WSH - Your Local South Jersey Legal Team

Ward, Shindle & Hall is a South Jersey law firm in West Deptford, NJ that is dedicated to providing the highest quality legal services to all of its clients. If you are a current client, we look forward to continuing our relationship into the future. If you are considering retaining our services, we look forward to hearing from you. Feel free to contact us by phone or e-mail and we will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.

Practice Areas

Real Estate"
Real Estate
Civil Litigation"
Estate Planning"
POA & Guardianships"
Business Law"
Business Law
Personal Injury"
Workers Comp"
Land Use"
Land Use
Thomas Ward
Our Attorneys
Thomas H. Ward

Mr. Ward earned his undergraduate degree from LaSalle University and earned a degree of Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School. He is a member of the Gloucester County Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association. He has served in a variety of governmental positions including City Solicitor and Planning Board Solicitor for the City of Woodbury and Township of Greenwich, Solicitor to the New Jersey Firemen’s Home and local fire districts, and special counsel to governmental entities for environmental and civil rights matters. He has served as corporate counsel and special counsel to newspaper publishing companies in Camden, Gloucester and Salem Counties. Mr. Ward has served in civic and professional organizations including Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Community Mental Health Center for Gloucester County, Chairman of the Professionalism in the Law Committee for the Gloucester County Bar Association, Chairman to the Supreme Court District IV Fee Arbitration Committee, and member of the Media Law Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He also serves as corporate counsel to national nursing associations.

John Shindle
Our Attorneys
John H. Shindle

John focuses his practice on commercial litigation, residential and commercial real estate, business law and consulting, trust and estates, and contracts. John is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, a Trustee for the Gloucester County Bar Association, a member of the St. Joseph’s Preparatory School Board of Governors and Young Alumni Leadership Council.

While in law school, John was the President of the Rutgers Business Law Association, Student Director of the Rutgers Domestic Violence Project, and was a 2013 recipient of the Rutgers Domestic Violence Project Award. John was also the inaugural recipient of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Business Law Section, Writing Contest.

M. Brian Hall
Our Attorneys
M. Brian HAll

Brian focuses his practice on real estate, wills and estates, land use and planning, business law, civil litigation, and workers’ compensation. He is a past President of the Gloucester County Bar Association and a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He is admitted practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In addition to a law degree, Brian also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Rutgers University.
Prior to law school, Brian served as a Cryptologic Linguist in the United States Army from 2003-2008 having learned Korean at the Defense Foreign Language Institute in Monterey, California. Following law school and business school, Brian served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Anne McDonnell, J.S.C. in the Chancery Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey in Woodbury.

Peter J. Bonfiglio, IV
Our Attorneys
Peter J. Bonfiglio, IV

Peter focuses on real estate, estate planning and administration, civil litigation, & business and corporate law. Prior to joining the firm, Peter worked as in-house litigation counsel for a large insurance carrier, handling motor vehicle accident cases.

A life-long resident of South Jersey, Peter attended Paul VI High School in Haddon Township and completed his undergraduate study at Rowan University. Peter attended law school at the University of Dayton. During his law school career, he took part in the school’s accelerated 2-year law program and was elected to serve as an officer of the Student Bar Association, as treasurer. After law school, Peter served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Jean S. Chetney, J.S.C., in the Law Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey in Bridgeton and Salem, New Jersey.

Thomas G. Heim
Our Attorneys
Donna L. Skilton, Esq.

Donna focuses her practice on estate administration, estate planning, and real estate. Before joining the firm, Donna worked as an associate attorney handling estate administration, estate planning, and elder care. She also has many years of experience providing both lender and creditor support in all aspects of foreclosure in residential mortgage lawsuits.

As a resident of Gloucester County, she is delighted to practice in her home area. Donna completed her undergraduate degree in Marketing and Operations Management at Drexel University. She attended Widener University Delaware School of Law as an evening student, participated in their Intensive Trial Advocacy Program, and was a member of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic. She is admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Thomas G. Heim
Our Attorneys
Thomas G. Heim
Of Counsel

Tom is a former municipal court Judge, and has practiced law in Gloucester County for many years concentrating on estate planning, estate administration and real estate in the recent past. Tom began his legal career in the US Army as a JAG Officer and went on to receive several accolades during his distinguished career such as the Professional Lawyer of the Year Award from the Gloucester County Bar Association and the Martin F. Caulfield Distinguished Service Award. He is a graduate of Seton Hall Law School.

