DWAYNE D. WARREN is an experienced attorney who has focused his practice on municipal government law, employment law, election law and civil rights law. He serves as counsel to a law firm. Warren is sought after for experience in dealing with issues concerning municipal government operations and the separation of governmental powers. Warren is an adjunct professor in the Para- Legal Studies Program at Essex County College. He also lectured in a course entitled Racism and the Law at William Paterson University. In 2008, Mr. Warren completed a term as a Municipal Court Judge in the Orange Municipal Court. Currently he serves as the Legislative Research Office for the City of Orange Municipal Council.
Outside of the courtroom and classroom, Mr. Warren has been a valuable resource to the community where he has focused on programs that benefit young people. Warren serves as an internship site supervisor for college students seeking a career in the legal field. His family has dedicated its own resources to start the Warren Foundation a youth development organization that serves as mentor to students in urban school students seeking higher education . Mr. Warren serves as a volunteer assistant coach on the Orange recreation football team. One of his duties includes assuring that the players achieve academically.
Warren is a lifetime democrat and has devote his time and talents to the Party and its policies. Warren has served on the legal corps of every Democratic National Committee Convention since 1992. In 2008, Warren received credentials to appear on the convention floor in Denver Colorado to participate in the historical nomination of President Barack Obama. He previously served a assistant counsel to the Essex County Democratic Party.
Dwayne received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and his Juris Doctor Degree from Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, NJ. He earned the Certificate in Municipal Finances-Raising and Spending Money by Municipalities from the Center for Government Services Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy of Rutgers University (topics included: Municipal Budgets, Bonding, Property Tax Assessments, Tax Lien Enforcement and Public Contracts Law). He also completed the employment and labor law seminar at the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Mr. Warren is certified by the State of New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts as a Mediator for the Superior Court of New Jersey Special Civil Part.
Upon receiving his Juris Doctor, Mr. Warren was awarded a Judicial Clerkship with the Honorable Kenith D. Bloom, J.S.C. and then served as an Assistant Prosecutor with the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Thereafter, he secured a position as an associate with a mid-sized private law where he received extensive experience representing public entities and non profit organizations as legal counselor and litigator. He then became a partner with the law firm of Warren & Tosi, P.C. where his practice focused on representing public sector clients in providing legal advice and counsel to governing boards of public entities such as towns municipalities, counties and boards.
Mr. Warren is a member of the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys and is licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey, Washington, D.C. and before the United States District Court for New Jersey.
Dwayne is married to Karma, an emergency room physician. They are the parents of 11 year old Dwayne and 10 year old Nia. The Warrens are members of the NAACP and the Clear View Baptist Church where Dwayne serves on the Trustee Board.
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