Kimberly A. Yonta was sworn in last week to serve as president-elect of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA).
The Middlesex County lawyer and former association trustee is on the path to the presidency in 2020. She was sworn in at the Annual Meeting and Convention in Atlantic City.
Yonta, a New Brunswick practitioner who concentrates in criminal trial advocacy and municipal criminal matters, said she is honored to have the opportunity to continue working on issues that affect the members of the association and legal profession.
“The NJSBA is laser-focused on several critical issues, all with the central goal of improving the lives and practices of attorneys across New Jersey,” Yonta said.
Yonta has extensive experience in the association.
She is a past chair of the Criminal Law Section, and has previously chaired the Lawyers in Transition Committee, Finance and Operations Committee, Women in the Profession Section and Young Lawyers Division. Yonta is a member of several other state bar groups, including the Amicus, Finance and Operations, Government and Public Sector Lawyers, and Meetings Arrangements and Program committees; and has served as the association’s representative to the New Jersey Supreme Court Committees on Model Criminal Jury Charges and Jury Selection. She is a recipient of the Solo Small-Firm Lawyer of the Year Award for her work related to lawyers in transition, and received a 2018 Legislative Service Award for efforts on the veterans diversion program.
Yonta is also a trustee with the Middlesex County Bar Association.
She is married to former NJSBA Trustee Craig M. Aronow. They live in East Brunswick with their two daughters, Abigail and Madeline.