William J. Kaufmann has been practicing law in New Jersey since 1988 and is a life-long area resident. He earned his Bachelor of Arts undergraduate degree in business administration from LaSalle University in 1984 and his Juris Doctor law degree from the Catholic University of America-Columbus School of Law in 1987.
During the course of his career, William has had the opportunity handle a wide array of civil and criminal cases in both the trial divisions and appellate division of the Superior Court of New Jersey as well as in municipal courts throughout New Jersey. Over the course of the past three decades, he has been a municipal prosecutor, a municipal public defender, a zoning board attorney, a planning board attorney and a utilities authority attorney. Between January 2001 and January 2021 William served as the City Solicitor of the City of North Wildwood and since February 2015 he has been the appointed Solicitor of the Lower Township Municipal Utilities Authority. During his career, William also has had the opportunity to represent the Borough of Avalon, Middle Township, Egg Harbor Township and the New Jersey Highway Authority. He has served as a hearing officer in Middle Township and Sea Isle City. As a result, he has considerable experience in issues and cases pertaining to governmental laws and regulations. During his career William also has represented private clients in complex transactions and litigation concerning real estate development, zoning and planning, real estate tax assessment appeals, property disputes and various business matters. William also has advised municipalities on telecommunications issues and his article on the subject, Anticipating Applications for Small Wireless Facilities, was published by the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Lawyers in its October 2020, Local Government Law Review.
William is a member of the Cape May County Bar Association and the Atlantic County Bar Association. He is a past member of the St. Joseph Regional School Board of Education, enjoys hiking and other outdoor sports and advocates for the adoption of retired racing greyhounds.
- New Jersey 1988
- United States District Court for the District of New Jersey 1988
- Catholic University of America – Columbus School of Law, J.D. 1987
- LaSalle University, B.S., 1984
Professional Associations & Memberships
- Cape May County Bar Association
- Atlantic County Bar Association