William M. Tambussi

Partner
360 Haddon Avenue, Westmont, NJ 08108
Tel: 856.854.8900 / Fax: 856.858.4967
wtambussi@brownconnery.com

Labor and Employment / Litigation / Government Litigation / Professional Liability

William M. Tambussi  is a partner with the firm.  He concentrates his practice in labor and employment litigation, professional liability, governmental affairs and complex litigation.  He has an active trial practice in the federal and state courts in New Jersey.

Mr. Tambussi is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.  He has also been certified as a Civil Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey since 1991.

He has served as a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Expedited Civil Actions, as a member of the United States Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Camden Vicinage (2002) and as a Commissioner of the Camden County Board of Elections from 1990 to 1991.

He serves as General Counsel, Special Litigation Counsel and Special Labor and Employment Counsel to a number of bi-state governmental entities, counties, municipalities and independent governmental authorities in Southern New Jersey. He also represents clients in the private sector, including TD Bank, Cooper Health System, Conner Strong & Buckelew and Fortune 500 companies periodically engaged in litigation in New Jersey. He has been counsel to the Camden County Democratic Committee since 1989.

Mr. Tambussi has tried numerous cases in the State and Federal Courts in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. He has argued many cases before the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals including landmark employment cases involving whistleblowers, disability discrimination and hostile work environments. He has also argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court and Third Circuit Court of Appeals on the issue of the eligibility of candidates to run for public office and other election law issues. He has appeared before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, and the U.S House of Representatives Committee on Ethics, and the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights, Public Employment Relations Commission, Joint Legislative Committee on Ethical Standards and Election Law Enforcement Commission.

In 2015, he was the recipient of the James J. McLaughlin Award, an award presented annually by the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Civil Trial Bar Section to an attorney and/or judge recognized for demonstrating civility, legal competence and professionalism in the practice of civil trial law. He also is a regular lecturer for ICLE and the Camden County Bar Association on a number of topics, including election law, public employment law and trial advocacy.

Mr. Tambussi presently serves on the Board of Governors of Rutgers University having been appointed by Governor Chris Christie in 2014.

Martindale-Hubbell “AV” Preeminent® Rating

education

Dickinson College (B.A., 1980)

New England School of Law  (J.D., 1983)

admissions

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeal for the Third Circuit

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

New Jersey

professional affiliations

American Bar Association

New Jersey Bar Association

Camden County Bar Association

Rutgers University Board of Governors (2014 – present)

United States Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Camden Vicinage (2002)

recognition

Martindale-Hubbell “AV” Preeminent® Rating

Recipient, James J. McLaughlin Award, Recipient , New Jersey State Bar Association, Civil Trial Bar Section (2015)

publications

“Too Strict Liability:  Making Local Government Entities Pay For Waste Disposal Site Cleanup,” Villanova Environmental Law Journal (1990)

speaking engagements

Subcommittee on Health, Employment and Labor of the House Committee on Education and Labor, 110th Congress, Testimony Related to RESPECT Act of 2007

Everything You Need to Know – Civil Trial Bench, NJICLE (2014)

Election Law and Political Campaigns: The Nuts and Bolts, NJICLE (2014)

Public Employment Law Conference, NJICLE (2013)

Election Law and Political Campaigns, NJICLE (2013)

Election Law and Political Campaigns, NJICLE (2012)