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Independence Arch

Featured Personality

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Hon. Judge Wendel E. Daniels

Superior Court of

Ocean County, New Jesey

   It is said that Barbadians are a strong, proud, and educated people, who value not only those Barbadians who come from the homeland, but also those who descended from those who came from the homeland.   Bajan Diaspora Online would like to proudly introduce one of those descendants, whose cultural heritage is strongly tied to our homeland, Barbados.

     Judge Wendel E. Daniels is the son of Eileen Lewis, who was born in New York City, to Marcus and Daisy Blackman of Barbados.   His father was Bertram S. Daniels, also from New York.   Judge Daniel's birthplace was in Queens, New York.   He is the second of five brothers and sisters, Shelton, Robin, Carl, Colin, and Lauren.

     As a child, Wendel or Judge, as I often call him, attended high school at Brooklyn Technical, a specialized high school in New York.  From there he moved on to attend Fordham University in the Bronx, where he majored in English, Black Studies and Elementary Education.  He graduated in 1974.

     Judge Daniels began practicing law in 1985, with the law firm of Lawson and Butler in Asbury Park, New Jersey.  In June of 1986, he opened his own law office in Lakewood, N.J., where he specialized in Real Estate, Civil Rights, Police Misconduct, and Criminal Defense.