After many wonderful years serving our community, Tom Orr is retiring and will no longer be accepting new clients

About The Law Offices of Tom Orr in Burlington, NJ

Bankruptcy Attorney in Burlington County, NJ

About Thomas J. Orr

Thomas J. Orr

Thomas J. Orr has been practicing law for over 20 years. He is the sole proprietor with an emphasis on bankruptcy and commercial law.

Mr. Orr believes in community and is active in the local community within Burlington County. He is also a member of the Burlington County Bar Association. 


  • Studied at Rutgers School of Law in Camden
  • 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 skills and oral advocacy
  • Dean’s List


  • Rutgers College in New Brunswick, NJ
  •  Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, June, 1978
  • Certificate in criminal justice
  • Graduated with departmental honors
  • Senior Honor’s Program
  • Matilda White Riley Award for excellence in Research
  • Founder and Captain of Rutgers First Aid Squad
  • Dean’s List


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


Outstanding Service to the Community Award, NJ State Bar Association

Robert W. Criscuolo Award, Burlington County Bar Association


1990-Present: Sole proprietor with emphasis on bankruptcy and commercial law – Law Offices of Thomas J. Orr, Burlington, NJ

1996-2014: Court-appointed Mediator – United States Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey

1988-Present: Bankruptcy Trustee: administer Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcies – United States Department of Justice

1987-1993: Research and Writing Instructor – Rutgers Law School, Camden, NJ

1989-1990: Associate in law firm with emphasis in bankruptcy and litigation – Teich, Groh and Frost, Trenton, NJ

1984-1989: Partner in law firm with emphasis on business and bankruptcy – Colaguori and Orr, Burlington, NJ

1980-1984: Associate and law clerk in general practice firm – Bookbinder and Colaguori, Burlington, NJ


1981 – Present: Counsel, NJ State Exempt Fireman’s Association, Inc. 

1981 – Present: Member of Burlington County Bar Association

2014 – Present: Member, District Fee Arbitration Committee

2005 – 2009: Member, District Fee Arbitration Committee

2001 – 2004: Member, District Ethics Committee

1983 – 1989: Co-chairperson of Burlington County Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Committee

1985-1989: Trustee, Burlington County Bar Association

1985 – 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 – 1989: Chairperson of Burlington County Bar Association Citizen’s Advisory Committee

1985 – 1989: Chairperson of Burlington County Bar Association Special Civil Part Committee


1981 – Present: Officer and Dive Team Member, Burlington, NJ Endeavor Emergency Squad

1989 – Present: Executive Officer and Member, Mount Laurel EMS, Inc., Mount Laurel, NJ – Squad Member of the Year, 1992 and 1995

1987 – 2007: State of N.J. Emergency Medical Technician instructor and American Red Cross CPR and first-aid instructor

1983 – 1989: Past Line Officer, Trustee and Honorary Member, Palmyra, NJ Palmyra Ambulance Association


Hundreds of thousands of Americans, including consumers and business owners, file for bankruptcy each year. While many think this situation is the result of overspending, most cases are due to financial hardship such as job loss, costly medical bills, divorce, or a poor economy.

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