Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, PC, is pleased to announce that Drake P. Bearden, Jr. has joined the Firm as a Partner in its Voorhees, NJ office.
Mr. Bearden’s practice focuses on representing individuals and families in Employment and Civil Rights matters. He is Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney.
Mr. Bearden has litigated hundreds of Employment and Civil Rights cases obtaining tens of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for individuals.* He has tried numerous Employment and Civil Rights cases to verdict and obtained multiple six-figure-plus verdicts for plaintiffs.* Those verdicts include an $11.8 million dollar verdict in 2017 in a New Jersey Law Against Discrimination case, one of the largest verdicts awarded in the State of New Jersey that year for any type of case according to the New Jersey Law Journal Top N.J. Verdicts and Settlements. He sits on the Board of Governors of the New Jersey Association for Justice. He is also a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section Executive Committee, the National Employment Lawyer’s Association (New Jersey Chapter), and the Garden State Bar Association.
Mr. Bearden graduated from Temple University cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Art in Journalism. He then graduated from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, where he completed the School’s Nationally Ranked trial advocacy program.
* Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances