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 9 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® (2005-2021), 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 2019, 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. Martindale-Hubbell also awarded him its AV Peer Review Rating, its highest level of professional excellence and a Preeminent Lawyer for 2020. In addition, Mr. Deutsch was ranked number 43 on the 2017 NJBIZ Power 100 List of the 100 most powerful people in New Jersey Business.  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 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.  In October 2016, the University of Rhode Island presented Mr. Deutsch with the Athletics Award at their Eleventh Annual Distinguished Achievement Awards Gala.  The event honored alumni and friends of URI who have brought distinction to themselves and the University through their professional achievements, outstanding leadership and community service.  In November 2017, the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law presented Mr. Deutsch with the prestigious Daniel J. O’Hern Award for his significant career achievements and service to the bar. 

Mr. Deutsch previously served as Founder & Chairman of the Board of Directors of Somerset Hills Bank which merged in 2013 with Lakeland Bank.  He served on the Board of Directors of Lakeland Bank until 2018, 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.