Connell Foley Expands Firm to Southern New Jersey with Opening of Cherry Hill Office

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CHERRY HILL, N.J./February 1, 2012 -- Connell Foley LLP is pleased to announce the firm’s expansion with the opening of its Cherry Hill, New Jersey office today, Wednesday, February 1, 2012. Connell Foley has expanded its presence into Southern New Jersey forcefully in response to its exponential client growth and ever-increasing client demands, particularly in the healthcare sector.  

Connell Foley has already established a renowned and reputable team of individuals to service diverse clients’ needs with ease and personal service throughout the entire state of New Jersey. The expansion into Southern New Jersey is a direct result of the vital need to fulfill clients’ demands.

Connell Foley is expanding its healthcare practice by welcoming four new attorneys who formerly practiced with Wardell, Craig, Annin & Baxter in Haddonfield, New Jersey. Edward S. Wardell, Christine S. Orlando, Ekta Patel, and Matthew A. Baker will join Connell Foley’s Healthcare/ERISA Litigation practice group; each will be working with current practice partner Liza M. Walsh. Edward S, Wardell, and Christine S. Orlando, whose primary practice focuses on representing health care carriers, insurers and other businesses in healthcare and ERISA litigation, have become partners residing in the Cherry Hill office. Ekta Patel and Matthew A. Baker have become associates, also located in the Cherry Hill office.   

”With health care reform and the increasingly complex nature of our health care system, we are excited to join Connell Foley,” states Ed Wardell. He continues, “Working with the Connell Foley team presents a great opportunity to work with Liza and Judge Orlando and to provide a broader range of services to our clients.”

Connell Foley also welcomes the Honorable Francis J. Orlando, Jr., Retired Assignment Judge from the Superior Court, Camden Vicinage, who has served the public with integrity and dedication and has joined the firm as Of Counsel within Connell Foley’s Alternative Dispute Resolution group.

Patrick J. Hughes, the Managing Partner of the Cherry Hill office, will be leading an impressive group of lawyers covering the full range of services provided by Connell Foley. Christopher J. Tucci, who opened and managed Connell Foley's former Marlton location, has joined the Cherry Hill office.

The new office is located at the Liberty View Building on 457 Haddonfield Road in Cherry Hill, NJ; Connell Foley’s Marlton office has officially moved to the new Cherry Hill location as well. The office is in close proximity to clients and is easily commutable for all southern New Jersey residents and firms as part of Connell Foley’s commitment to continually provide the highest level of customer service. The new office will accommodate Connell Foley’s increasing growth within the healthcare field, as well as other Connell Foley practices, and will serve as a meeting space for the company’s clients, partners, and prospects.

For more information about the firm’s Cherry Hill office, please contact Patrick Hughes, Cherry Hill Office Managing Partner, at 856-317-7100 or by emailing

About Connell Foley
Established in 1938, Connell Foley LLP has achieved success in litigation, corporate law, and a broad range of specialty areas. Comprising more than 110 lawyers, who are organized into 21 distinct practice areas, Connell Foley is proud of its continued ability to deliver the highest levels of legal representation and satisfaction for its clients. Although Connell Foley has the resources of a large law firm, its attorneys view the practice of law to be a personal service, whether the client is a multinational corporation or an entrepreneur embarking on a new venture. Connell Foley has locations in Roseland, New York, Philadelphia, Jersey City, Cherry Hill, and Spring Lake. For more information, visit


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