Attorney Details

Edward B. Deutsch - Partner

EDWARD B. DEUTSCH is the Founder and Managing Partner of McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP., a firm of more than 275 lawyers with offices in 8 states. He is a Civil Trial Attorney, Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. He has been a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers since 1992, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers. In addition, Mr. Deutsch has been listed in Best Lawyers® (2005-2018), a Woodward/White, Inc. business and partners with U.S.News & World Report, in the area of Commercial Litigation. He has also been listed in Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, in the areas of General Litigation, Professional Liability: Defense, and Mergers & Acquisitions since its inception in New Jersey in 2005 through 2017, as well as being listed in the Top 100 Lawyers in N.J.

The Seton Hall Law School Alumni Association recognized Mr. Deutsch as its 2002 Distinguished Graduate. In addition, Martindale-Hubbell awarded him its AV Peer Review Rating, its highest level of professional excellence and a Preeminent Lawyer for 2017. From 2007-2009 he was the Third Circuit Representative on the Standing Committee on Federal Judiciary of the American Bar Association. In addition, Mr. Deutsch was selected by Governor Chris Christie to Chair the Department of Banking and Insurance transition sub-committee, tasked with issue development, recommendations, and state appointments in both banking and insurance industries. He has also accepted the nomination of Governor Christie to be one of two public members of the newly-created Red Tape Commission chaired by Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno.

In October 2009, Mr. Deutsch was selected as an honoree of the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey and received the Trial Bar Award. This prestigious award recognizes those experienced trial lawyers whose professional careers exemplify the highest standards of trial practice and ethical conduct. In September 2012, Mr. Deutsch was honored with the Thomas D. Sayles, Jr. Humanitarian Award by the American Conference on Diversity.

Mr. Deutsch previously served as Founder & Chairman of the Board of Directors of Somerset Hills Bank which merged in 2013 with Lakeland Bank.  He continues to serve on the Board of Directors of Lakeland Bank, which Forbes Magazine named as one America's 50 Most Trustworthy Companies in 2014.  He is married to Nancy (formerly Cooney). They live in Bernardsville, New Jersey and are active in numerous charitable endeavors.