Former NJ Deputy Attorney General Joins the Tormey Law Firm LLC

Morris County Criminal Defense LawyersThe Tormey Law Firm LLC is pleased to announce that Thomas Ercolano has joined the law firm as an associate attorney beginning September 1, 2016. Tom is a former judicial law clerk in Middlesex County. Tom also served as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey for four years, prosecuting child abuse and child neglect cases for the State.

During his years as a Deputy Attorney General, Tom tried countless cases for the NJ Division of Child Protection and Permanency (formerly DYFS) and conducted Order to Show Cause custody hearings, case management conferences, pre-trial conferences, child abuse and neglect fact-findings, and termination of parental rights trials. During his tenure with the DCP&P, Tom learned what it takes to manage an extensive caseload and develop effective case strategy. He also worked with expert witnesses, including pediatricians, psychologists, and psychiatrists. In addition to developing his trial advocacy skills, Tom wrote numerous appellate briefs for DCP&P and presented oral arguments before the Appellate Division.

Practice Areas: DCP&P (DYFS) Defense, Criminal Defense, and Municipal Defense


  • Undergraduate: Lafayette College, 2007, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
  • Law School: Seton Hall University School of Law, 2010, Juris Doctor

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey, 2010
  • New York, 2011

Career Experience:

  • Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Roger W. Daley (Ret.), New Jersey Superior Court, Middlesex County
  • Deputy Attorney General, New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, Department of Children and Families Practice Group

Tom Ercolano is available immediately to assist you at 201-556-1570.

The Randolph Municipal Court is located in the Municipal Building, 502 Millbrook Avenue, Randolph, New Jersey 07869. The main telephone number for the court is (973)989-7054. The fax number is (973)989-1496. The main court personnel are as follows:

  • Judge: Ira A. Cohen, J.M.C.
  • Prosecutor: Michael Cresitello, esq.
  • Court Administrator: Christine Hopler
  • Randolph Police Department: (973)989-7000

Court is held on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. Guilty pleas are also taken on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 5 p.m.

Randolph Township Municipal Court is a court of limited jurisdiction. This court hears certain criminal offenses (disorderly persons and petty disorderly persons offenses) and traffic matters (including driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges). Disorderly persons offenses have a maximum sentence of six (6) months in the county jail. Petty disorderly persons offenses have a maximum penalty of thirty (30) days in the county jail. Any indictable criminal offenses (more serious criminal cases) are handled at the Morris County Superior Court in Morristown, New Jersey.

Florham Park Municipal Court is located at Boro Hall, 111 Ridgedale Avenue, Florham Park, New Jersey 07932. The main telephone number for the court is (973)410-5324. The fax number for the court is (973)410-5329. The court personnel are as follows:

  • Judge: Gary F. Troxell, J.M.C.
  • Prosecutor: Gary J. Grabas, esq.
  • Court Administrator: Carmelo Bassolino
  • Florham Park Police Department: (973)377-2200

Court is held every Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m.

Florham Park Municipal Court handles traffic charges such as:

  • Speeding
  • Driving without Insurance
  • Driving with a Suspended License
  • Reckless Driving
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident
  • Driving while Intoxicated (DWI)

Florham Park Municipal Court also handles disorderly persons criminal offenses such as:

  • Marijuana Possession (under 50 grams)
  • Simple Assault
  • Harassment
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

I frequently represent clients charged with criminal and traffic offenses in Dover Township Municipal Court in Morris County, New Jersey. This court has jurisdiction over certain criminal charges (known as disorderly persons offenses and petty disorderly persons offenses), traffic matters, and driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges.

Here is some important information with regard to the Municipal Court in Dover, New Jersey. The Dover Municipal Court is located at Town Hall, 37 N. Sussex Street, Dover, New Jersey 07801. The main telephone number for the court is (973)366-2200, Ext. 136. The fax number is (973)989-1526. The court personnel are as follows:

  • Chief Judge: Arnold Miniman, J.M.C.
  • Prosecutors: Manuel P. Fanarjian, esq.; Douglas R. Cabana, esq.
  • Court Administrator: Sonia Barria
  • Dover Police Department: (973)366-0302

Court is held every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. and every Wednesday at 9 a.m. For additional information on Dover Township Municipal Court, see their official website. If you or a loved one has been charged with drunk driving, simple assault, marijuana possession, or any other criminal or traffic offense in Dover, New Jersey, my criminal defense trial team can help. Contact our Morristown or Parsippany office locations anytime for immediate assistance at (973)971-0030. The initial consultation is always provided free of charge.