Joseph T. Carney

360 Haddon Avenue, Westmont, NJ 08108
Tel: 856-854-8900 / Fax: 856-858-4967

Litigation / Government Litigation

Joseph T. Carney is a partner with the firm and concentrates his practice in complex litigation matters including  environmental contamination/remediation actions,  insurance coverage actions, and other significant commercial litigation matters. As counsel for local public entities, Mr. Carney has significant experience in ensuring compliance with the New Jersey Local Public Contracts Law, the New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act and the New Jersey Open Public Records Act.  He also has experience in defending tobacco related product liability claims.

Mr. Carney’s clients include the Pollution Control Financing Authority of Camden County (“PCFA”) and the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority.  Mr. Carney has also represented other local County and Municipal entities.  As counsel for the PCFA, Mr. Carney and another partner successfully served as lead plaintiffs’ counsel in a landfill cost-recovery matter involving hundreds of defendants.  He has also successfully defended the PCFA in a class action matter in which the putative class members sought medical monitoring for alleged exposure to contaminated drinking water.

Before joining the firm in 1994, Mr. Carney served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable J. Calvitt Clarke, Jr., of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished® Rating


Swarthmore College (B.S. and B.A., 1985)

George Mason University School of Law (J.D., 1993)


United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

New Jersey


New York

District of Columbia

professional affiliations

American Bar Association

New Jersey Bar Association

Camden County Bar Association

Federal Bar Association


Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished® Rating

“Best Attorneys in the Business–Environmental,” South Jersey Biz Magazine (2014)