Wong Fleming Partners selected as honorees for the NJBIZ Leaders in Law 2023 Award

April 12, 2023 | by Wong Fleming

Wong Fleming is proud to announce that two of the firm’s partners, Daniel C. Fleming and Dafney Dubuisson Stokes, have been selected as honorees for the NJBIZ Leaders in Law 2023 Award.

Following an open nomination period, honorees were chosen by a panel of independent judges with experience in the justice system. The selections were based on legal professionals – lawyers and general counsels – whose dedication to their occupation and to their communities is outstanding.

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Daniel C. Fleming has achieved professional excellence as a trial attorney and has dedicated his career to help the advancement of women and minority attorneys. He has mentored and promoted excellence at Wong Fleming and supported diverse firms around the country for Fortune 500 clients. Under his leadership, Wong Fleming has grown from three attorneys to one of the largest women- and minority-owned law firms in the country. Mr. Fleming, an AV-rated attorney with over 38 years of legal experience, having jury tried over 100 cases, and is one of NJ’s best-known authorities on bankruptcy and commercial litigation. He’s been recognized as a Super Lawyer and as a Fellow of the American Bar Association for his outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession. Mr. Fleming is Chairman of the Board of Asian Bank in Philadelphia, and serves on the Program Committee for the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation. He’s an Ambassador for the National Health Law Program, and a member of the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, and the Defense Research Institute. He actively participates and supports diversity initiatives with bar associations, Fortune 500 companies, NJ LEEP, the Volunteer Lawyers for Justice and NAMWOLF.

Dafney Dubuisson Stokes is a partner of Wong Fleming. She concentrates her practice in creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, and automotive finance. Ms. Dubuisson Stokes has led creditors’ rights teams on a national level for clients who have experienced their highest recovery rates. She has also successfully defended many automotive finance companies in connection with complex Fair Credit Reporting Act, Truth in Lending and bankruptcy litigation. In law school, Ms. Dubuisson Stokes served as a judicial intern for Magisterial District Court Justice David R. Strawbridge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She also became certified in domestic relations mediation and volunteered at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Family Division, where she used her conflict management and negotiation skills to assist estranged families. Ms. Dubuisson Stokes is licensed to practice law in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. She holds a B.A. degree, with honors, from Boston College and a J.D. degree from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law.