Lloyd Freeman, Esq.
Lloyd Freeman is a Partner and Chief Diversity Officer at Archer Law in Haddonfield, New Jersey where his areas of concentration are Commercial and Complex Civil Litigation in both the State and Federal Courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. As Chief Diversity Officer he carries out the firm’s vision to grow Diversity and Inclusion which includes the implementation of policies and procedures, and fostering programs to promote diversity throughout the firm.
A champion of Diversity and Inclusion, in 2012 he created the firms affinity group L.E.A.D Lawyers Encouraging Archer’s Diversity through which he has coordinated the Summer Associate Program for the past three years resulting in the most diverse summer associate classes in Archer history. In 2017 he launched Archer’s Diversity Summer Associate Corporate Share Program which attracts diverse law students from across the country who split a summer position between Archer and a Fortune 500 Company. Lloyd himself was a summer associate at Archer and received an Archer Diversity Scholarship while in law school. He is the first person of color to rise through the ranks from summer associate to partnership status.
Outside the firm, Lloyd has and continues to serve in numerous capacities, including as a member of Governor Phil Murphy’s transition team. He has also served as President of the Garden State Bar Association (GSBA). Where under his leadership nearly $100,000 was raised and awarded in scholarships to a record number of diverse law students.
Most admirable is Lloyd’s commitment to the community. He is Chairman of the Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region, the third largest mentoring agency in the nation serving nearly 4,000 children in the Philadelphia and South Jersey area. He has inspired dozens of black men to volunteer as mentors, a demographic that is in dire need and has donated hundreds of pro bono hours in legal services to the agency. Additionally he founded and chairs the Burlington Camden Achievement Foundation which runs the Beautillion Scholarship and Mentoring Program designed to prepare high school males of color for college and subsequent life. Through the foundation over $155,000 in scholarships have been awarded to 121 young men who have completed the program and been accepted to over 650 colleges across the country.
In recognition of his non-profit board service, Lloyd was recently named Young Professional of the Year by the Non Profit Development Center of Southern New Jersey, received the Outstanding Director Award from the Philadelphia Business Journal and the Halo Award from the South Jersey Young Professionals Association. He’s received numerous other service awards including the Craig M. Perry Award for Community Service - Philadelphia Bar Association, the Community Leadership Award - LEAP Academy, and the Visionary Leader Award - Camden County East NAACP.
Among his many professional recognitions include Young Lawyer of the Year - New Jersey State Bar Association in 2010, one of Philadelphia's Top 40 Under 40 in 2014, one of the Nation’s Best Advocates Under 40 by the National Bar Association in 2018 and most recently the Diversity Attorney of the Year by the New Jersey Law Journal in 2019.
Lloyd holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business from Howard University and a Juris Doctor from Rutgers Law School. Lloyd resides in Sicklerville, New Jersey with his wife, Ebony, and their two children, Ailey and Beau.