ANSELL GRIMM & AARON, PC welcomes Deirdre A. Petersen as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer. As the COO, Ms. Petersen will work closely with the Managing Shareholders on strategy, growth, and development and will be responsible for the oversight of the business and administrative functions of the Firm.
Ms. Petersen brings over thirty years of experience as a law firm management professional to ANSELL GRIMM & AARON, PC. A New York native and graduate of the University of Kansas, she has focused her career on the management of mid-sized law firms. Ms. Petersen has been recognized as one of 400 Certified Legal Managers in the United States. The CLM certification recognizes specialized knowledge of the legal industry, as well as a comprehensive understanding of the unique issues of law office management. She has been active in the state and national Associations of Legal Administrators and currently serves on the Board of the Cyber Chapter. She is a non-attorney member of the American Bar and New Jersey State Bar Associations, where she previously served as a member of the Law Office Management Committee.
Michael V. Benedetto, Esq., President and Managing Shareholder of ANSELL GRIMM & AARON, PC noted that Ms. Petersen will be the first non-attorney executive in the Firm’s more than 90 year history and added “Deirdre brings with her not only a wealth of experience and knowledge, but she is the perfect fit for the AGA culture. After recent expansions of all three of our New Jersey offices, the Management Committee and Shareholders of the Firm saw the recruitment of a top executive as a logical step toward helping us implement and execute the next phases of our strategic plan. From our first discussions with Deirdre, as well as our discussions with the leadership from past firms with whom Deirdre worked, we felt extremely confident that Deirdre was the right person to help lead our team. The Firm is extremely happy that we were able to successfully recruit Deirdre as our first COO.”
For more than 90 years, ANSELL GRIMM & AARON, PC has been dedicated to providing excellent legal representation. In providing zealous advocacy and skilled legal advice to our diverse clientele, our attorneys all practice with a common philosophy… commitment to excellence and commitment to people.