Judge Profile

Dennis M. Cavanaugh

Judicial Experience:

  • District Judge, U.S. District Court, NJ District

Other Professional Experience:

  • U.S. Magistrate Judge, D.N.J., 1993 to 2000
  • Partner, McCormack, Petrolle & Matthews, Roseland, 1992 to 1993
  • Partner, Whipple, Ross & Hirsch, Madison, 1984 to 1992
  • Borough Prosecutor, Caldwell, 1988 to 1989
  • Assistant Deputy Public Defender, 1973 to 1977
  • Law Clerk, Francis W. Hayden, Superior Court Of New Jersey, 1972 to 1973
  • Associate, then Partner, Lum, Biunno & Tompkins (Later Tompkins, Mcguire & Wachenfeld), Newark

Biographical Data:

  • Judge Cavanaugh was nominated by President Bill Clinton, May 3, 2000 to seat vacated when Hon. Alfred Wolin took senior status; confirmed by Senate July 21, 2000; received commission Sept. 20, 2000.

    Race or Ethnicity: White

Education:

  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 1972
  • B.A., Morehead State University, 1969
Profile provided by the New Jersey State Office of Court Administration.