Thomas M. Kaczka, Esq.


Professional / Legal Experience
Attorney - Private Practice - 2000-Present
Assistant Corporation Counsel/Municipal Prosecutor - City of Paterson, New Jersey - 2001-Present
Partner - Gelman & Gelman - 1982-2000
Prosecutor - West Milford Township, New Jersey - 1995-Present
Public Defender - West Milford Township, New Jersey - 1992-1995
Instructor - National Academy for Paralegal Studies - 1988-1993
Attorney - Private Practice - 1981-1982

Substantial professional experience in civil cases involving individuals, businesses, consumers, corporations, plaintiffs, and defendants.

Arbitration / ADR Experience
Forthright Arbitrator
Arbitrator - National Arbitration Forum  
Arbitrator - Superior Court Automobile/Personal Injury

Education / Professional Training
Seton Hall University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1981
Seton Hall University, Bachelor of Arts, 1978

Completed required or recommended continuing legal education courses.

Professional Admissions / Associations / Achievements
Admitted to Practice in New Jersey, 1981
Member - Governor’s Advisory Council on Corrections, 1995-Present
Member - Supreme Court Committee on Municipal Court Practice
Member - NACDL
Member - ACDL-NJ
Member - New Jersey State Bar Association
Member - Bergen County Bar Association
Trustee - Passaic County Bar Association
Lecturer - ICLE Skills and Methods
Member - Justice Robert L. Clifford American Inn of Court/Master

Maintains high legal ethical standards and complies with professional responsibility rules.

The above referenced Independent Arbitrator may have decided previous National Arbitration Forum and Forthright arbitration cases involving one or more of the parties in this assigned arbitration case. This is a summary resume of the Arbitrator’s qualifications. 

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