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Brett E. J. Gorman

Overview

Brett Gorman offers his clients a different kind of approach to resolving school law matters. As a litigator he understands opposing counsel’s mindset and tactics. Having been across the table from almost all adversaries in the state, Brett is often able to succeed through collaboration, creativity and familiarity with personalities involved. 

Brett  focuses his practice on representing public school boards of education in all areas affecting their operations, including special education, civil litigation, labor and employment and negotiations. Brett routinely appears on behalf of school districts before the District Court of New Jersey, New Jersey Superior Court - Appellate Division, and the Office of Administrative Law and has considerable experience in counseling school districts. 

Brett is the Chairman of the Burlington County Mock Trial Program where he coordinates almost a dozen schools, attorney volunteers, the State Bar Foundation, and the Courts in organizing Burlington County’s High School Mock Trial Competition.  

Honors & Awards

  • In 2015, Brett received the prestigious Robert W. Criscuolo Award, presented annually by the Burlington County Bar Association to a young attorney committed to the legal profession and the community.

Professional Activities

  • Burlington County Bar Association
    • Young Lawyer Trustee (2013-2015)
    • Board of Trustees (2015-2018)
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • Cape May County Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association

 

Community Activities

  • Cherry Hill Education Foundation Golf Committee (2015)

Experience

Experience

Alloway Twp. Bd. of Educ. v. C.Q. and R.Q. o/b/o C.Q., Alloway Twp. Bd. of Educ. v. C.Q., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 33328 (D.N.J. Mar. 14, 2014).

Successfully argued a Motion for Summary Judgment before the District Court of New Jersey that reversed the Office of Administrative Law’s finding that the School District did not provide a Free and Appropriate Public Education pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. 

E.M. o/b/o M.M s v. Sterling Reg’l High School Bd. of Educ., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 43236 (D.N.J. Mar. 31, 2014). 

Successfully argued before the District Court of New Jersey for the dismissal of Plaintiff’s complaint, which included claims brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1983, Title VI, and Title IX. 

M.S. and B.S., Individually and as Guardian ad litem of L.S., v. East Windsor Regional School District and A.G., Individually, and as Guardian ad litem of S.P. v. East Windsor Regional School District, Civil Action No.: 3:11-cv-04386 (D.N.J. Feb. 21, 2012)

Successfully argued Motion for Summary Judgment before the District Court of New Jersey that resulted in Dismissal of Plaintiff’s Entire Complaint under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.  

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Clerkships

  • Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Frederick J. Schuck, J.S.C. in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Civil Division

Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law (J.D., 2009)
    • Eagleton Institute of Politics Henry J. Raimondo Fellow (2008)
    • Member of the Trial Team that finished tenth in the country at the American Association for Justice’s National Competition
  • Rutgers University (B.A., History, 2006)

Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court of New Jersey
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
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