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About me

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.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 30%
  2. Litigation: 20%
  3. Guardianship: 20%
  4. Probate: 20%
  5. Elder Law: 10%



Hourly ($375/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Brad Michael Micklin

    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.


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  • Christian K. Lassen II

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Contact info

Capehart & Scatchard, P.A.

8000 Midlantic Drive
300 S
Mount Laurel, NJ, 08054


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Attorneys in New Jerse - Estate and TrustLitigationSuper Lawyers2013
Top Attorneys in New Jersey - Estate and Trust LitigationSuper Lawyers2012
Top Attorneys in Pennsylania - Estate Trust LitigationSuper Lawyers2012
Top Attorneys In New Jersey - Estate and Trust LitigationSuper Lawyers2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Awesome Attorney - BusinessSouth Jersey Magazine2011
Top Attorneys in New Jersey - Estate and Trust LitigationSuper Lawyers2010
Top Attorney - Probate LitigationSJ Magazine2009
Certified Elder Law AttorneyNational Elder Law Foundation2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Chair, Trusts & Estates GroupCapehart & Scatchard2011 - Present
Managing PartnerBegley Law Group, P.C.2008 - 2011
PresidentThomas D. Begley, III, LLC2002 - 2008
PartnerBegley & Begley, P.C.1990 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysAuthor and Lecturer2001 - Present
National Elder Law FoundationCertified Elder Law Attorney2000 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember1995 - Present
New Jersey State Association, Elder Law SectionMember and Former Director1994 - Present
Burlington County Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate CommitteeMember and Former Chair1993 - Present
Special Needs AllianceAffiliate Member2009 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Church Healthcare v. Benson and Galambos (BUR-L-000170-05)Judgment in favor of client
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Publication nameTitleDate
New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal EducationGuardianships - The Basics and Beyond (Elder Law Summer School)2011
New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal EducationContested Probate Procedures - Elder Law Summer School2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterN/AJD - Juris Doctor1990
Georgetown University Law CenterGovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Trusts 101Trusts 1012012
Fatal Flaws: Will Writing Mistakes To Die ForThe ABCs of Will Drafting2012
The Nuts and Bolts of Elder Law and Estate AdministrationThe ABCs of Estate Administration2011
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Annual ConferenceTax Planning For 2011 and Beyond2011
Medicaid Update 2011Medicaid Update 20112011
Elder Law Summer SchoolContested Probate Procedures2011