October 26, 2020
Sills Cummis' Thomas Prol was again named to the InsiderNJ Insider OUT 100: LGBT Power List. This third annual list covers the "politically influential LGBTQs in New Jersey politics" according to the article.
InsiderNJ had this to say about Prol, who came in at the #14 spot:
"Tom Prol, New Jersey’s first openly gay State Bar president, is the strand of continuity from Garden State Equality’s debut back in the aughts until today. He currently sits on GSE’s Political Action Board. Tom is also general counsel to the Municipal Clerks Association of New Jersey.
His work at the blue chip Newark law firm Sills Cummis & Gross gives Tom an expanded platform for his political advocacy work as well for his litigation and environmental & land use legal practice.
Tom helped start the LGBTQ rights section of the State Bar back in 2004 as a vehicle to mentor LGBTQ lawyers in more conservative areas of the state. This broke down the closet door and allowed these lawyers to be the social justice warriors they were meant to be. In addition to teaching Constitutional law at Seton Hall, Mr. Prol’s monthly column on LGBTQ legal issues for the New Jersey Law Journal continues to amplify our community’s legal concerns."