Obituary: Thomas Judd McCormick

McCormick, an accomplished attorney and former Burlington County assistant prosecutor, passed away earlier this week.

Thomas Judd McCormick, 69, of Moorestown, passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 15. McCormick was the devoted father of Patrick J. (Beverly), of New York City, and Anne M., of Philadelphia; grandfather of Peter J.; twin brother of Terence and brother of Michael.

McCormick was raised in Hagerstown, MD, and received a degree in history from the University of Maryland, magna cum laude. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany as a Serbo-Croatian translator from 1963 to 1967. He later received a juris doctorate from Rutgers Law School (Newark), and later served as clerk to the Hon. Arthur W. Lewis, presiding judge of the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court. McCormick was an assistant prosecutor in the Mercer County and later Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office, where he prosecuted more than 50 criminal trials. For five years he worked as managing attorney at the Insurance Company of North America.  

In 1983, he joined the office now known as the Office of Attorney Ethics within the Supreme Court of New Jersey. He investigated and prosecuted cases of serious ethical misconduct by New Jersey licensed attorneys before the state Supreme Court. He retired as assistant ethics counsel in 2002.

McCormick was a past trustee of the Burlington County Bar Association and past chairman of the Burlington County Ethics Committee. He was an avid historian who loved to travel and visited many countries during his retirement.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his visitation with the
family from 9-10 a.m. Saturday at McChesney Funeral Home, 30 W. Main St., Moorestown. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Burlington County Bar Foundation, 137 High St., 3rd Floor, Mount Holly, NJ 08060 (609-261-4542).

Courtesy of Patrick McCormick


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