Edward D. Sheehan
Born and raised in the City of Camden, Edward D. Sheehan attended high school at St. Joseph’s Prep in Philadelphia, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Joseph’s College in 1971. He obtained his J.D. from Rutgers – The State University – Camden with honors in 1974.
His first year after Law School was spent as the Law Clerk for the Hon. Peter J. Devine Jr. in the Chancery Division of Superior Court for the State of New Jersey. After completing his judicial clerkship, Ed joined the firm of DuBois, Maiale & DuBois in 1975, having clerked for the firm during his last year of Law School. As an associate, he handled litigation of all types, but primarily emphasized real estate and corporate representation. During his career, Ed has handled more than 2,000 real estate closings ranging from residential transactions through complex commercial deals involving all types of conventional and governmental funding sources. After the death of Hank Maiale, Ed assumed representation of numerous corporations and small businesses that had been long standing clients of the firm. This experience and client list drew Ed into an active land use practice, which involved many developers in the Southern New Jersey area. Ed has handled all types of land use applications, ranging from minor sub-divisions and use variances through complex site plans and general development applications for projects in excess of one million square feet of commercial development. The firm’s list of clients, which Ed has represented, includes a great variety of entities from small, closely held corporations to Fortune 100 companies. He became a partner in the firm in 1979.
Ed has always maintained an active role in professional organizations. This involvement culminated in his presidency of the Camden County Bar Association in 1994-1995, after having spent many years on its Board of Trustees and in each of its other officerships. During the year of his County Bar presidency, he also served as secretary of the Statewide Association of County Bar Presidents. He remains active as a co-chair and member of several County Bar Association committees. His highest professional honors have included:
being selected as a recipient of The Hon. Peter J. Devine, Jr. Award in 1997, which recognizes members of the Camden County Bar Association who have rendered exceptional service on behalf of the organized Bar; and
being selected the 2005 New Jersey State Bar Association, Professional Lawyer of the Year.
Ed’s involvement in civic organizations has been extensive. He was a past officer of the Southern New Jersey Chapter of the American Heart Association, and a past chairman of the Greenbrier Day, a local fund-raising event for heart research. Most of his volunteer efforts have been expended on behalf of the West Jersey Health and Hospital System. He was a past chairman of its foundation from 1987 to 1989, and has chaired and co-chaired various fund raising committees that have collected more than $20 million for the Health System. In 2002, Ed was appointed the inaugural Chair of the Virtua Health Foundation. Ed has also served as a trustee of the Virtua Health Systems and Chairman of the Governance Committee.
Ed is married to Rita, has one son Todd, and resides in Moorestown, New Jersey.
He is admitted to practice before the Superior Court of the State of New Jersey, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.