By Keith Long
CCC Journalism Program
VOORHEES – Keith James Gentes, a 30-year-old Irishman, was raised in a small town, Warwick, R.I. Growing up, Gentes spent his formative years playing with the family golden retriever, Shamus.
“Every happy childhood memory was with Shamus by my side,” said Gentes.
He began his educational experience in a Catholic elementary school, where he was quite the class clown.
“I had my own desk in detention,” he said with a laugh.
From there, he matriculated at Gorton Middle School. Throughout his elementary and middle school years, he played on numerous traveling soccer teams.
From there, he enrolled at Bishop Hendricken High School, where, like his father, Keith, he was a nationally ranked hammer thrower. Through dedication and hard work, Gentes earned a full athletic scholarship to the State University of New York at Buffalo.
After becoming disenchanted with the nine-to-five life, he continued his scholarly ways at Rutgers Law School in Camden.
“Some people do not know what they want to be when they grow up, but Keith was goal oriented from the start,” said his father.
Throughout his life, Gentes has been a social butterfly but has yet to find that special someone.
As an attorney, he is striving to become a master of his craft. His hard work and dedication to his clients has led a number of his matters to being covered in the Courier-Post.
For now, he is busy as an associate at Garber Law PC in Voorhees, N.J. He wants to open his own practice within five years and begin a family.