Thomas McKay III has tried in excess of 100 jury and non-jury trials and has participated in numerous arbitrations. He has secured numerous defense verdicts in actions involving six-figure and multimillion-dollar claims against his clients. He holds the designation of Certified Civil Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
Tom represents clients across the United States. In 2005, he obtained a complete defense verdict on behalf of his client against a claim in excess of $150 million. Tom also acted as lead counsel on behalf of one of the insurance company defendants in the World Trade Center insurance coverage litigation, obtaining a verdict in favor of his client and thereby saving the client more than $200 million.
Tom lectures on trial related matters, first-party insurance and has served on insurance industry education panels. He co-authored Resolving Property Insurance Claims and Insurance Litigation published by the New Jersey Institute for CLE. Tom is a member of the Camden County, New Jersey State and American Bar Associations.
From 1973-1981, Tom served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey. He was admitted to practice in New Jersey in 1972. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Second, Third and Fourth Circuits; and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey.
He was admitted to practice in New York in 1994. Thomas also serves as a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court’s District IV Ethics Committee, which oversees attorney ethics investigations in Camden and Gloucester counties.
Tom has served for more than 25 years as an appointed Class IV member of the Hainesport Township, NJ, Joint Land Use Board. He completed a three-year term (2012-2015) as a member of the Rutgers University Board of Overseers, which directs the management of the Rutgers University Foundation. Tom served as the office managing partner of the firm’s Cherry hill office from 2000 to 2015.
Tom earned his Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University in 1969 and his law degree from Temple University School of Law in 1972. From 1972-1973, he served as a law clerk to the Hon. W. Thomas McGann and the Hon. Herman Belopolsky, Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division.
- Temple University School of Law, J.D., 1972
- Rutgers College, B.A., 1969
BAR ADMISSIONS : New Jersey; New York
COURT ADMISSIONS :
- Superior Court of New Jersey
- Supreme Court of New Jersey
- New York Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- U.S. District Court — Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court — Southern District of New York
- American Bar Association
- Camden County (NJ) Bar Association
- New Jersey State Bar Association
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