Mr. Hinkes is a graduate of Yale University and Rutgers University School of Law and previously served as a law clerk to New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Robert L. Clifford. He is chairman of the Hampton Township Planning Board and a former chair of the New Jersey Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection. He practices primarily in civil litigation, commercial law, estate administration/litigation and land use.

Recipient: Richard J. Hughes Award; Jacobs Prize. Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert L. Clifford, Associate Justice, New Jersey Supreme Court, 1990-1991. Member, 1995-1999 and Chairman, 1998-1999, District X Ethics Committee. Trustee, 2000-2004 and Chairman, 2004, New Jersey Lawyers Fund for Client Protection. Chairman, Hampton Township Planning Board, 2000-


  • 1991, New Jersey
  • 1991, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • 1993, Virginia

Law School Attended

  • Rutgers University Law School, Class of 1990, J.D.

University Attended

  • Yale College, Class of 1979, Undergraduate

Associations & Memberships

  • Sussex County
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar