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Francis J. Orlando Jr.

Of Counsel


Retired Judge Francis J. Orlando, Jr., A.J.S.C., practices in Connell Foley’s Alternative Dispute Resolution group. He spent 20 years in service as a judge in the Camden Vicinage — one of the New Jersey Superior Court’s largest and busiest subdivisions. Judge Orlando has presided over and managed hundreds of complex matters including products liability, medical malpractice, insurance coverage, land use and zoning law, eminent domain, personal injury, governmental disputes, and employment and election law cases.

Judge Orlando was appointed to the bench in 1991, after holding a position as senior partner in the law firm of Orlando, Kearny & Brady where he concentrated his practice on civil litigation and on representing governmental agencies. He was the Presiding Judge of the Civil Division in Camden before taking on the role of Assignment Judge from which he led the Camden Judiciary for 16 years.

Other additional public service positions Judge Orlando has held include elected mayor of the Borough of Haddon Heights and numerous judicial council committees, including a term as Chair of the Judicial Council Labor Relations Committee. He has been a member of the Supreme Court Committee on Civil Practice, the Public Access Committee, the Outside Activities Committee and the Albin Committee.


Professional and Community Affiliations

  • American Bar Association 
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association 

News & Insights


New Jersey's Top Rated Lawyers, Inside Jersey magazine (2012)

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Rutgers University School of Law−Camden (J.D., with honors, 1975)

Rutgers University (B.A., History, 1972), Henry Rutgers Scholar


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