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Tennant D. Magee, Sr. 
Tennant D. Magee, Sr., is AV-Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer rating for legal ability and ethical standards bestowed by that organization, and was selected for the 2015-24 New Jersey Super Lawyers lists, as well as the 2014 New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.

Mr. Magee is a former Judicial Clerk to the Presiding Judge of the New Jersey Appellate Division (Hon. John E. Keefe, Sr., P.J.A.D., 2000-01), Assistant State's Attorney for Baltimore City (Juvenile, Felony, and Narcotics Divisions, 2001-04), and Assistant Attorney General for the State of Maryland (Criminal Appeals Division, 2009-10). During his approximately eighteen years in private practice, Mr. Magee's diverse experience has spanned arguing on behalf of foreign sovereign entities in the United States Circuit Court of Appeals, civil litigation in State and Federal Courts, the negotiation and drafting of complex agreements, the representation of local governments, title and real estate work, as well as the representation of individuals in municipal court, among other areas of practice. To date, he has seven reported appellate decisions (out of over approximately eighty appeals) and eleven reported decisions overall.  


Presently, Mr. Magee has the honor of serving as Township Attorney for the Township of Long Beach, Borough Attorney for the Boroughs of Ship Bottom and Harvey Cedars, Legal Counsel for the Shore Conference of High Schools, and Legal Counsel for the Spring Lake Employees' Association. He previously served as Special Counsel for the Borough of West Long Branch, as Legal Counsel for PBA Local 295, and was a member of the Wall Township Board of Education.


Representative private-sector and non-profit clients have included: Ocean First Bank; Total Patient Care; TPC Properties; Classic Electric; Dr. William B. O’Grady; Jost Garage; Jost Collision; Jost Construction; Asbury Park Cyclery; Brielle Cyclery; Cotler Family Practice; Pinelands Brewing Company; MG Construction; GK Construction; MAC Graphics; Rue Brothers; Sail Services; Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ocean County; KA Management; Prendergast Landscape Contractors; Cerami Lawns; The First Presbyterian Church of Manasquan; The Grapevine Restaurant; Flowers by Rhonda; Tuckerton Marine; Concorde Limousine; Dave’s Sewer & Septic; The New Jersey Firemen's Museum; All American Fence; R&R Builders; and Little Egg Harbor Education Foundation.


J.D., University of Baltimore, 2000
M.A., Lehigh University, 1998

B.A., Moravian College, 1996


New Jersey



United States District Court, District of Columbia 

United States District Court, District of New Jersey

United States Circuit Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit 

United States Circuit Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

Supreme Court of the United States 


Wye Oak Tech., Inc. v. Republic of Iraq, 666 F.3d 205 (4th Cir. 2011), cert. denied, 133 S. Ct. 38 (2012)

Wye Oak Tech., Inc. v. Republic of Iraq, 72 F.Supp.3d 356 (D.D.C. 2014) 

Wye Oak Tech., Inc. v. Republic of Iraq, 941 F.Supp.2d 53 (D.D.C. 2013) 

Sabre Intern. Sec. v. Torres Adv. Enter. Solutions, Inc., 857 F.Supp.2d 97 (D.D.C. 2012)

Sabre Intern. Sec. v. Torres Adv. Enter. Solutions, Inc., 820 F.Supp.2d 62 (D.D.C. 2011)

Gonzalez v. Ideal Tile Importing Co., Inc., 184 N.J. 415 (2005) 

Delray Holdings, LLC v. Sofia Design and Dev. at South Brunswick, LLC, 439 N.J. Super. 502 (App. Div. 2015)

Handy v. State, Md. App. 521 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. 2011), cert. denied, 424 Md. 630 (2012) 

Fair v. State, 198 Md. App. 1 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. 2011) 

Sullivan v. Coverings & Installation, Inc., 403 N.J. Super. 86 (App. Div. 2008) 

Stransky v. Monmouth Council of Girl Scouts, Inc., 393 N.J. Super. 599 (App. Div. 2007), certif. denied, 194 N.J. 271 (2008)

SerVaas, Inc. v. Republic of Iraq, 540 Fed. Appx. 38 (2d Cir. Sept. 26, 2013) 

SerVaas, Inc. v. Republic of Iraq, 2011 WL 454501 (2d Cir. Feb. 10, 2011)

Natale Children, LLC v. Crown Bank, 2023 WL 3331594 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. May 10, 2023)

Campana v. Twp. of Long Beach Land Use Board, 2019 WL 3405129 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. July 29, 2019)

McDermott v. School Employees' Health Benefits Com'n, 2016 WL 1048691 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. March 17, 2016)

Zuba v. Zuba, 2015 WL 1636167 (N.J. Sup. Ct. App. Div. April 14, 2015) 

Central Jersey Bank v. Timm's Window Fashions, LLC, 2013 WL 3064443 (N.J. Sup. Ct. App. Div. June 20, 2013) 


Tumolo v. County of Ocean Road Dept., 2013 WL 132505 (N.J. Sup. Ct. App. Div. Jan 11, 2013)

Barry Assoc., LLC v. 300 Allenhurst, LLC, 2011 WL 5864323 (N.J. Sup. Ct. App. Div. Nov. 23, 2011)

Central Jersey Bank, N.A. v. Two Eight One Apple, LLC, 2011 WL 849055 (N.J. Sup. Ct. App. Div. March 14, 2011)

Gov't. Employees Ins. Co. v. Meringolo, 2011 WL 589572 (N.J. Sup. Ct. App. Div. Feb. 22, 2011)

Sauer-Corwin v. Sauer, 2009 WL 1954634 (N.J. Sup. Ct. App. Div. 2009) 

Selective Ins. Co. v. Mauro, 2005 WL 3691162 (N.J. Sup. Ct. App. Div. 2005), certif. denied, 186 N.J. 365 (2006) 

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