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In January 2016, Timothy J. Ford ’06 was named one of four new partners at Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito & Frost, PC, a comprehensive, full-service law firm based in Denville, New Jersey.
Ford joined Einhorn Harris in 2007 as an associate and was elevated to counsel in 2014. He graduated from The College of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in 2003 and received his J.D., cum laude, from Albany Law School three years later.
A native of
Jefferson Township, N.J, Ford credits his mother for launching
him on his legal trajectory. “She suggested that I pursue a career as
lawyer. Perhaps it was my proclivity to challenge thoughts and ideas. I
am fortunate to have parents who stressed hard work and the importance
of a good education.”
Ford remembers Albany Law, where he was
involved with Moot Court and received the ABA Medal of Excellence, as a
closely knit academic institution. “I met several classmates there that
remain very close friends and fellow attorneys with whom I can discuss
complex legal issues. The professors were excellent, with great
interaction between faculty and students. Connie Mayer was very engaged
with the students and had a gift for presenting complex material in a
comprehensible manner. I also took a course in National Security Law
with William Snyder. Although it is not a course that applies to my
professional practice, it was fascinating nonetheless."
At Einhorn Harris, he practices in the areas of employment law and general litigation, representing employers and employees in a range of matters. He also practices general commercial litigation.
As a member of the firm’s Closely-Held Business Group, Ford is general and outside human resources counsel for numerous privately held businesses, representing his clients in litigation, assisting them with employee issues and preparing employment agreements and handbooks. His goal is to ensure that his clients adhere to numerous statutes and regulations while operating efficiently and profitably.
He is also a regular contributor to the firm’s business blog focusing on employment, commercial litigation, construction law and assisted living legal issues. “It’s a good resource not only for the public, but our clients as well,” Ford says.
Ford has been honored as a SuperLawyer Rising Star every year since 2012.
“Most people reach a point in their career where professional advice is necessary, whether it’s unemployment, family leave, disability, discipline, restrictive covenants or discrimination. These issues are very personal, impacting all aspects of peoples’ lives every day. Similarly, most businesses, regardless of how well they are run, require employment counsel to assist with the litany of employment laws and to solve complex issues that may impact the viability of the business.”
Outside of work, Ford volunteers as an attorney mentor with the Valleyview Middle School Mock Trial Club. The school participates in the New Jersey Bar Foundation Law Adventure Program. “This is my sixth year doing this, and it’s just as enjoyable as it was the first year. I’m very proud of the students who work hard all year.”
A resident of Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, Ford has been married to his wife, Vanessa, a 2nd grade public school teacher, for seven years. They have two daughters, ages three and one. He enjoys traveling, spending time with his family, and cooking. He is a member of the New Jersey and New York State Bar Associations, the Morris County Bar Association and the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. Ford is a former co-trustee for the Young Lawyers Section of the Morris County Bar Association and has served as a trustee for the past three years.