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,
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.