In memory of
Morris Brown, Esq., 83, of Ocean Township, N.J., died Aug. 10, 2011, at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York. A service will be held Friday, Aug. 12, at 10 a.m. at Temple Neve Shalom, 250 Grove St., Metuchen, N.J., with interment to follow at Beth Israel Cemetery, Woodbridge, N.J. Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapels, Ocean Township, is in charge of arrangements. A renowned trial lawyer in many specialties for 55 years, Mr. Brown joined the Wilentz, Goldman and Spitzer firm in 1956 and became a partner in 1968. Born in Rahway (1928) and raised in Carteret, Mr. Brown attended Rutgers University and graduated from George Washington with a B.A. in 1951. He received his law degree (J.D.) from Harvard in 1955. He met and married Sylvia Cohen in 1953, whom he lost this past May 30th after nearly 58 years of marriage. Mr. Brown was very active in the Middlesex County, New Jersey State, and American Bar Associations, as well as the Middlesex County Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA). He was president of the Middlesex County Trial Lawyers and president of ATLA between 1976 and 1977. He received numerous of awards in the legal field, including the Hon. Joseph Halpern Award for demonstrating the criteria of integrity, motivation, scholarship, compassion and advocacy. He mentored many young lawyers in his beloved firm. Mr. Brown was a leader in the community. He served as a trustee of the J.F.K. Medical Center in Edison, N.J., since 1975, and on the board of directors and as vice president of Temple Neve Shalom in Metuchen. He also belonged to Temple Torat El in Ocean. Surviving are his sons, David Hilary Brown of Ocean, Alan Stuart Brown and daughter-in-law Antoinette Smith of Woodbridge, daughter Patricia Keneally of Warren, N.J., and grandson Emmanuel. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in the name of Morris Brown to the American Cancer Society or the JFK Medical Center Foundation. The family thanks all who have given their support.
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