Douglas J. Widman is a partner at Davison, Eastman, Muñoz, Paone, focusing on estate planning and administration, employment law, business transactions and mediation and arbitration. He presently serves as an Arbitrator and Rule 1:40 Qualified Mediator for the N.J. Superior Court and the N.J. Federal District Court; he is also Collaborative Law Mediator. Over the course his career, Doug has successfully mediated over 100 cases and is listed as a “mentor” to prospective Superior Court mediators.
Doug joined DEMP in January 2018 from Widman, Cooney, Wilson, McGann & Fitterer where he was Managing Partner. There, he advised on estate planning, litigated professional and fiduciary liability issues, employment/discrimination and general liability matters, among others. He was also corporate counsel to several non-profit health, social services and educational institutions.
Following his clerkship with New Jersey State Superior Court Judge Thomas L. Yaccarino (Monmouth County), he became Deputy Attorney General of New Jersey with the Division of Criminal Justice, where he represented the State in criminal and civil actions brought by State agencies involving organized crime, political corruption and drug diversions.
- Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 1973 (Editor of International Law Review)
- Syracuse University, B.A., 1971 (cum laude)
- New Jersey and Federal District Courts
- New York
- New York Federal (E.D.N.Y. and S.D.N.Y.)
- United States Supreme Court
Memberships and Affiliations
- New Jersey State Bar Association (Life Member)
- Monmouth County Bar Association
- New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators
- Alternative Dispute Resolution (Monmouth Bar Association 2021-2022)
News & Events
January 2018 – The firm is pleased to announce the addition of Douglas J. Widman, as partner. Doug will be working in the Tax & Estate Planning and Business Litigation departments with a focus on mediation. He currently serves as an Arbitrator and Rule 1:40 Qualified Mediator for the N.J. Superior Court and the N.J. Federal District Courts. He is also a Collaborative Law Mediator. He joins DEMP from Widman, Cooney, Wilson, McGann & Fitterer where he was Managing Partner.
January 2019 – We are pleased to announce that our partner, Doug Widman, has been named to the Probate and Estate Administration Committee for the Monmouth Bar Association for a three-year term.
The Monmouth Bar Association exists to uphold the honor of the profession of the law, to encourage cordial association members of the Bar, to coordinate activities of the members of the Bar and to advance the honor, welfare, service and enjoyment of our members.
We are confident that Doug’s participation in this committee will make the practice of law in Monmouth County better for the professionals who practice in the county and the community at large. The firm appreciates Doug’s commitment to not only the firm, but the Bar Association and the clients we represent.