About The Law Offices of Tom Orr in Burlington, NJ

LEGAL EDUCATION

Rutgers School of Law – Camden, NJ

Juris Doctor, June, 1981

  • Teaching assistant for Dean and Professor in first year writing program
  • Moot Court Board: student instruction on legal research with emphasis on writing skillsand oral advocacy
  • Dean’s List

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

Rutgers College – New Brunswick, NJ

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, June, 1978

  • Certificate in criminal justice
  • Dean’s List
  • Graduated with departmental honors
  • Senior Honor’s Program
  • Matilda White Riley Award for excellence in Research
  • Founder and Captain of Rutgers First Aid Squad

BAR ADMISSIONS

Supreme Court of New Jersey and United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, December, 1981

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • 1996 to 2014             United States Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey

Court-appointed Mediator

  • 1990 to Present        Law Offices of Thomas J. Orr, Burlington, NJ

Sole Proprietor with emphasis on bankruptcy and commercial law

  • 1987 to 1993             Rutgers Law School, Camden, NJ

Research and Writing Instructor

  • 1988 to Present        United States Department of Justice

Bankruptcy Trustee: administer Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcies

  • 1989 to 1990             Teich, Groh and Frost, Trenton, NJ

Associate in law firm with emphasis in bankruptcy and litigation

  • 1984 to 1989             Colaguori and Orr, Burlington, NJ

Partner in law firm with emphasis on business and bankruptcy

  • 1980 to 1984             Bookbinder and Colaguori, Burlington, NJ

Associate and law clerk in general practice firm

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

  • 1981 to Present         Counsel, NJ State Exempt Firemen’s Association, Inc.
  • 1981 to Present         Member of Burlington County Bar Association
  • 1983 to 1989             Co-chairperson of Burlington County Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Committee
  • 1985 to 1989             Trustee, Burlington County Bar Association
  • 1985 to 1989             District Representative to Executive Committee of Young Lawyer’s Division of the N.J. State Bar Association and co-chairperson County Bar Outreach Committee
  • 1985 to 1989             Chairperson of Burlington County Bar Association Citizen’s Advisory Committee
  • 1985 to 1989             Chairperson of Burlington County Bar Association Special Civil Part Committee
  • 2001 to 2004            Member, District Ethics Committee
  • 2005 to 2009           Member, District Fee Arbitration Committee
  • 2014 to Present       Member, District Fee Arbitration Committee

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • 1981 to Present       Officer and Dive Team Member, Burlington, NJ Endeavor Emergency Squad
  • 1983 to 1989           Past Line Officer, Trustee and Honorary Member, Palmyra, NJ Palmyra Ambulance Association
  • 1987 to 2007           State of N.J. Emergency Medical Technician instructor and American Red Cross CPR and first-aid instructor
  • 1989 to Present      Executive Officer and Member, Mount Laurel EMS, Inc., Mount Laurel, NJ – Squad Member of the Year, 1992 and 1995

HONORS

Outstanding Service to the Community Award, NJ State Bar Association

Robert W. Criscuolo Award, Burlington County Bar Association

PERSONAL REFERENCES

Available upon request