May 18, 2018
Contact: Paula Saha
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ATLANTIC CITY - A Monmouth County practitioner was sworn in last night as secretary of the state's largest group of judges, lawyers and legal professionals.
Timothy F. McGoughran, a former trustee, became secretary of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He is on-track to serve as the 125th president of the association in 2023.
McGoughran has always enjoyed the camaraderie and networking the NJSBA offers and said he and looks forward to working for its members on the executive committee. “Being a part of the NJSBA has made me a better lawyer. The friendships I have enjoyed as a member of the NJSBA have made me a better person," he said "I look forward to giving back my time to continue the growth of the NJSBA and providing greater benefits for our members."
McGoughran established an Ocean Township law firm that concentrates on handling divorce, estate and family law matters. He served as municipal prosecutor in Ocean Township for over a decade, concluding in 2011. Since January 2012, he has been the municipal court judge in Ocean Township.
McGoughran's involvement in the organized bar is extensive. He is co-chair of the Legislative and Meeting Arrangement and Program committees, a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association's Family Law Section's executive committee, and is active with the Military Law and Veteran's Affairs Section, as well as the Legal Education Committee.
In addition, he is active with the Monmouth Bar Association, serving as a trustee for many years, and its president from 2007-2008. He speaks regularly about family law and ethics and served as the moderator of the 2017 Family Law Symposium.
He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and Seton Hall University School of Law.
He lives with his wife in Allison. They have three children: Jay, a lawyer in Atlanta; Bobby, a lawyer in Philadelphia; and Morgan, a first-year law student at Rutgers Law School.