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Tompkins, McGuire welcomes former Essex Vicinage Civil Presiding Judge Dennis F. Carey III (Ret.)

Since 1984, Tompkins, McGuire, Wachenfeld & Barry, LLP has dedicated itself to the skilled, cost-effective, creative and vigorous representation of its personal and corporate clients.  

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Joseph K. Cobuzio

Joseph K. Cobuzio is the managing partner of Tompkins, McGuire and primarily concentrates his civil litigation practice ... MORE

Leon B. Piechta

Leon B. Piechta is one of the firm's most experienced trial attorneys ... MORE

Harry D. McEnroe

Harry McEnroe has extensive trial and appellate experience litigating complex matters in both state and federal courts ... MORE

William H. Trousdale

William Trousdale handles complex commercial litigation, and has served as New Jersey counsel in high-stakes ... MORE

Andrew P. Zacharda

Andrew Zacharda manages the full spectrum of title insurance litigation, primarily as assigned defense counsel ... MORE

Jennifer A. Kelliher

Jennifer Kelliher primarily litigates personal injury actions for both plaintiffs and defendants. ... MORE

Richard F. Connors, Jr.

Richard F. Connors, Jr. is a partner in Tompkins, McGuire and practices in the areas of transportation and trucking litigation, premises liability ... MORE

Matthew P. O'Malley

Matthew P. O’Malley is a partner in Tompkins, McGuire and practices in the areas of insurance coverage, professional liability defense and workplace torts ... MORE

Julina M. Schaeffer

Julina Schaeffer, who joined the firm after her clerkship for the Hon. Walter Koprowski, Jr., P.J.Ch. in the Chancery Division ... MORE

Dennis F. Carey III, P.J.Cv. (Ret.)

Judge Carey brings fifteen years of distinguished service in the Superior Court – including seven years as the Essex Vicinage Civil Presiding Judge ... MORE

Kimberly D. McDougal

Kimberly McDougal’s practice focuses on insurance defense litigation, from premises liability and personal injury to motor vehicle accidents ... MORE

Richard A. Ulsamer

Richard Ulsamer concentrates his litigation practice on professional malpractice defense ... MORE

Howard G. Wachenfeld

Howard Wachenfeld is a founding member of Tompkins McGuire and is now of counsel to the firm ... MORE

Michael P. Brown

Michael Brown, who joined the firm after his appellate clerkship for the Hon. Douglas M. Fasciale, J.A.D. ... MORE

William C. Kelly

William C. Kelly is a partner at Tompkins, McGuire and practices in the areas of Civil Litigation ... MORE

Kelly Samuels Thomas

Kelly Samuels Thomas handles a wide variety of litigation on behalf of the firm’s clients ... MORE

Donna L. Sicola

Donna concentrates her practice on workers’ compensation cases ... MORE

James J. O'Hara

Jim O’Hara, formerly of Graham Curtin, brings over thirty years of diverse litigation experience ... MORE

Grant W. McGuire

Grant McGuire regularly appears in state and federal court, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in complex civil matters ... MORE

Kelly J. Cozza

Kelly J. Cozza is an partner at Tompkins, McGuire and practices in the area of General Civil Litigation with an emphasis on premises liability ... MORE