Douglas J. Widman is a partner at Davison, Eastman, Munoz, Lederman & Paone, focusing on estate planning and administration, insurance defense (professional liability), employment law, business transactions and mediation and arbitration. He presently serves as an Arbitrator and Rule 1:40 Qualified Mediator for the N.J. Superior Court and the N.J. Federal District Court; he is also Collaborative Law Mediator. Over the course his career, Doug has successfully mediated close to 100 cases.
Doug joined DEMLP in January 2018 from Widman, Cooney, Wilson, McGann & Fitterer where he was Managing Partner. There, he advised on estate planning, litigated professional and fiduciary liability issues, employment/discrimination and general liability matters, among others. He was also corporate counsel to several non-profit health, social services and educational institutions.
Doug graduated cum laude from Syracuse University’s College of Arts & Sciences (The Maxwell School), and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Syracuse University College of Law in 1973, where he was Editor of the International Law Review. Following his clerkship with New Jersey State Superior Court Judge Thomas L. Yaccarino (Monmouth County), he became Deputy Attorney General of New Jersey with the Division of Criminal Justice, where he represented the State in criminal and civil actions brought by State agencies involving organized crime, political corruption and drug diversions.
Doug is admitted to practice in New Jersey and Federal District Courts, New York and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a Life Member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and a member of the American and Monmouth County Bar Associations, as well as the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators and Defense Research Institute.
- New Jersey and Federal District Courts
- New York State
- New York Federal (E.D.N.Y and S.D.N.Y)
- United States Supreme Court
Associations and Affiliations
- American Bar Association
- New Jersey State Bar Association (Life Member)
- Monmouth County Bar Association
- New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators
- Defense Research Institute
January 2018 - The firm is pleased to announce the addition of Douglas J. Widman, as partner. Doug will be working in the Tax & Estate Planning and Business Litigation departments with a focus on mediation. He currently serves as an Arbitrator and Rule 1:40 Qualified Mediator for the N.J. Superior Court and the N.J. Federal District Courts. He is also a Collaborative Law Mediator. He joins DEMLP from Widman, Cooney, Wilson, McGann & Fitterer where he was Managing Partner.
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