Thomas J. Cafferty

Thomas J. Cafferty


Gibbons P.C.

Recognized since 1991

Newark, New Jersey

Practice Areas

First Amendment Law

Litigation - First Amendment

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Litigation - First Amendment
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Thomas J. Cafferty, who leads the highly respected Media Law Team at Gibbons, has played a significant role in shaping New Jersey’s laws regarding government transparency and public access – those governing electronic devices in the courtroom and access to judicial and government records. He has extensive experience litigating and counseling on First Amendment and media issues and handles some of the most complex and significant matters relating to these issues in New Jersey, addressing, for example:
  • cameras in the courtroom;
  • invasion of privacy and defamation;
  • crisis management;
  • the Shield Law;
  • the Open Public Meetings Act; and
  • public notice.

Contact & Links
Location
  • One Gateway Center
    Newark, NJ 07102-5310
Education
  • Rutgers University–Newark, J.D.
  • Rutgers University–Newark, B.A.
Affiliations
  • Media Law Committee - Member
  • New Jersey State Privacy Study Commission - Member
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Media Relations Committee - Member
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Special Committee on Public Access to Court Records - Member

Gibbons P.C.
Headquarters: Newark, New Jersey

47 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Litigation - First Amendment
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Litigation - First Amendment, Newark (2014)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • First Amendment Law
  • Litigation - First Amendment
Special Focus:
  • Appellate
  • Defamation
  • Defendants
  • Litigation
  • Media
Awards:
  • Selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers list, Communications
  • Listed as a "State Litigation Star," Media Law, by Benchmark Litigation, 2015
  • Named to the Irish Legal 100, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Media Law

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