Neal A. Thakkar is an experienced defense attorney who practices in the areas of premises liability, construction defect, product liability, general negligence, legal malpractice and insurance coverage. He specializes in appellate practice, and has handled cases before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the Appellate Division of New Jersey’s Superior Court. Additionally, Neal has defended his clients in jury trials throughout southern New Jersey. Prior to joining Sweeney & Sheehan in 2006, Neal served as a law clerk to the Hon. Charles W. Dortch, Jr., in the Civil Division of the New Jersey Superior Court in Camden.
Neal is a past president of the South Jersey Claims Association, and remains active with the organization. He is a Certified Instructor for the Insurance Society of Philadelphia, and has taught classes on numerous topics, including UM/UIM coverage, premises liability, claims against public entities, and automobile negligence.
Lawrence University — B.A. History, 2000
Rutgers University School of Law – Camden — J.D., 2004
Sweeney & Sheehan mourns the loss of its founder, Donald J.P. Sweeney, Esquire, on June 8, 2021. He was a proud graduate of St. Athanasius Catholic School, St. Joseph's Preparatory School, Villanova University and Temple Law School. He practiced law for nearly 40 years, and founded Sweeney & Sheehan in 1971. He was active litigator and he specialized in catastrophic product liability cases. Don supported his children's activities, serving as soccer coach at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church and President of the CYO. He was a lector for nearly 48 years and a member of the choir. He was an active supporter of St. Joseph's Prep and was awarded the Alumnus of the Year Award in 1999 and the Rev. Charles Schnorr, SJ '37 Service Award in 2005. He retired from the practice of law in 2004.
Don is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ann, his children, Shannon, Patrick, Daniel, Gerard and Suzanne, and ten grandchildren.