Attorney Details

William A. Cambria - Partner

WILLIAM A. CAMBRIA joined the Firm in August 2002. He has extensive experience in a broad range of legal matters, including a wide variety of litigation and appellate matters, labor and employment, real estate and contract matters, education, land use, insurance and corporation law. Since joining the firm, Mr. Cambria has been involved in complex commercial litigation, including shareholder disputes, employment matters, estate litigation, defense of professional malpractice claims, bankruptcy proceedings, and appellate work.

After graduating from the College of the Holy Cross and Harvard Law School, Mr. Cambria was admitted to the New Jersey bar in 1972 and worked with law firms in Elizabeth and Westfield for ten years. In 1983, Mr. Cambria accepted the challenge of starting an in-house legal department at the Archdiocese of Newark. For the next 19 years, he managed that department and had responsibility for all legal affairs of the Archdiocese and its affiliated corporate entities, including management and oversight of all litigated matters. He coordinated legal concerns affecting the Catholic Church with the New Jersey Catholic Conference, serving as a member of the bishops’ Public Policy Committee, and with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Cambria was also an active participant in the Diocesan Attorneys Association, a national organization of attorneys representing the Catholic Church. He made presentations on legal issues affecting the Church to the national meeting of the Association on two occasions, and headed the Association’s caucus of in-house attorneys.

Mr. Cambria has also served as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall Law School, teaching seminar classes on Religion and the First Amendment and Religious Institutions in American Society. Mr. Cambria is an active member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and Union County Bar Association. He served on the District V-A Ethics Committee and on the Union County Judicial and Prosecutorial Selection Committee. Mr. Cambria also serves as a mediator and arbitrator under programs established by the New Jersey courts.