Barbara R. Lapham, Esq. is a shareholder and the President of the firm. Ms. Lapham graduated from Upsala College, summa cum laude, and Rutgers University School of Law, Camden with high honors. She was admitted to the New Jersey Bar and the U.S. District Court of New Jersey in 1985. While in law school she served as a staff member and Managing Editor of the Rutgers Camden Law Journal and spent a summer clerkship with the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, Division of Gaming Enforcement. Upon graduation, Ms. Lapham served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Edward S. Miller, J.S.C. in the Chancery Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey for Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties.
Ms. Lapham has practiced with the firm since September 1985. Her primary areas of practice are banking, business, commercial and residential real estate, collections, creditor bankruptcy, foreclosures and school law. She is also active in the management of the firm. Ms. Lapham served as the Solicitor for the Buena Regional School District, Atlantic County, New Jersey for 10 years. She has been representing residential and commercial lenders and banking institutions throughout her career. She is a Member of the Cumberland County Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association. While serving as the Solicitor for the Buena Regional School Board, she also served as a Trustee of AMPSA, the Attorney affiliate of the New Jersey School Boards Association and previously served as the Chair and Member of the District 1 Fee Arbitration Committee.