Thomas F. Shebell, Jr.

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Thomas F. Shebell, Jr.

Thomas F. Shebell, Jr.

Born in Asbury Park, N.J., Judge Shebell received his B.A., an LL.B. and J.D. from Rutgers University, where he was President of the Student Bar Association and President of Phi Delta Phi. He received his L.L.M. from the University of Virginia Law School. Admitted to the Bar of New Jersey in 1960 and New York in 1990, he sat as a Judge of the Monmouth County Court, 1976-1978; was appointed to the Superior Court in 1978; served as Assignment Judge, Vicinage #9, 1980-1983. Judge Shebell was appointed to the Appellate Division of Superior Court in 1983, retiring in 1998 after serving as Presiding Judge of Part G for many years, and on occasion, serving temporary appointments on the Supreme Court. Judge Shebell is a highly-valued member of the firm and serves its clients in an of counsel capacity.  In other words, he provides guidance and insight to the firm’s partners and associates on the handling of specific legal matters and client affairs.  In addition, Judge Shebell continues his own practice in the areas of alternative dispute resolution, mediation, and arbitration of complex civil litigation.

Year Joined Organization:

Areas of Practice:
NJ Personal Injury – Defense
NJ Personal Injury — Plaintiff

Bar Admissions:
New Jersey, 1960
New York, 1990

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law – Newark, New Jersey, 1960
LL.B., Bachelor of Law
Honors: LL.B. Replaced by J.D.

University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia

Representative Cases:
State v. Michaels, 625 A.2d 489 (N.J.Super.A.D. 1993)
T.L. v. Toys R Us, Inc., 605 A.2d 1125 (N.J.Super.A.D. 1992)
State v. Celmer, 362 A.2d 1330 (N.J.Co. 1976)

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Lecturer, Trial Techniques, Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1962 – 1972

Honors and Awards:
Asbury Park Boys Club Hall of Fame, October 21, 1988

Professional Associations and Memberships:
New Jersey Supreme Court Task Forces, Member, Women in the Courts
Disparity in Sentencing and Dispute Resolution
New Jersey Supreme Court Member, Committee on Relations with Media
American Association for Justice Member
American Association for Justice, 1972 – 1974 – New Jersey State Committeeman
American Association for Justice, 1975 – 1976 – Board of Governors
Monmouth Bar Association Member
Monmouth Bar Association, 1965 – 1968 – Trustee
Monmouth Bar Association, 1968 – 1971 – Secretary
Monmouth Bar Association, 1974 – 1975 – First Vice President
Monmouth Bar Association, 1975 – 1976 – President
New Jersey State Bar Association Member
American Bar Association Member
Zoning Board of Adjustment, Ocean Township – Chairman
Selective Service Board 33 Member
Selective Service Board 33, 1974 – 1975 – Chairman
Ocean Township Lions Club, 1967 – 1972 – Director
Ocean Township Lions Club, 1973 – 1974 – President
Asbury Park Boys Club, 1963 – President
Rutgers Law School Alumni Association – Past President, Secretary, Treasurer and Director
New Jersey Supreme Court, 1993 – Present – Member, Task Force on Sexual Harassment
American Association for Justice, 1972 – 1975 – Member, Board of Governors

Past Employment Positions:
State of New Jersey, Superior Court, Assignment Judge, 1980 – 1983
New Jersey County Court Monmouth County, Judge, 1976 – 1978
Thomas F. Shebell Law Offices, 1960 – 1976

Phi Delta Phi
Beta Theta Pi