Posted on November 21, 2020 at 3:30 AM
Earlier this month, the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law awarded a 2020 professionalism award to the Honorable Paul W. Armstrong.
While serving as a Somerset County Superior Court judge for 18 years, Armstrong presided over many notable cases. As an attorney, he was a pioneer of patients’ rights and argued several landmark cases before the New Jersey Supreme Court and U.S. Supreme Court.
Armstrong successfully argued the Karen Ann Quinlan case, which became a catalyst for the hospice movement. And his representation in the case of Nancy Beth Cruzan helped promote greater use of living wills and advance directives.