Attorney Bio

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Thomas H. Ward

Mr. Ward earned his undergraduate degree from LaSalle University and earned a degree of Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School. He is a member of the Gloucester County Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association. He has served in a variety of governmental positions including City Solicitor and Planning Board Solicitor for the City of Woodbury and Township of Greenwich, Solicitor to the New Jersey Firemen’s Home and local fire districts, and special counsel to governmental entities for environmental and civil rights matters. He has served as corporate counsel and special counsel to newspaper publishing companies in Camden, Gloucester and Salem Counties. Mr. Ward has served in civic and professional organizations including Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Community Mental Health Center for Gloucester County, Chairman of the Professionalism in the Law Committee for the Gloucester County Bar Association, Chairman to the Supreme Court District IV Fee Arbitration Committee, and member of the Media Law Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He also serves as corporate counsel to national nursing associations.

 

 

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Honorable Donald A. Smith, Jr., J.S.C. (Ret.)

Judge Smith holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University and received his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center. He was appointed Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey in 1984 where he acted as Presiding Judge of the Civil Division of Gloucester, Salem, and Cumberland Counties from September 1, 1994 until 2001. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Smith was a partner in Boakes, Lindsay & Smith and in the general practice of law for twenty-two years including Solicitor for the City of Woodbury and other governmental agencies. He held the positions of Assistant County Counsel and Assistant Prosecutor.  Judge Smith was an instructor at the National Judicial College, Reno, Nevada, teaching complex litigation settlement techniques. He also taught managing complex cases at State of Delaware Judicial College and New Jersey Practice at Widener Law School. Judge Smith is an Emeritus member of the Gloucester County Bar Association.

Judge Smith retired in 2003, and currently specializes in Alternative Dispute Resolution including both mediation and arbitration of disputes. As a retired Superior Court Judge, he is able to practice before the Federal Courts.

 

 

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Marla D. Gaglione

Ms. Gaglione earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Speech and Communications from Clemson University. Upon graduation she worked in higher education administration for several years at Saint Josephs’ University where she also earned her Masters in Business Administration. She earned her Juris Doctor from the Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law where she was the recipient of the Drexel Inaugural Scholarship. After graduation, she served as the Judicial Law Clerk with the Honorable Richard S. Hoffman, J.A.D.

While in law school, Ms. Gaglione was the Vice President of the Student Bar Association as well as a Fellow for the Marshall Brennan Program. She is a member and New Lawyer Trustee of the Gloucester County Bar Association, and member of the New Jersey State Bar Association. She is licensed to practice in both the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey.

 

John H. Shindle

Mr. Shindle earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from The George Washington University, and his Juris Doctor from Rutgers School of Law. He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and is admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Mr. Shindle’s primary practice areas are commercial litigation, business law, contracts, trusts, estates, and probate.

While in law school, Mr. Shindle was the President of the Rutgers Business Law Association, Student Director of the Rutgers Domestic Violence Project, and was a 2013 recipient of the Rutgers School of Law Domestic Violence Project Award. Mr. Shindle was also the inaugural recipient of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Business Law Section, Writing Contest.

 

Louis Rosner

Mr. Rosner received his undergraduate degree from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University, and his Juris Doctor degree from the Antioch School of Law. Prior to entering private practice in 1979 where he concentrates his practice in all aspects of employment and labor law, Mr. Rosner served as a litigation specialist for the National Labor Relations Board. Mr. Rosner is admitted to practice in the State and Federal Courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He is a member of various professional associations, and serves as labor counsel for a number of private companies as well as public entities including municipalities and school boards.

Mr. Rosner serves as counsel to the Firm.