Eric S. Pennington, Esq.
Managing Partner of Eric S. Pennington, PC, and former Chief Judge of the Orange Municipal Court, Eric S. Pennington concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, civil rights and employment litigation. Eric S. Pennington, P.C. a premier, black owned boutique law firm has rendered uninterrupted legal services in Newark, NJ for nearly two decades.
After graduating from Rutgers School of Law-Newark in 1992, Mr. Pennington went on to clerk for Robert N. Wilentz, Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, and then clerked for the Hon. Damon J. Keith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Additionally, Mr. Pennington is an alumnus of two of the largest law firms in the country. Specifically, Mr. Pennington worked in the New York office of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, where he practiced corporate law. Furthermore, Mr. Pennington served as an attorney working principally in the Labor and Employment Group for Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione (now Gibbons PC), until 1999 when he began his own practice.
Mr. Pennington has served as a Commissioner of the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation, the New Jersey State Bar’s Continuing Legal Education Advisory Committee, the Ethics Diversionary Program Committee and on the Board of Trustees for the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey. Additionally, Mr. Pennington currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Urban League of Essex County. Mr. Pennington also is an active member of the Garden State and New Jersey State Bar Associations, and is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Mr. Pennington has also served as an Adjunct Professor for Seton Hall University School of Law and frequently advises employers and law enforcement agencies regarding best practices regarding their civil rights and employment obligations under the law.