Beth Rose Sills Cummis & Gross P.C., Partner
Achievements: Earning a national reputation for her work in defending pharmaceutical and medical device companies in complex product liability and mass tort litigation; playing an active role in the management of Sills Cummis & Gross, including service on the management and compensation committees; serving in a leadership role with Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey .
Education: Bachelor’s degree, Wesleyan University; law degree, Georgetown University Law Center.
Role model: “The late Honorable Charles J. Walsh. He taught me not only the skills necessary for effective trial advocacy, but also the importance of honesty and integrity.”
Last books read: “A Game of Thrones” and “A Clash of Kings,” by George R.R. Martin.
Go-to stress buster: “Boxing, CrossFit and chocolate, but not necessarily in that order.”
What change would make workplaces friendlier to work-life balance? “Consistent female role models in positions of authority.”
What do you wish someone had told you when you were first starting out in business? “It is a marathon, not a sprint. You often learn more from your failures than from your success.”
Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.
Newark, Essex County