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Nutley Lawer Club
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Kevin P. Harkins, Township Attorney for Nutley Township and a partner with McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter L.L.P.

Mr. Harkins, 50, was a 1985 graduate of Drew University received a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University and

was admitted to the bar of New Jersey and the United States District Court in 1988. He was admitted to the United

States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, in 1997.

He began his legal career as an associate at Orbe, Nugent & Darcy which merged with McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney

& Carpenter L.L.P. (MDMC, LLP) in Ridgewood, NJ.

He was a contributing author to the Treatise New Jersey Local Government Deskbook. In 2008 Mr. Harkins was

appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to the district 11A Free Arbitration Committee. He also was active in

Nutley Youth Sports as a coach.

His legal practice also concentrated on sophisticated leasing, financing and conveyancing tractions involving multi-
million dollar financing, acquisitions and sales of multi-tenanted strip shopping centers and other commercial and

industrial properties.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Jo (Chagnon) Harkins; a son, Cade Patrick; a daughter, Jo Anastasia; his parents,

William and Eileen (O'Brien) Harkins; two sisters, Colleen Leach and Maureen Adams, a brother, Keith Harkins and

many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Kevin P. Harkins family trust. C/O MDMC LLP, 40 W.

Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood N.J. 07450

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Hon. Michael J. Viola, Judge of the Nutley Municipal Court, and a lifelong resident of Nutley.

Judge Viola, 71, was graduated by Seton Hall Prep, Seton Hall University and earned a Juris

Doctorate Degree from the University of Louisville Law School.

He was appointed to the bench as Municipal Court Judge of Nutley in 1990 after previously

serving with the Essex County Public Defender's Office. He served as Nutley's Public Defender

and was the former zoning board attorney. Judge Viola was a member of the Essex County Bar

Association and the Essex County Municipal Judges Association.

He is survived by his wife, Judy (Raimo) Viola, his daughter, Melissa Lukis and her husband,

Richard, and two grandchildren, Ryan and Alexa. He also leaves his brother, Brian Viola and his

wife, Joyce.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Nutley PBA Local #33 PO Box 65,

Nutley, NJ 07110 or the Nutley Emergency & Rescue Squad, PO Box 172, Nutley, NJ 07110

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