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Sills Cummis & Gross Welcomes Clifford D. Dawkins, Jr.

April 03, 2019

Sills Cummis & Gross is pleased to announce the addition of Clifford D. Dawkins, Jr. as an Associate in the Sills Cummis & Gross Employment and Labor Practice Group. He is resident in the Firm’s Newark office. His practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counseling.

Prior to joining Sills Cummis & Gross, Mr. Dawkins was an associate at a national employment and labor law firm and clerked for the Honorable Jose L. Fuentes, Presiding Judge for the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division.

Mr. Dawkins is a Member of the American Bar Association; New Jersey State Bar Association; Garden State Bar Association, where he is a Board Member/Chair of the Young Lawyers Division; and New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Civil Practice. He is Chancellor of the Rutgers University Black Lawyers Alumni Network and serves on the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Morris County. Mr. Dawkins is also a Member of the American Inns of Court, Sydney Reitman Labor & Employment Inn of Court and a 2019 Fellow of the National Employment Law Council Academy.

In 2015, Mr. Dawkins received his J.D. from Rutgers Law School-Newark, where he was the recipient of the Garden State Bar Association Scholarship Award, the Wanda Green Endowed Scholarship Award, the Education Pioneers Fellowship, the ABLS Dream Leader Award and was a member of the Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honors Society. He received his M.P.P. from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey where he was an Eagleton Institute of Politics Fellow, awarded the Edward J. Bloustein Outstanding Student Service Award and served as the 20th Anniversary Class Speaker. He received his B.S. in Business Administration from Cornell University where he was a Cornell Tradition Fellow.