Mason, Griffin & Pierson, P.C.
Phone: 609.436.1211
Email: [email protected]

Trishka Waterbury Cecil

Of Counsel

Practice Areas:

Appellate Practice
Prerogative Writ Litigation
Local Government Law
Land Use

Bar Admissions:

New Jersey Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 1996

Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 1997

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2004

U.S. Supreme Court, 2012

Legal Education:

Boston University School of Law, J.D., cum laude 1996

Preparatory Education:

Bowdoin College, B.A. 1989

Professional Experience and Appointments:

New Jersey League of Municipalities, Deputy General Counsel, 2018-present

Princeton Attorney, 2014-present

Cranbury Township Planning Board Attorney, 2013-present

Cranbury Township Zoning Board of Adjustment Attorney, 2013-present

Hopewell Borough Attorney, 2012-present

Stockton Borough Planning Board Attorney, 2011 - present

Plainsboro Township Planning Board Attorney, 2007-present

Clinton Township Co-Attorney, 2006-present

East Amwell Zoning Board of Adjustment Attorney, 2004-2017

Readington Township Planning Board Attorney, 2013-2016

Cranbury Township Attorney, 2003-2010

East Windsor Planning Board Special Counsel, 2010-2014

Hopewell Township Planning Board Attorney, 2006-2013

Bordentown Township Zoning Board of Adjustment Attorney, 2012-2013

Lebanon Borough Special Counsel, 2008-2009

Harding Township Special Counsel, 2007-2009

Alpha Borough Special Counsel, 2012-2013

Law Clerk to the Honorable Philip S. Carchman, J.S.C., 1996-1997


Mercer County, Somerset County, Hunterdon County and New Jersey State Bar Associations

District XIII Ethics Committee, 2013-present

New Jersey Planning Officials, 2012-present

Corner House Foundation Trustee, 2007-2013

New Jersey State League of Municipalities, Associate Counsel and League Legislative Committee Member, 2005-present

New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys, (President, 2013-2014; 1st Vice President, 2011-2012; 2nd Vice President, 2009-2010; Secretary, 2007-2008; Trustee, 2000-2005)

Associate Editor, Municipal Law Review, 2003-2014

Assistant Editor, Municipal Law Review, 2014-present

Amwell Valley Trail Association Legal Advisor, 2000-present


Fred G. Stickel Award for Excellence in Municipal Law & Service to the Legal Profession, 2014




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