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.
Judge Wendel Daniels is very instrumental in mentoring the Youth of Ocean County, New Jersey, and leads a Chess League, where he trains youth to become skilled Chess players. He is regularly assigned Law Clerks before they take the Bar Exam. Judge Daniels is shown here with mentee, Michael Yearwood.