Thomas F. Shebell, Jr. (Of Counsel)

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Thomas F. Shebell, Jr. (Of Counsel)

atty_thomas_jrBorn 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:

  • 1983

Areas of Practice:

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey, 1960
  • New York, 1990

Education:

  • 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
  • L.L.M.

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

Fraternities/Sororities:

  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Beta Theta Pi
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