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Thomas A Whelihan

Probate Attorney at Cherry Hill, NJ

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 20 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 32 years
    New Jersey - NJ 32 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2002
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1990
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1991
    Unknown No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Probate
    Estate administration; preparation of estate and inheritance tax returns; litigation of contested wills and estate and related disputes.

  2. Estate planning
    Wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance medical directives ("living wills").

  3. Litigation
    Estate litigation; commercial litigation; business dissolutions and related disputes; breach of contract; breach of fiduciary duty; will challenge; undue influence.

  4. Tax
    Preparation of tax returns; tax disputes and representation.

  5. Guardianship
    Guardianship; contested guardianships.

Tom concentrates in estate planning and estate administration, counseling families, individuals and business owners in the range of issues surrounding the preservation and transfer of assets during life and upon death. In addition to preparing wills, trust agreements, durable powers of attorney and health care directives, Tom serves clients in trust and estate administration (including related income and death tax issues), probate, beneficiary representation, litigation with respect to wills, trusts and related disputes. He assists clients in planning for the disposition of assets in a tax advantaged manner as well as the succession or sale of a family business. Tom’s practice encompasses the representation and counseling of individual and corporate clients in business matters, including the planning, formation and organization of new business ventures.

Tom has been an attorney for over two decades. He is currently the managing member of his own firm and also managed the in-house legal department of a publicly-traded, nationwide financial services provider. Tom has an extensive litigation background in a variety of practice areas, having litigated and tried numerous cases in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He has served as a court-appointed arbitrator for the New Jersey Superior Court and the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

After completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Scranton, Tom earned his law degree from Rutgers University. He was awarded a Certification in Estate Planning and Master of Laws in Taxation from Temple University. Tom is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Tax and Real Property, Probate Sections, the Burlington County Bar Association, and the Pinelands Preservation Alliance.

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Posted by Marc | October 30, 2014
A great tax attorney
Mr Whelihan helped our family with the transfer of a family business and a NY state sales tax issue. He clearly explained our responsibilities and laid out our options. He promptly returned phone calls and kept us informed of our ongoing status. We appreciated his attention to detail. We highly recommend Thomas Whelihan.
Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2008
Kathy Fadziewicz
Tom is an excellent attorney, very knowledgeable and responsive to requests by carriers. He was very effective in all of my cases


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AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Managing Member
  • The Whelihan Law Firm LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate
  • Elder Law Offices of Nancy M. Rice
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Of Counsel
  • Mattioni, Ltd.
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Litigation Counsel
  • Marlin Leasing Corporation
  • 2007 - 2008
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  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws - Taxation
  • 2008
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Camden
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • University of Scranton
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1987

Legal Cases

  • Brown v. Muhlenberg Tp.
  • Smith v. Thomas Jefferson University Hosp.
  • Acevedo v. Start Plastics, Inc.


  • Burlington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE New Jersey)
  • Using Trusts in Estate Planning
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE Fest - South
  • Using Trusts in Estate Planning
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
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Unknown Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Estate planning Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Tom is a hard working and dedicated attorney. When we worked together he was primarily practicing litigation. He was always well prepared and his many courtroom victories attest to that. Since he has been focusing a majority of his practice on estate matters I have sent many clients to him, all of whom have been extremely satisfied. However, my greatest endorsement of Tom is that I refer family members and close friends to him and my wife and I have retained him so that our minor children will be provided for in the event of our untimely death."
Estate planning Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is extremely knowledgeable in his field. I have found him to be reliable, diligent, and always willing to go the extra mile for his clients. I would feel 100% confident trusting the most complex matters with him."
Probate Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Thomas. His experience as a litigator as well as his strong grasp of estate tax law (both federal and NJ) have proved extremely valuable to my firm and will be of great value to future clients."

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Cherry Hill Probate Lawyer Thomas A Whelihan
Thomas A Whelihan
Probate Attorney
Cherry Hill, NJ
Licensed for 32 years
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