Matthew B. Wieliczko

Matthew B. Wieliczko

Partner
Location:
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Phone:
856-375-1650
Fax:
856-428-6314
Email:

Mr. Wieliczko joined the Firm in 1994 and became a partner in April 1999. He has been the Zoning Board Solicitor for Evesham Township since 2013 and the Zoning Board Solicitor for the Township of Willingboro since 2001.  He has also previously acted as Labor Counsel for the Township of Willingboro and has served as Labor Counsel for the Township of Woolwich since 2016. He is the managing partner of the Litigation Practice Group and is involved in all aspects of civil trial and appellate practice.  He practices in the areas of complex and commercial litigation, casualty defense (personal injury and property damage), labor and employment, education law, defense of civil rights and excessive force claims, land use matters, contract review and negotiation, insurance coverage, claims and disputes, declaratory judgment actions, construction and premises liability, environmental litigation, estate litigation, admiralty and maritime law, directors and officers liability, homeowners and condominium association law and insurance carrier subrogation, indemnification and contribution claims.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1994

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Trial and Appellate Practice
  • Complex and Commercial Litigation
  • Casualty Defense
  • Land Use and Real Estate
  • Zoning and Planning
  • Labor and Employment
  • Defense of Civil Rights and Excessive Force Claims
  • Education Law
  • Construction and Premises Liability
  • Environmental Litigation/Underground Storage Tank Liability
  • Contract Review and Negotiation
  • Insurance Coverage, Claims and Disputes
  • Declaratory Judgment Actions
  • Estate Litigation
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Directors and Officers Liability

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • Supreme Court of New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York

Education

  • Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York
    • Juris Doctor - 1989
  • University of London, London, England - 1988
  • Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1986
    • Major: English
  • The College of Ripon and York St. John University of Leeds, York, England Spring - 1985

Representative Cases

  • The Salt & Light Company, Inc., et al. v. Willingboro Township Zoning Board of Adjustment , (423 N.J. Super. 282)
  • Callaway v. Samson, et al. , 193 F. Supp. 2d 783
  • Illinois Union Ins. Co. v. Tri Core Inc., et al. , 191 F. Supp 2d 794
  • May v. Atlantic City Hilton, et al. , 128 F. Supp. 2d. 195
  • Fioriglio v. City of Atlantic City, et al., 996 F. Supp 379 (D.N.J. 1998), affirmed by 185 F. 3d 861 (3rd Cir.1999), Certiorari Denied by 528 U.S. 1075, 120 S.Ct. 789, 145 L. Ed. 2d 666 (2000)
  • Maizus v. Weldor Trust Reg., et al. , 820 F. Supp 101
  • DeMetro, et al v. Township of Cherry Hill, et al , 2011 WL 5873063
  • Awkward, et al v. Township of Willingboro, et al , 2010 WL 3906785
  • Platinum Links Entertainment, et al. v. Atlantic City Surf Professional Baseball Club, Inc., et al. , 2006 WL 1459986
  • Davidson v. Atlantic City Police Department, et al. , 1999 WL 533698

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecture, Insurance Council of New Jersey 29th Annual Meeting and Conference “Update on the Verbal Threshold”, 2001
  • Lecture, Rutgers University, The Center for Government Services
  • Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
  • Training Seminar for Housing Authority, Redevelopment Agency, Commissioners and Executive Directors in New Jersey, "General Litigation and Liability", and "Personnel Rights and Responsibilities", November 1996 and May 1997

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Burlington County Bar Association
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys
  • New Jersey Defense Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management

Past Employment Positions

  • Chalos & Brown, P.C. New York, New York, Associate, 1989 - 1994
  • Chalos & Brown, P.C. New York, New York, Law Clerk, 1988 - 1989
  • Sir Fergus Montgomery, Member of Parliament, House of Commons, Intern, 1988
  • Jacobs and Schwalbe, P.C., Law Clerk, 1987
  • Legal Services, Inc., Clerk, 1986

Pro Bono Activities

  • Marlton Recreational Council , Soccer, Baseball and Basketball Coach, 2007 - 2017
  • Cherry Hill Youth Athletic Association , Baseball Coach, 2007 - 2009
  • Wellington Chase Homeowner’s Association, 2005 - 2014
  • Southern New Jersey Housing Corporation , Board of Directors, 1997 - 2003
  • Southern New Jersey Housing Corporation , President, 2002 - 2003
  • AIDS Coalition of Southern New Jersey, Board of Directors, 1997 - 2003
  • Big Brother Program, Dickinson College, 1984 - 1986
  • Volunteers of Legal Service, New York, New York, 1993