September 15, 2017
Peter G. Verniero was inducted into the Hunterdon County Business Hall of Fame as a “Distinguished Leader.” The Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce Foundation established the Business Hall of Fame this year to honor current and past business leaders who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, innovation, ethics and vision. The inaugural induction ceremony took place on September 14, 2017 at the Ryland Inn in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey.
Mr. Verniero is a Member of Sills Cummis & Gross P.C., and is Chair of the Firm’s Corporate Internal Investigations and Appellate Practice Groups. He joined the Firm in 2004 after a decade of public service in senior positions within the executive and judicial branches of state government. Appointed by Governor Christine Todd Whitman as her chief counsel and then her chief of staff, Mr. Verniero became the New Jersey Attorney General in 1996. Mr. Verniero was appointed to the Supreme Court of New Jersey in 1999. As an associate justice for a five-year period from September 1999 to August 2004, Mr. Verniero authored and signed 124 judicial opinions touching on a wide array of civil and criminal areas. He annotates and provides commentary to the Rules Governing the Courts of the State of New Jersey, a widely used reference guide for the legal profession published by Gann Law Books.