The Honorable James H. Coleman, Jr. to be Included in Rutgers Oral History Archives


The Honorable James H. Coleman, Jr., Associate Justice, New Jersey Supreme Court (Ret) and Of Counsel to Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C. (Porzio), will be included in the Rutgers Oral History Archives. 

Justice Coleman's contributions to the cause of racial and social justice are immeasurable. In 1978 he was appointed to the New Jersey Superior Court Law Division, and in 1981, the Appellate Division. In 1994 he was sworn in as the first African-American New Jersey Supreme Court Justice. Among the most recent of his numerous honors, Justice Coleman was recognized by Best Lawyers in America as the 2015 Newark Best Lawyers Arbitration Lawyer of the Year, and was nominated to the New Jersey Hall of Fame. He is a recipient of New Jersey Law Journal's 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award. 

The Rutgers Oral History Archives (ROHA) records the personal narratives of those who played a role in shaping New Jersey's history, social/cultural movements and events. To learn more, please visit

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