Stephen L. Willis

Stephen L. Willis

Toms River, New Jersey

Year Joined Firm

  • 1991

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Juvenile
  • Environmental
  • Civil
  • Real Estate
  • Corporate
  • Special Education
  • Labor Law

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1991
  • New York, 1992
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1991


  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence summa cum laude - 1991
    • Honors: Valedictorian
  • Montclair State College, Montclair, New Jersey
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude - 1988
    • Major: Psychology
  • Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio
    • M.A., Master of Arts

Published Works

  • A Year's Worth of Lessons About ISRA, New Jersey Law Journal, October 24, 1994
  • Individual Cannot Be 'Point Source' Subject to Criminal Sanctions, Environmental Compliance & Litigation Strategy, July, 1994
  • New Permit Process Should Speed Cleanups, New Jersey Law Journal, May 2, 1994
  • Amnesty for ISRA and Spill Act Violations, Commerce, April, 1994
  • New Jersey's Underground Storage Talk and Spill Prevention and Control Laws: What They Mean to You, Journal of Environmental, Permitting, Summer, 1992
  • The New Spill Act Regulations, Commerce, January, 1992
  • Recent Developments in Environmental Issues: Impact on Tooling and Manufacturing, TAD Magazine, Nov/Dec, 1991
  • A Critical Perspective on Baseball's Collusion Decisions, Seton Hall Journal of Sports Law, Volume I, Spring, 1991


  • Addiction and Treatment in the Criminal Justice System, Professional Liaison Association, Westhampton Township, September 13, 2004
  • DWI Amendments - Michael's Law, Florence's Law, and John's Law, Monmouth County Intoxicated Driver Resource Center, April 30, 2004
  • Drug Courts - Defense Counsel's Perspective, Ocean County Bar Association, Forked River, February 26, 2004
  • Children's Records Law, Lorman Education Services, Inc., Cherry Hill, December 14, 2000
  • 2c or not 2c: A Collaborative, Integrated Approach to Eradicate Chemical Dependency in Our Schools, Substance Awareness Coordinator Meeting, Toms River Alcohol and Substance Abuse Programs, March 30, 2000
  • Addiction and Treatment in the Criminal Justice System, Community Medical Center, Continuing Medical Education, December 9, 1999
  • The Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA) and Other Developments from the Whitman Administration, Elf-Atochem North America, Inc., July 11, 1996
  • Hazardous Material and Waste Management in New Jersey, Institute of Business Law, Newark, New Jersey, November 8, 1994
  • The Industrial Site Recovery Act, Guest Lecturer, Seton Hall University School of Law, New Jersey, 1994
  • ISRA Review and Update, Seminar, CH2M Hill Environmental Consultants, Woodbridge, New Jersey, September 28, 1994
  • How to Avoid Environmental Fines and Violations, Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey, Paramus, New Jersey, 1994

Honors and Awards

  • Seton Hall University School of Law - Valedictorian
  • First Fidelity Bank Award for Achieving - Highest Cumulative Average
  • Westlaw Publishing Company - Award for Academic Excellence
  • Andrew B. Crummy Memorial - Scholarship for Academic Excellence
  • Honors Appellate Moot Court Competition
  • Montclair State College - Summa cum laude
  • Sigma Xi - Scientific Research Society - Certificate of Recognition

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member, Environmental Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Member, Natural Resources Law Section
  • Commerce & Industry Assoc. of NJ, Program Sub-Committee Chair, 1993 - 1999
  • Coalition Against Impaired Driving of NJ, Inc., Legal Counsel, 2004 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Coalition Against Impaired Driving of NJ, Inc., 2004 - Present


  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Xi