Thomas J. Belitza Esquire
Thomas J. Belitza, Esquire, recently joined our law firm in 2013 after completing a one-year clerkship with the Honorable Benjamin C. Telsey, P.J.F.P., the presiding family law judge of Cumberland, Salem and Gloucester counties. During his judicial clerkship, he assisted his judge in drafting decisions in cases of divorce, child support, spousal support, abuse/neglect, juvenile delinquency, and in managing the matrimonial court calendar for the Family Division of Salem County. While working for the Superior Court, Mr. Belitza also served as a mediator. After Mr. Belitza joined our law firm, it was obvious that he had spent many hours, while working for the Superior Court, performing research and analysis of case law, offering his findings to the matters being reviewed by his judge. He presently applies his research skills and legal analysis on a daily basis at Musulin Law Firm.
Mr. Belitza acquired his Juris Doctor from the Rutgers School of Law - Camden. While at Rutgers, he earned the Pro Bono Award for having volunteered 80 hours of legal aid to indigent clients by representing them in family law matters under the NJ Student Practice Rule. Also, during law school, he was a student advocate for the Federal Prisoner Re-Entry Program. Tom is passionate about being a lawyer: In his own words, "I have a strong sense of justice and a compelling motivation to assist those who are in need, who have been hurt, and who have suffered some wrong done to them."
Tom spends what free time he has aside from his professional obligations venturing to places that offer a cultural experience. In 2006-2007, he worked as a teacher in South Korea to discover an immersive experience of East Asian culture. On a daily basis, Tom's favorite thing to do is to tackle something new and challenging; he applies the same tenacity that he exhibits during his workday to his personal life. He is presently engulfed in mastering the skills of archery and, as with the practice of law, landing a bull's-eye. Mr. Belitza grew up in southern New Jersey and presently lives in Philadelphia where he enjoys many friends in a wonderfully diverse community.
Areas of Practice
- Family Law
- Divorce Law
- 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- New Jersey, 2012
- Pennsylvania, 2012
- Rutgers School of Law - Camden, Camden, New Jersey
- Rutgers College, New Brunswick, New Jersey
- Major: Cultural Anthropology
- Attorney-client privileged
Honors and Awards
- Pro Bono Award, Rutgers School of Law - Camden, 2012 - Present
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Burlington County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 2013 - 2014
- New Jersey State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 2013 - 2014
Past Employment Positions
- New Jersey Superior Court, Judicial Law Clerk, 2012 - 2013
Pro Bono Activities
- Civil Practice Clinic, 2011 - 2012
- Federal Prisoner Re-Entry Program, 2011 - 2012