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750 Kings Highway North Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-1581
Forkin, McShane, Manos & Rotz, P.A.
J. Patrick McShane III

J. Patrick McShane III

J. Patrick McShane III is proud to provide residents of Cherry Hill and Southern New Jersey with sound advice regarding family law matters. He is Associate Managing Editor of the New Jersey Family Lawyer and has authored for that publication an article entitled, “Resolving the Apparent Inconsistency of Claffey and Larrison as to the Pension Death Benefits and Extending the Resolution Beyond PFRS Plans,” 31 N.J.F.L. 165 (June 2011). He also co-authored with Thomas S. Forkin “Retirement Plan Survivor Annuity Issues,” N.J.F.L. Volume 12, #6, September 1992.

He has been a speaker on a number of topics for the following organizations:

  • “Family Law Practice and Organization,” NJSBA Annual Meeting, May 16 1986, Economics of Practice Section Panel
  • “Protecting Client Assets: Retirement Plan Issues,” 1991, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America Boardwalk Seminar
  • “Handling Elder Issues In Matrimonial Proceedings” NJICLE, May 1994
  • “Counsel Fees and Retainers/Fee Arbitration,” CCBA, May 1994
  • “Everything You Need to Know About QDROs,” NJICLE Mount Laurel, New Jersey, July 1994
  • “Equitable Distributions: Cutting Edge Issues For 1995 and Beyond,” NJICLE, April 1995
  • “Retirement Plan Issues in a Family Practice,” CCBA, February 2004
  • “Family Law Update What You Always Wanted (& Needed) To Know,” Retirement Issues, CCBA, March 2007
  • “New or Basic Concepts in QDROs – The Top Five Mistakes to Avoid in PSAs,” Burlington County Bar Association/Camden County Bar Association, October 27, 2010

Practice areas

  • Family law
  • Divorce
  • Alimony
  • Equitable distribution
  • Child support
  • Child custody
  • Visitation
  • Marital property settlements
  • Divorce mediation
  • Premarital agreements
  • Qualified domestic relations orders
  • Divorce taxation

Admission details

  • New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1983
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1992


  • J.D., Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, 1978
  • B.A., cum laude, St. Joseph’s College, 1973

Associations and memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
    • Member, executive committee, family law section, 2007–2008
  • American Bar Association
    • Member, family law section

Representative cases

  • Dorfman v. Dorfman, 315 N.J. Super 511 (App. Div. 1998)

Awards and recognition

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At Forkin, McShane, Manos & Rotz, P.A., we are ready to work hard to help you with your family law issue. To speak to one of our highly respected attorneys, contact us online or by phone at 856.779.8500.

Forkin, McShane, Manos & Rotz, P.A.
750 Kings Highway North
Cherry Hill, NJ, 08034-1581 USA