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JOSEPH K. COONEY, Founding Partner


JOE COONEY is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Trial Attorneys.  He attended the University of Notre Dame where he received his B.A. in 1972 (Magna Cum Laude) and his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1975.  The same year, he was admitted to the N.J. Bar and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey.  In 1990, he was admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals - 3rd Circuit.

Having began his career as a litigation staff attorney for a large liability insurance company, Mr. Cooney has extensive experience in handling professional liability matters, including medical and dental professionals, realtors, insurance agents and attorneys, as well as handling general liability, dram shop and product liability cases.  

His other memberships include: past-President of the Haydn Proctor American Inn of Court, the Monmouth County Bar Judicial Evaluation Committee; N.J. Supreme Court Committee on Civil Trial Certification; District Ethics Committee; the Civil Practice Committees of Monmouth and Ocean Counties; the N.J., Monmouth County and Ocean County Bar Associations; Trial Attorneys of New Jersey, New Jersey Defense Association and Defense Research Institute.


A Law Firm Recognized for Excellence

Widman, Cooney, Wilson, McGann & Fitterer has earned a reputation for achieving outstanding results in medical malpractice defense cases. In recognition of our legal ability and ethical standards, our attorneys have received AV & BV Martindale ratings and are listed in the Best's Recommended Insurance attorneys.