Governor’s Counsel Joins Dughi & Hewit, P.C.

Dughi & Hewit, P.C., a prominent New Jersey law firm with offices in Cranford, is pleased to announce that Craig A. Domalewski, who served as Senior Counsel to Governor Chris Christie for the past two years, has rejoined the firm as a principal member. The firm has also changed its name to Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski, P.C.

As Senior Counsel to Governor Christie, Domalewski provided advice and counsel to Governor Christie and Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa, who then served as Chief Counsel to the Governor, on a wide array of legislative, legal, regulatory, and policy initiatives.

Governor Christie, who practiced with Domalewski at Dughi & Hewit before the Governor served as United States Attorney for New Jersey, commented, “I would like to thank Craig for his outstanding service to New Jersey and to me.” The Governor described Craig “as a gifted lawyer who made significant contributions to my Administration.”

Prior to serving in the Christie Administration, Domalewski was a partner at Dughi & Hewit, P.C., where he represented pharmaceutical, manufacturing and private companies in complex civil litigation, including product liability, environmental and insurance coverage matters, and commercial transactions. He counseled hospitals and physicians in commercial disputes, regulatory and compliance issues and hospital / practice group transactions.

“We are excited to welcome Craig back to the firm,” said Russell L. Hewit, senior partner of the Cranford, New Jersey firm. “Craig is an exceptional lawyer who possesses a great deal of experience representing clients with complex legal problems in litigation and commercial transactions.” John Dughi added, “Craig’s experience in Trenton will be an asset for the firm and his return to the firm underscores our commitment to providing the highest quality legal service to our clients.”

Dughi & Hewit has successfully represented clients for over 30 years in New Jersey. The firm represents pharmaceutical, manufacturing and other major companies, hospitals, physicians, nursing homes, private businesses, and governmental entities in a wide variety of litigation, regulatory and transaction matters.

Governor Christie and Attorney General Chiesa were partners at Dughi & Hewit before leaving the firm when Mr. Christie was appointed as the United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey in2002. “The firm is incredibly proud of the accomplishments of our former partners over the past decade” Hewit stated.

Domalewski graduated summa cum laude from Seton Hall Law School in 1996 and received his B.A. from Lehigh University in 1991. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.