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Thomas Devlin Begley III

Estate planning Attorney at Mount Laurel, NJ

5.0   2 reviews

About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

I concentrate my practice in the areas of estate, disabilities, tax and business planning.  In addition, I oversee the firm handling of estate administration, probate litigation and guardianship matters.  It is my belief that competent representation transcends the mere production of forms into a mode of planning which reflects the personal and financial background of each client.  Each client is represented as an individual with respect given not only to their legal needs but to their person as well, recognizing that many of them come to us in times of crisis or challenge.

Licensed for 32 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1990
Updated 11/07/2022
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1990
Updated 10/01/2022

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

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Capehart & Scatchard, P.A.
8000 Midlantic Drive
300 S
Mount Laurel, NJ, 08054

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2014
Tom's knowledge and expertise saved my grandfather's estate a huge amount of money!
I am an attorney and know many others. However, when it came to hiring someone to handle my grandfather's estate we went to Tom. He was responsive, knowledgeable and patient. It is not always easy to deal with multiple beneficiaries. He recognized an error which could be corrected and petitioned the court. Because of his legal skill and eye for detail the estate saved a large amount of money.
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Posted by Jim | July 15, 2011
Tom Begley III and the Begley Law Group "is" the Firm to go to first, for Eldercare Law, Estate Planning & Administration
As someone whom has been around attorneys on a regular basis due to business over the course of the last thirty years, Tom Begley's Law Firm is amongst the finest legal firms I've had the experience to be around. So much so, that when I needed strong legal advice and assistance in Estate Administration, Estate Planning and a variety of other legal issues for my family, I turned to Tom and his team of professionals at Begley Law Group to handle the array of situations involved. From the outset, Tom has been professional, knowledgeable, timely and responsive; and with his Firm, has provided outstanding representation in what at times has been very difficult situations, requiring top flight legal advice and guidance, on very short notice. The only regret I have about the Begley Law Group is that I, personally, didn't utilize their services earlier, though my family has for years, with a high level of satisfaction. This is a highly rated Firm and deservedly so, unmatched integrity, honesty, ability and attention to detail are all hallmarks to their long standing history of legal service in the area. If your looking for a first rate Lawyer and Firm, look no further, Tom Begley III and the Begley Law Group "is" the Firm to go to first for Eldercare Law, Estate Planning & Administration and a variety of other legal needs in the greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey area.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 375-375 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Chair, Trusts & Estates Group
  • Capehart & Scatchard
  • 2011 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Begley Law Group, P.C.
  • 2008 - 2011
  • President
  • Thomas D. Begley, III, LLC
  • 2002 - 2008
  • Partner
  • Begley & Begley, P.C.
  • 1990 - 2002
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Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Georgetown University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Legal Cases

  • Church Healthcare v. Benson and Galambos (BUR-L-000170-05)
  • Judgment in favor of client

Associations

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Author and Lecturer
  • 2001 - Present
  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney
  • 2000 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • New Jersey State Association, Elder Law Section
  • Member and Former Director
  • 1994 - Present
  • Burlington County Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate Committee
  • Member and Former Chair
  • 1993 - Present
  • Special Needs Alliance
  • Affiliate Member
  • 2009 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top Attorneys in New Jerse - Estate and TrustLitigation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Attorneys in New Jersey - Estate and Trust Litigation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top Attorneys in Pennsylania - Estate Trust Litigation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top Attorneys In New Jersey - Estate and Trust Litigation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Awesome Attorney - Business
  • South Jersey Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top Attorneys in New Jersey - Estate and Trust Litigation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Top Attorney - Probate Litigation
  • SJ Magazine
  • 2009
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney
  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • 2000
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Publications

  • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Guardianships - The Basics and Beyond (Elder Law Summer School)
  • 2011
  • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Contested Probate Procedures - Elder Law Summer School
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Trusts 101
  • Trusts 101
  • 2012
  • Fatal Flaws: Will Writing Mistakes To Die For
  • The ABCs of Will Drafting
  • 2012
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Elder Law and Estate Administration
  • The ABCs of Estate Administration
  • 2011
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Annual Conference
  • Tax Planning For 2011 and Beyond
  • 2011
  • Medicaid Update 2011
  • Medicaid Update 2011
  • 2011
  • Elder Law Summer School
  • Contested Probate Procedures
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (16)
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked at the same firm as Thomas for several years. After seeing his commitment to his clients and his high ethical standards, I chose him to draft my family's estate documents. There is, perhaps, no greater professional compliment than for one attorney to seek out another attorney's services. I was not disappointed. Thomas was professional, caring, and responsive. I would recommend him without reservation."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Thomas Begley is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients as well as his level of experience. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Begley is an outstanding and excellent attorney. I would recommend anyone and everyone to him for his services. I have been practicing for 24 years as a judge, magistrate, law professor, private attorney, and prosecutor, and I learn from his answers on Avvo every day. Simply an exemplary attorney."
Elder law Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. The best elder lawyer in Southern New Jersey!"
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tom is a leading trusts and estates lawyer in South Jersey."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Tom is very knowledgeable. He works hard for his clients. He is well liked by his fellow attorneys who repsect him for his ability to stay on top of changes in the law."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is an icon in the elder law attorney. You won't find a better attorney if you need assistance with Medicaid planning, estate planning or a special needs trust for a disabled loved one"
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr Begley shows his experience, expertise and knowledge in each answer he provides here at Avvo. He is a very competent lawyer who can be called on for any estate matter in New Jersey. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Tom Begley is truly one of the brightest attorneys I have ever met. Yet, he is approachable, kind and empathetic. His clients are extremely fortunate to have someone of his caliber representing them."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Tom Begley and have referred several matters to him and I have the utmost confidence in his experience. I endorse this lawyer."
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