Attorneys

KEVIN P. McCANN

Born Yonkers, New York, October 25, 1947; admitted to bar, 1975, New Jersey, U.S District Court, District of New Jersey; 1976, U.S. Tax Court; 1979, U.S. Supreme Court, 1989 U.S. Court of Appeals-Third Circuit; 1998, United States District Court of the Southern District of Texas.

Education: Cumberland County College (A.A., 1968); Monmouth University (B.A., 1970); Delaware Law School of Widener University (J.D., 1975); Temple University School of Law (L.L.M. Tax, 1980).

Counsel: Assistant Prosecutor, County of Cumberland, 1976-1981; Prosecutor, City of Bridgeton, 1977-1979; Prosecutor, City of Bridgeton, 1977-1979; Prosecutor, Township of Commercial, 1977-1980; Attorney, Bridgeton Housing Authority, 1980-1984; Assistant County Tax Administrator, 1980--: admitted pro hoc vice in the States of Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.

Professional Associations: American Bar Association; New Jersey State Bar Association (Member, Taxation Section); Cumberland County Bar Association (Board of Trustees, L.E.G.A.L., 1988-1991, Chairman, Young Lawyers Section, 1979-1983, President Elect, 1984-1985, President, 1985-1986), Mandatory Automobile Arbitration Panel, 1985--; Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1978--; New Jersey Branch, Board of Governors, 1982-1986; New Jersey State Bar Association Trustee, 2000-2006; Co-Chair, Task Force on Disaster Planning New Jersey State Bar Association, 2006-; Vice-Chair, Meeting Arrangements & Program Committee New Jersey State Bar Association, 2006-; Secretary, New Jersey State Bar Association, 2007-2008; Treasurer, New Jersey State Bar Association, 2008-2009; Second Vice-President, New Jersey State Bar Association, 2009-2010; 1st Vice-President, New Jersey State Bar Association, 2010-2011; President-Elect, New Jersey State Bar Association, 2011-2012; President, New Jersey State Bar Association, 2012-2013; Immediate Past President of NJSBA.

Community Affiliations: Member, Board of Trustees, Cumberland County College, 1984-1993; Board of Trustees of South Jersey Drug Treatment Center, 1985, (President, 1992--); Board of Trustees of the Alumni Association of Widener Law School; Cumberland County Judicial and County Prosecutor Selection Committee, 1992-2000; Advisory Board of Sun National Bank.

Certification: Certified Civil Trial Attorney by Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1986, re-certified 1993, 2000& 2005, Certified Trial Advocate by National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1991, re-certified, 2000, 2003 & 2006; Member of Statewide Mediation Program for Civil, General Equity, Probate Cases.

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SHANNA McCANN

An associate attorney practicing general litigation at the Law Firm of Chance & McCann with offices in Bridgeton and Woodstown. After graduating from Widener University School of Law, and before working at Chance & McCann, Shanna clerked in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for both a District and Magistrate Judge.

Education: Tower Hill School (1996); Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland (Merit Scholar for Study Abroad, Summer, 1999); Wake Forest University, (B.A., 2000); Widener University School of Law, Merit Scholar 2001-2002 Term, (J.D., 2003).

Professional Affiliations: Active Member of the New Jersey State Bar Association ("NJSBA"; Shanna became the Chair of the Young Lawyer’s Division of New Jersey State Bar Association.; Shanna was appointed to serve a second term (2014-2016) as a Trustee from Salem County on the New Jersey State Bar Associations Board of Trustees.; Shanna has been selected as a Rising Star, by New Jersey Super Lawyers, for the third year in a row.; NJSBA Trustee from Salem County, a young lawyer representative on the NJSBA's General Council; a young lawyer member of the NJSBA's Election Committee; a young lawyer member of the NJSBA's Meetings and Planning Committee ("MAP"); a member of the NJSBA's Animal Law Committee; former member of the NJSBA's Ad Hoc Committee on Mandatory CLE . Shanna is also a prior member of the Salem County Judicial and Prosecutorial & Appointments Committee ("JPAC") and a former Co-Coordinator of the Salem County Mock Trial Program. Shanna is the Vice-President of the Salem County Bar Association and an active Member of the Cumberland County Bar Association and former "Nut and Bolts" Co-Chair. In addition to these professional memberships, Shanna is a frequent lecturer on the Ethics of Social Media and using the Web for Free Internet Research. Shanna is also the Campaign Treasurer for Assemblywoman Celeste Riley, of the Third Legislative District.

Prior Work Experience: Legal Intern (Summer 2002) Chance & McCann; Intern (Fall, 2002-Spring, 2003) Mid-Atlantic Environmental Law Center; Law Clerk (Fall, 2003 to Fall, 2006) for the Honorable Lowell A. Reed, Jr. S.J., United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; Law Clerk (Fall, 2006-Summer, 2007) for the Honorable David R. Strawbridge, United States Magistrate.

Matthew Weng

Born Medford, NJ April 25, 1981; admitted to bar, March 2009, New Jersey

Education: Rutgers-Camden (B.A., 2005); Rutgers-Camden School of Law (J.D., 2008); Diplomate in Local Government Law, (ILGA, 2012)

Professional Affiliations: Borough of Pitman Economic Development Committee, January 2012-present, Chair, January 2013-present

Prior Work Experience: Staff Attorney, New Jersey State League of Municipalities, September 2009-May 2013; Judicial Law Clerk, The Honorable John M. Waters, J.S.C., September 2008-August 2009.

Beth White

Born Suffern, New York, April 7, 1981; admitted to bar, December 2008, New Jersey; US District Court, District of New Jersey, 2011.

Education: Rowan University (B.A., 2003): Fairleigh Dickinson University (Paralegal Certificate, 2005); Widener University School of Law (J.D., 2008)

Professional Affiliations: Cumberland County Bar Association "Lawyer of the Month" February 2012; Coordinator, Vincent J. Apruzzese High School Mock Trial Competition, Cumberland County; Cumberland County Bar Association, Trustee, past Junior Trustee, member Fundraising Committee, member Membership Committee, Co-Chair Children's Holiday Party; New Jersey State Bar Association, member.

Prior Work Experience: Intern (May 2006 – June 2007) Cumberland County Surrogate's Office; Intern (Summer 2007) New Jersey Superior Court, Law Division; Law Clerk (Sept 2008 – Aug 2009) The Honorable Georgia M. Curio, AJSC; Associate (Sept 2009 – Dec 2009) Private Practice; Administrative Specialist 3 (Dec 2009 – May 2011) New Jersey Superior Court, Municipal Division.

Deana L. Walsh

Born Portsmouth, VA, April 22, 1965; admitted to bar 1997 New Jersey & United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Education: Widener University (B.A., 1987); Widener University School of Law (J.D., 1997)

Professional Affiliations: Cumberland County Bar Association & NJ State Bar Association.

Prior Work Experience: Law Clerk Garber, Kasten, Jarve & Mullen (1998); Associate, Jacob & Chiarello (June, 2002 –February, 2007); Staff Counsel, South Jersey Legal Services (February, 2007-October, 2011) Associate, Chance & McCann, LLC (November, 2011-Present)