McGoughran becomes NJSBA Secretary

A Monmouth County practitioner was sworn in last month as secretary of the state’s largest group of judges, lawyers and legal professionals.

Timothy F. McGoughran, a former trustee, became Secretary of the New Jersey State Bar Association.

He is on-track to serve as the 125th president of the association in 2023.

McGoughran has always enjoyed the camaraderie and networking the NJSBA offers and said he  looks forward to working for its members on the executive committee. “Being a part of the NJSBA has made me a better lawyer. The friendships I have enjoyed as a member of the NJSBA have made me a better person,” he said “I look forward to giving back my time to continue the growth of the NJSBA and providing greater benefits for our members.”

McGoughran established an Ocean Township law firm that concentrates on handling divorce, estate and family law matters. He served as municipal prosecutor in Ocean Township for over a decade, concluding in 2011. Since January 2012, he has been the municipal court judge in Ocean Township.

McGoughran’s involvement in the organized bar is extensive. He is co-chair of the Legislative and Meeting Arrangement and Program committees, a member and Former Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Family Law Section’s Executive Committee, and is active with the Military Law and Veteran’s Affairs Section, as well as the Legal Education Committee.

In addition, he is active with the Monmouth Bar Association, serving as a trustee for many years, and its president from 2007-2008. He speaks regularly about family law and ethics and served as the moderator of the 2017 Family Law Symposium.

He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and Seton Hall University School of Law.

Timothy F. McGoughran Sworn in as the Executive Chair of the Family Law Executive Committee

Timothy F. McGoughran was sworn in as the Executive Chair of the Family Law Executive Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association on May 19, 2016. The swearing in was held at the Annual Meeting of the New Jersey State Bar Association at the Borgata in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The ceremony began with opening remarks from Stephanie F. Hagan, Esq., the Chair Elect, and outgoing remarks from the Immediate Past Chair, Amanda S. Trigg, Esq. Mr. McGoughran was then introduced by both Steven J. Robinson, Esq., his law school roommate from Seton Hall, and the Honorable Eugene A. Iadanza (Ret.), an esteemed colleague and member of the McGoughran Law Firm. Mr. McGoughran has been working in the field of family law for over 30 years, and feels both honored and privileged to lead this committee with its over 1,300 members. He will serve as the Executive Chair for the 2016-2017 calendar year.

Family Law Executive Committee members for 2016-17

Family Law Executive Committee members for 2016-17 pictured from left to right: Michael A. Weinberg, Esq. (First Vice Chair), Amanda S. Trigg, Esw. (Immediate Past Chair), Ronald G. Lieberman, Esq. (Secretary), Timothy F. McGoughran (Executive Chair), Sheryl Seiden, Esq. (Second Vice Chair), and Stephanie F. Hagan, Esq. (Chair Elect).