Archer & Greiner P.C. is pleased to announce the Honorable Marie E. Lihotz, former Appellate Division presiding judge, has become Of Counsel to the firm. Judge Lihotz joins Archer’s Haddonfield office and will focus on expanding the firm’s appellate and mediation practices.
“We are honored to welcome Judge Lihotz to our firm,” said Archer President Christopher R. Gibson. “Judge Lihotz has earned an outstanding reputation from her years of service on the bench. Judge Lihotz’s breadth of experience in family, business and appellate matters will be a tremendous asset to our firm in our growing ADR and appellate practices.”
Judge Lihotz was originally appointed to the Tax Court of New Jersey by Governor Christine Todd Whitman on August 15, 1997. During her twenty-year judicial career, Judge Lihotz served as Presiding Judge of the Family Part, Burlington Vicinage and was assigned to the Superior Court Appellate Division on August 1, 2006. As one of the Appellate Division’s senior judges, Judge Lihotz served as a Presiding Judge, Part B, until her retirement from the bench on September 1, 2017.
Judge Lihotz served as Chair of the Supreme Court’s Family Practice Committee from 2009 to 2017, and the Chair of the Judicial Education Committee of the Conference of Family Part Presiding Judges from 2002-2006. She was a member and instructor of the Supreme Court Judicial Education Committee; Co-Chair of the Sub-Committee on New Judges’ Orientation; member of the Internet Technology Committee and E-filing subcommittee; and member of the Supreme Court Committee on Public Access to Court Records.
Judge Lihotz is the past president and founding member of the Thomas S. Forkin Family Law American Inn of Court. During her term as president, the Inn was first recognized by the National AIC in the Circle of Excellence (2009) and later as achieving the Platinum Level of excellence in the requisite core competencies (2010). In private practice before joining the judiciary, Judge Lihotz focused on commercial litigation, corporate, tax and bankruptcy matters. She also served as a commercial arbitrator and Bankruptcy mediator.
Judge Lihotz earned her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law and an L.L.M. (taxation) from New York University School of Law. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware.
Archer & Greiner, P.C. is a full-service regional law firm with more than 175 lawyers and eight offices in Haddonfield, Hackensack, Princeton, Flemington and Red Bank, N.J.; Philadelphia, Pa.; New York, N.Y.; and Wilmington, Del. The firm has been serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals for over 85 years. Each office provides full-service litigation and transactional capabilities in nearly every area of law, including corporate, estate & trust, family & matrimonial, labor & employment, litigation, medical & personal injury, and real estate services. For more information, visit www.archerlaw.com.