Thomas G. WalshOf Counsel
Thomas G. Walsh is of counsel to the firm of McLaughlin and Nardi, LLC.
Tom concentrates his practice on estate planning and administration, and also handles transactional and litigation matters. Tom also practices in the areas of landlord-tenant law, personal injury, business law, commercial litigation, employment and labor law, insurance coverage and defense litigation. Tom’s law enforcement background is also invaluable in criminal and municipal court matters, and helping businesses in crisis management.
Tom brings a long, and unique, legal background to our firm. While was employed full time as a law enforcement officer in Bloomfield, Tom earned his juris doctorate degree from Seton Hall University School of Law, attending classes in the evening while working full time as a police officer. While working as a police officer, Tom also worked at the Union County Prosecutor’s Office as a legal intern. He was assigned primarily to the Appellate Unit by the Union County Prosecutor’s Office and worked in the Meghan’s Law Unit as well. In the Appellate Unit, he wrote briefs and argued municipal appeals. After leaving the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, Tom practiced law at our firm, before practicing real estate and insurance defense litigation at several other firms, all while maintaining his full time position with the Bloomfield Police Department. Now that Tom has retired from law enforcement, he has returned to our firm and practices law full time with us.
In addition to his background as an attorney and his legal education, Tom’s career before the practice of law renders him uniquely qualified to serve our clients. Tom has successfully completed a long and distinguished law enforcement career, serving as a police officer with the Township of Bloomfield, the town in which he was raised, for over twenty six years. He retired from the Bloomfield Police Department with the rank of Captain. During his tenure with the Bloomfield Police Department. Tom held every sworn rank in the department and worked in nearly every division within the department. He began his career with the Bloomfield Police Department as a patrol officer. He attained the rank of detective and was assigned to the Youth Aid Bureau. Tom was then promoted to sergeant. As a sergeant, Tom was first assigned to the Patrol Division, and later reassigned to the Youth Aid Bureau. After his promotion to lieutenant, Tom was assigned to the Patrol Division, initially, as a lieutenant, Tom served as shift commander in the Patrol Division for eight years. After his tenure in the Patrol Division, he served as commander of the Communications Division, Community Policing and Administration and was the interim commander of the Services Division. While he was commander of the Communications Division, he oversaw the installation of a new two-way radio system for the Township of Bloomfield and the upgrade of Bloomfield’s Central Communications Center. After his promotion to captain, he served as commander of the Services Division for a short time before ultimately being named Patrol Bureau Commander. Tom retired after serving the residents of the Township of Bloomfield and the Bloomfield Police Department for over twenty six years.
Tom received his bachelors degree from Bloomfield College and his law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law. Tom is most proud of the fact that although he may be in a white collar profession, at least he still has the same blue collar tenacity and work ethic with which he was raised. This serves Tom’s clients well.
Tom can be reached at (973) 890-0004, or by e-mail.