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William P Cunningham
  • Partner


Toms River, NJ






Areas Of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Municipal Court Law
  • Educational Law

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1975
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1975
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1979


  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D.
  • Seton Hall University, South Orange
    • B.S.
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Business/Marketing
    • Minor: Mathematics


  • Fairleigh Dickinson University, Masters Program, Instructor, 1998 to 2001
  • Ocean County Police Academy, Instructor, 1977
  • Trenton State College, Instructor, Criminal Law, 1977 to 1979

Honors And Awards

  • AV Preeminent designation from Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012 New Jersey "Top Legal Minds", Inside Jersey, New Jersey Star Ledger
  • 2011 "Professional Lawyer of the Year Award", NJ Commission on Professionalism and the Law
  • Ocean County Bar Association - 2005 Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Ocean County Emerald Society "Irishman of the Year"
  • Top Attorneys of New Jersey, New Jersey Monthly Magazine Super Lawyer, 2007-2008, 2008-2009
  • 200 Club of Ocean County New Jersey, Meritorious Service Award
  • Senate & General Assembly Joint Legislative Resolution

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ocean County Bar Association, Member, 1976
  • Ocean County Bar Association, Co-Chair Municipal Court Law Committee, 2006 to Present
  • Ocean County Bar Association, Co-Chair Criminal Law Committee, 1995 to Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1976 to 2008
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member, 1976
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Ocean County Delegate, Judicial & Prosecutorial Appointments Committee, 2008 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Ocean County Prosecutor's Office, Sr. Assistant Prosecutor, 1976 to 2006


  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Phi Sigma Alpha