THOMAS E. MONAHAN
Mr. Monahan has been an attorney since 1976. Since the mid-1980’s he has practiced primarily in the area of defense counsel for government entities. These entities include but are not limited to the Ocean County Joint Insurance Fund, South Jersey Transportation Authority, the Garden State Joint Insurance Fund, and other private insurance carriers. He has represented municipalities and other governmental entities in all aspects of civil litigation in both State and Federal Courts, and before the Office of Administrative Law.
He has represented public entities in all types of litigation from slips and falls to dangerous conditions of public property, employment claims, contract claims including construction claims, environmental claims, claims under the ADA and CEPA, and 42 U.S.C ß1983 claims alleging that a violation of an individual’s civil rights by a public entity resulted in injuries up to the death of that individual. I have appeared on behalf of public entities before the Office of Administrative Law, the Superior Court, Appellate Division and Supreme Court of New Jersey and the Federal District Court and 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals.
He is Currently an approved attorney for the New Jersey Utilities Authority.
St. Peter’s College, Jersey City, New Jersey, B.S. - Management
Vermont Law School, 1976, Juris Doctor, cum laude, Articles Editor for Vermont Law Review
Admitted to New Jersey Bar 1976
Subsequently admitted to the United States District Court of New Jersey, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and U.S. Supreme Court
Represented Planning Boards in Ocean County
Represented applicants before planning boards, boards of adjustment and land use boards
Board of Education Attorney for Toms River Board of Education, Berkeley Board of Education, Central Regional School District Board of Education, Berkeley Township Board of Education, and Barnegat Board of Education
Special Counsel to Brick Township Board of Education and Southern Regional Board of Education
Military 1971 - 1973 First Lieutenant United States Army, Active Duty, 1976 - 1980 Captain, 78th Division, New Jersey