Each year, the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women recognizes one attorney in Somerset County as the Outstanding Woman in the Law in Somerset County. The Commission will hold this year’s dinner on March 25, 2011 in Franklin Township. This year they will honor Howes & Howes founder Kathy Howes for her two decades of service to Somerset County.
During her two decades in practice in Somerset County, Kathy has been appointed as the Raritan Municipal Judge (1991) and as the Far Hills Municipal Prosecutor (2001), and in 2009 was elected to the Peapack-Gladstone Borough Council. Prior to her election to the Peapack-Gladstone Borough Council, she served as a member of its Land Use Board. As an attorney she has served as a member of the Early Settlement Panel (Somerset County), as the Chair of the District XIII Fee Arbitration Committee and as Treasurer of the Somerset County Family Law Inns of Court.
Kathy has served those in need of legal services in Somerset County since she hung her shingle out in Raritan in December 1991. She hung her shingle at number 26 Anderson Street in Raritan Borough, becoming the third generation of family businesses at that location. Another outstanding Somerset County woman preceded her at number 26. Her mother Kate Giaquinto Esposito ran the family grocery store and a real estate practice out of the building. Kate passed along the family tradition of effective and ethical business, as well as service to the community and focus on family.
Congratulations to Kathy Howes, Somerset County’s Outstanding Woman in the Law, 2011.