Robert T. Quackenboss
|Robert T. Quackenboss
Of Counsel, since 1997
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Judge Quackenboss became counsel to the firm in 1997 after retiring from his position as Superior Court Judge. Serving on the bench for more than 21 years and assigned to Middlesex County throughout his judicial career, he had been the Presiding Judge of the Civil Division and the Presiding Judge of the Chancery Division.
Judge Quackenboss graduated from Rutgers University in 1953 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. After serving two years in the United States Army, he graduated from Rutgers University School of Law in 1958. While at the School of Law, he was an Associate Editor of the Rutgers Law Review.
Shortly after graduation from law school, he joined the firm of Burton, Seidman & Burton. Thereafter, the firm became Burton & Quackenboss. In the three years immediately before his appointment to the bench, he was a solo practitioner.
Throughout his career as an attorney, he conducted what was essentially a general law practice but with a heavy emphasis on the trial of civil cases. He represented both plaintiffs and defendants in Court but did a substantial volume of his work in the insurance defense field. For his 15 years of practice before being appointed to the bench, he was in Court on an almost daily basis representing a parties involved law suits. When he was appointed to the bench, he took that extensive experience as a trial lawyer with him. He was assigned exclusively to the Civil Part during his 22 years as a Judge, serving as the Presiding Judge of Civil in Middlesex County for a time and, later, as the Presiding Judge of Chancery.
Since his retirement from the Superior Court bench, he has been counsel to this firm, offering advice to the firm members in the general area of civil litigation based on his background as a civil trial lawyer and a civil trial Judge and to the commercial group within the firm based on his experience as a Chancery Judge. However, most of his time is taken up in service as a mediator and an arbitrator. He frequently serves in those capacities by Court appointment as well as a Court appointed Master pursuant to Rule 4:41.
Judge Quackenboss is a member of the Middlesex County Bar Association, the Middlesex County Trial Lawyers Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association.
Areas of Practice:
- Alternate Dispute Resolution Including Both Mediation and Arbitration
- Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law – Newark, Newark, New Jersey, 1958
Law Review: Rutgers University School of Law, Associate Editor
- Rutgers University, 1953
Major: Political Science
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Middlesex County Bar Association
- Middlesex County Trial Lawyers Association
- New Jersey State Bar Association
Past Employment Positions:
- Superior Court of New Jersey, Presiding Judge of the Civil Part and Presiding Judge of Chancery, Middlesex County
- Burton, Seidman & Burton and Later, Burton & Quackenboss