Honors and Awards

Blank Rome’s Stephen Orlofsky Inducted into the Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame at Fort Benning

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Stephen M. Orlofsky, who served as a captain in the U.S. Army, Field Artillery, from 1966 to 1970, was inducted into the Officer Candidate School (“OCS”) Hall of Fame, at Fort Benning, Georgia, on April 29, 2019. Steve was also inducted into the OCS Hall of Fame (Durham Hall), at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, on May 21, 1999.

“We are incredibly proud of Steve’s induction into the OCS Hall of Fame at Fort Benning,” said Grant S. Palmer, Blank Rome’s Managing Partner and CEO. “This prestigious honor is a recognition of Steve’s outstanding contributions and unwavering dedication to the U.S. Army, the administration of justice in New Jersey as a former U.S. District Judge and Magistrate Judge, and the legal profession at large.”

The OCS Hall of Fame is intended to honor individuals who have distinguished themselves in military or civilian pursuits. Induction into the Hall of Fame places Steve in a prestigious group of OCS graduates who have each achieved at least one of the following accomplishments: 1) awarded Medal of Honor or Distinguished Service Cross, 2) elected or appointed to an office of prominence in the national or state government, 3) achieved national or state recognition for outstanding service to the nation, 4) attained an exceptional wartime service record, or 5) attained the rank of Colonel while serving on active duty or the reserves. For more information on the OCS Hall of Fame, please click here.

At Blank Rome, Stephen leads the Firm’s appellate practice and is chair of the Princeton office, which was recently named The American Lawyer’s Regional Litigation Department of the Year and Law360’s New Jersey Powerhouse. He concentrates his practice in the areas of complex litigation and alternative dispute resolution, counseling clients throughout the United States in federal and state civil and criminal courts, both at the appellate and trial level. In 2018, Stephen received the Camden County Bar Foundation’s Judge John F. Gerry Award and in 2015, he was named the inaugural recipient of the New Jersey Law Journal’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He has been ranked by Chambers USA as a leader in the field of general commercial litigation and has received the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Steve Orlofsky OCS Hall of Fame
Steve Orlofsky joins the OCS Hall of Fame at Fort Benning, Georgia.