Elnardo J. Webster II

Partner Elnardo J. Webster II concentrates his practice in areas of real estate and regulatory matters, and government affairs.

Mr. Webster advises a wide range of clients, including health care providers, regulated utilities, insurance companies, and developers, as well as business and entrepreneurial companies. Mr. Webster has represented clients before governmental agencies such as the Department of Health, the Casino Control Commission, the Department of Insurance, the Economic Development Authority, the Board of Regulatory Commissioners, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Environmental Protection and Energy, the Army Corp of Engineers, and local and municipal zoning and planning boards. He serves also as General Counsel and Special Litigation Counsel for a number of governmental agencies.

In 2002, Mr. Webster and United States Senator Cory Booker founded a law firm. Mr. Webster was Treasurer of Senator Booker’s Mayoral Campaign from 1998 through 2006 and was also Finance Chairman in Senator Booker’s 2010 Mayoral Campaign. Mr. Webster currently serves as General Counsel to the Booker Transition.

In 2005, Mr. Webster was recognized as one of 50 noteworthy minority and/or women lawyers in an annual survey conducted by the New Jersey Law Journal. According to the Law Journal, the 50 selected lawyers were chosen with a “view toward such criteria as length of practice, demonstrated acumen in their field, success in making law, recognition as an authority, peer recognition, merit-based memberships, bar association leadership and a demonstrated record of public service and pro bono activities. They are all leaders or future leaders in their firms and in their legal communities.”

Mr. Webster is a recipient of the American Academy of Trial Lawyers Advocate Award, as well as Co-Founder of Sports Futures, a non-profit organization benefiting inner-city youth. Also, in 2006, Mr. Webster was appointed by the Most Reverend John J. Myers, Archbishop of Newark, to the Board of Trustees of Cathedral Healthcare System, one of the largest providers of health care to the people of Newark and its surrounding communities. Mr. Webster served in this capacity until the Newark system was sold.

Mr. Webster has received many football-related accolades, including his selection as Rutgers University’s Top Scholar Athlete. In addition, he played professional football for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In 2009, 2010, and 2011, Mr. Webster was named a “New Jersey Super Lawyer” by New Jersey Monthly Magazine.

In 2006, 2007, and 2008, Mr. Webster was named a “New Jersey Rising Star” by New Jersey Monthly Magazine.

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1996
  • District of Columbia, 1998

Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., 1996

  • Rutgers Graduate School of Management, M.B.A., 1996

  • Rutgers College, B.A., 1991