Judge Kathleen A. Sheedy was sworn in as a Superior Court Judge in Monmouth County on April 12, 2013. She has been assigned to the Family Division since being appointed to the bench and became Presiding Judge of the Family Division in September of 2014. She has presided over cases involving non-dissolution, children in Court, post-judgment dissolution matters, domestic violence, adoptions and juvenile delinquency matters. Judge Sheedy is presently a member of the Dissolution/Non-Dissolution Committee and the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Public Access to Court Records. Judge Sheedy is a graduate of Douglas College and Seton Hall University, School of Law. She began her legal career as a Monmouth County Superior Court law clerk. Judge Sheedy then became an associate at the law offices of Lomurro, Davison, Eastman & Munoz, followed by Foss, Bowe & San Filippo, where she was a partner and then became Of Counsel at Lucas & McGoughran, LLC and thereafter, t he Law Offices of Peter C. Lucas. During her career, Judge Sheedy handled many different types of cases including Civil, Criminal, Municipal, Administrative and Family, from inception through resolution. Judge Sheedy also served as Prosecutor for several municipalities, was a Public Defender for the Borough of Freehold, and was the attorney for the Monmouth Council No. 9 Civil Service Housing Corp., Inc., as well as Secretary of the District IX Ethics Committee. She has also served on many committees for the Monmouth Bar Association and was President for the years 2004 - 2005.
Founded in the late 1940s and incorporated in 1976, the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) is headquartered in Trenton, New Jersey. NJAJ is a statewide association of over 2,700 members in private practice and public service, paralegals, law clerks, law students and law school graduates not yet admitted to the bar. NJAJ is dedicated to protecting New Jersey’s families by working to preserve and strengthen the laws for safer products and workplaces, a cleaner environment and quality health care.