Thomas J. Monroe

Thomas J. Monroe is Of Counsel to our Banking and Commercial Lending Practice GroupHe has counselled and litigated matters for some of the nation’s largest financial institutions and corporations. 

 Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Monroe was an associate at two prominent law firms in New Jersey. Hpracticed in the areas of complex civil litigation, trust and estate litigation and administration. He has represented small businesses, family businesses and individuals. 

 In addition to having appeared as lead trial counsel in numerous jury and bench trials before the New Jersey Superior Court, Mr. Monroe has appeared before the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division; the United States District Court, District of New Jersey; the United States Bankruptcy Court; the United States District Court, Southern District of New York (pro hac vice); and the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York (pro hac vice). 

 Mr. Monroe served a tour of duty in the United States Marine Corps from 1988 until 1992. A non-commissioned officer, he attained the rank of Corporal and was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal for professional achievement. 

After his honorable discharge, Mr. Monroe earned his undergraduate degree in English from Seton Hall University and his Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law. He was honored with the Center for Social Justice Pro Bono Service Program Award. During his college years, Mr. Monroe helped run a small family business and, after graduating law school, served as a Law Clerk to The Honorable Mark A. Sullivan, Jr. (ret.) in Monmouth County, New Jersey. 

He serves on the Seton Hall Alumni Association Board of Directors and is a manager with the Verona Baseball and Softball League.  

A member of the New Jersey and Essex County Bar Associations, he is admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey, as well as the United States District Court of New Jersey. 

 

Education 

Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 2000 

Seton Hall University, 1996 

 

Bar Admission 

New Jersey 

 

Court Admission 

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey 

New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division 

U.S. Bankruptcy Court 

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York 

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York 

 

Bar Associations 

New Jersey Bar Association 

Essex County Bar Association 

 

Recognitions 

Navy Achievement Medal for professional achievement 

Center for Social Justice Pro Bono Service Program Award, Seton Hall University  

 

Appointments 

Seton Hall Alumni Association, Board of Directors 

 

Outside the Office 

Verona Baseball and Softball league, Manager 

 

Service 

United States Marine Corps