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NJBIZ Leaders in Law 2021 - Thomas H. Prol

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May 13, 2021

Sills Cummis & Gross Member Thomas Prol was included among the “2021 Leaders in Law” by NJBIZ. The Leaders in Law honorees, selected by a panel of independent judges for their outstanding dedication to their occupation and their communities, were recognized at a virtual ceremony on May 13, 2021.

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Leaders in the Law Supplement – Thomas Prol, Member, Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.

What do you consider to be your greatest contribution to the success of your company/clients? My empathy for their concerns, understanding their goals and needs and constant focus on developing an effective strategy to navigate a path to success.

What do you enjoy most about your career? I consider it a sacred honor when clients come to me with their problems, questions and concerns and ask me to help them find a solution or navigate to a better place in their lives. It is both humbling and enriching—and it gives me purpose! Moreover, the legal community is creative and dynamic and I am constantly amazed and inspired by others with whom I interact.

What types of charities, community involvement, or pro bono work are you involved in? I am a founding and current executive board member of New Jersey’s largest LGBTQ education and advocacy organization, Garden State Equality, and have been involved over the past two decades in the grassroots, political and legal advocacy for my community’s rights and protections. As a member of the board of the American Bar Association, I work to advance diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and advocate for a more just and equitable world.

Who has been your most influential role model? My mom raised me to step up and act, informed by common sense and morality. She showed me the spirit and courage to take up battles on principle and to engage where I disagree or see something wrong.