The law firm began in 1982 as Widman & Cooney. Douglas J. Widman, a former Deputy Attorney General of New Jersey and former law clerk to the Honorable Thomas L. Yaccarino, and Joseph K. Cooney, a former house counsel for a major insurance company and former law clerk to the Honorable Thomas S. O'Brien, A.J.S.C., are the founding partners.
Eight of the nine attorneys in the firm have clerked for Superior Court Judges in New Jersey and are fully familiar with the inner workings of the trial courts in the State. The attorneys have remained politically active and maintain ties to local government and to both major political parties.
Currently known as Widman, Cooney, Wilson, McGann & Fitterer, the firm has maintained its presence in Central New Jersey varying in size from 3 to 9 attorneys.