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Member Profile: Hon. Thomas W. Cavanagh, Jr. (Ret.)

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McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter
One Hovchild Plaza
4000 Route 66, 4th Floor
Tinton Falls, NJ 07753
Email: Click for email

Tel: (732) 733-6200
Fax: (732) 922 2702

NJ Chapter:

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Med-Arb; Fact Finding; Discovery Referee; Mini-Trial Judge; Special Master; Insurance Umpire


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ONLINE SCHEDULING: Hon. Thomas W. Cavanagh, Jr. (Ret.)
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Calendar Last Updated: 13 Nov 18
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Hon. Thomas W. Cavanagh, Jr. (Ret.) has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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THOMAS W. CAVANAGH, JR. is a retired New Jersey Superior Court Judge, formerly the Presiding Judge of the Civil and General Equity Divisions in Monmouth County, who brings insight and expertise gained from settling disputes inside the courtroom to the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practice at McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter (MDM&C). Presently, Of Counsel in MDM&C's Tinton Falls, New Jersey office, Cavanagh brings particular experience in using ADR for complex civil, eminent domain, medical malpractice, general equity and probate cases.

He has been selected by the American Arbitration Association as an approved Neutral, is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Dispute Resolution Committee, and for the last two years has been appointed Chairman of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Monmouth Bar Association. In addition to qualifying as a Court approved Neutral under Rule 1:40 and an arbitrator for the Court supervised Monmouth County Arbitration Program, he is currently serving as the Vice-President of the New Jersey Retired Judges Association and the Co-Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association Judicial Administration Committee.


  • Seton Hall Law School (J.D., cum laude 1972)
  • Seton Hall University (B.A. 1969)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Arbitrator and Mediator, CPR: International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution, Panel of Distinguished Neutrals—Insurance Policyholder, Real Estate Panels and New Jersey At Large Panel (Commercial)
  • Arbitrator Monmouth County Voluntary Binding Arbitration Program, Initial Chairman (1996-97)
  • Current Vice President of the Retired Judges Association of New Jersey
  • Monmouth County Bar Association – Member; Chancery Practice Committee; Ethics Committee (Fee Dispute Section, Former Member);Young Lawyers Committee (Initial Chairman); Legislative Committee Chairman (1996-97); Nominating Committee Chairman (1997-98); Former Trustee (1997-98); Current Chairman of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Monmouth County General Equity Complementary Dispute Resolution Committee, Former Member
  • Monmouth Legal Aid Society, Former Trustee
  • Triple AAA – Roster of Neutrals
  • Member of the CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals


$450.00 per hour (deposit of $1800 required)


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Hon. Thomas W. Cavanagh, Jr. (Ret.) is a member of our NJ chapter, The New Jersey Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators, the state's premier roster of attorney mediators and arbitrators. The NJAMA profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served, and can be visited directly at


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