Brian Hall saved the day when my first home buying experience turned into a lawsuit due to survey issues. Brian prioritized giving my wife and I the best advice and service while minimizing costs to us, something deeply appreciated by a newly wed couple trying to buy a home. Brian always gave sound advice and was persistent, yet fair when dealing with opposing counsel and was professional in all of his actions. Brian won us a settlement that recouped our losses which was hugely important to my wife and I was we bought a new home. I can’t recommend Brian enough. He is a class act, a skilled litigator, and cares deeply for his clients. I hope to never need a real estate attorney again, but if I do, Brian Hall is the only way to go. Thanks, Brian! Go Air Force, Beat Army/Coast Guard!
Thank you to Lori, Brian, & everyone at Ward, Shindle & Hall. Professional, helpful, & thorough. Comfortable & pleased with the whole experience.
Highly recommended - such fabulous service - my attorney was Brian Hall. I felt he handled my case with excellent response, communication and dedicated follow up. I was quite at ease with Brian handling my case, I would not have been able to deal with my case without him. Thank you Brian for fitting me into your busy schedule and thank you WSH Law!!
Brian Hall and his team are the best law firm I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Very communicative during the process and they really care about you in the long run. They fight for what’s right, while having your best interest in mind.
I worked with Brian Hall for the duration of my case. He was knowledgeable, kind, and most importantly for me, very easy to reach whether it be email or phone. He patiently answered all my questions, and handled every aspect of the case for me. He moved quickly and efficiently, getting my case through and done with success. Thank you to Brian and his team!
Brian and his team are phenomenal! They work hard and fast. Very thankful for all of them and for everything they helped me with.I highly recommend!!
This entire office was great to work with.We had work that had to get done and no clue how,but they simplified the whole process and delivered a truly professional product. We are pleased with everything and definitely will return if any legal matters present themselves.
Brian Hall is an exceptional attorney! He was always available and returned calls and emails promptly. He got me everything that I was entitled to! I would recommend this law firm to anyone who is looking for honest and highly skilled attorneys. You can’t go wrong with them!!
We were very pleased with all the staff especially Laurie and Brian. They were patient and professional and answered all our questions. I would highly recommend the firm.
We came to Ward, Shindle & Hall with a case of fraud by a contractor who took our money but did no work. Brian and Pete advised us as to the process involved in getting the contractor into court and actually ended up finding a way to restore our money. They are the best!!!
It was a pleasure dealing with the law offices of WSH!! We worked with Brian Hall and would give him 5 ⭐️. He was professional, knowledgeable, returned e-mails and even phone calls in a timely manner. He made everything come together. Brian was on top of everything and would highly recommend .Thanks Brian !!
My husband and I recently utilized the services of Ward, Shindle & Hall for our Living Will, Power of Attorney and Medical Directives planning. The entire team was extremely professional and responsive. Brian Hall made sure that we understood all of the legalese in the various documents and talked us through our planning process. He was quick to respond to our inquiries and attentive to our wishes, while providing legal guidance where necessary. I would highly recommend this law firm.
Brian was very responsive to our immediate needs to create and execute the POA and Will. Brian, thank you so much for your attention to our family's concerns and needs!!Joe DeMuro
I want to thank Brian Hall and his firm for representing me with my disability case. After 10 years and 3 back surgeries I was unable to return to my job. Brian was recommended to me so I made an appointment with Brian. From the first time I met Brian he made me feel important and that he would do what ever it takes to get me approved. And after meeting him the second time I felt as if we were friends and he was sincerely concerned about me and my families financial situation. Brian helped me fill out my application on line on September 28th and while waiting for a response from disability office he periodically called me to see how I was doing. And on January 24th Brian called me and said I have very good news you have been approved. It only took 5 months for me to be approved and I know for a fact that the reason was that Brian was in my corner fighting for me and I truly believe that. Is the reason it only took 5 months. I highly recommend Brian Hall and his firm.Thank You so much Brian I can finally take a breath and not worry any more about how I’m going to pay my bills.
My experience with Brian and Lori at Ward, Shindle & Hall was very professional. My Husband and myself were looking to have a Will and Power of Attorney completed. Brian and Lori were very attentive to our needs and made sure that we understood what we were signing. I highly recommend using this Law Firm.
Brian Hall is the best. He made the process of putting together wills, power of attorneys, and medical directives painless for my husband and I. I would definitely recommend him to help get your affairs in order.
Brian Hall helped me through a physically, mentally, financially and emotionally difficult year.I was injured at my frequently understaffed and physically demanding job by a resident with severe behavioral problems. I was taking online classes to become a registered behavior tech and had a step by step goal planned out to become a behavior analyst. I was very good at my job, passionate about my career path and helping the community.Workman’s compensation required me to see a negligent doctor, who in my opinion, was more concerned about sending me back to work knowing full well the dangers I would be faced with rather than treating my pain, limited mobility and swelling. I was sent back before I could even balance my weight on my injured knee and mobility was limited, I could not pivot or shuffle myself out of the way when I was faced with a crisis situation and was re-injured by the same resident.Prior to my injury I was physically fit, I enjoyed trying out trial offers at gyms and other fitness centers, hiking, kickboxing, paint ball, archery tag and soccer. And because I never received appropriate treatment; my condition only got worse. Not only was I not able to do the activities I enjoyed but I eventually had to quit my job as I was no long physically capable of performing the demanding tasks that are required to maintain safety when dealing with aggressive behaviors and crisis situations.Brian believed me when I told him the condition I was in. He was responsive to my calls and emails, he empathized with the despair of having so much taken from me. Brian advocated for me and fought for me until I not only got the treatment I deserved but was also compensated for the major inconvenience and life changes these injuries caused.
Brian Hall was a pleasure to work with. He was always responsive to my questions and kept me informed in the progress of my account. Kind, informative, and professional.
Working with Brian Hall was a breeze. The professionalism, courtesy, and timeliness are what come to mind in my experience with this law firm. If you're in need of legal services, give them a call!
We used Ward Shindle & Hall for guardianship for our adult disabled son. Brian Hall made us feel at ease and the process couldn't have gone more smoothly. We would highly recommend him for any legal matters.
Brian Hall was stellar. He was knowledgeable, diligent and honest through the entire process. As a real estate professional myself I would comfortably refer him to any of my own real estate clients. If you need legal assistance this is the guy you want on your side.
Working with Brian Hall made this process effortless. He was thorough and very responsive to any questions I had. He was a pleasure to work with and would highly recommend him!
Our attorney Brian Hall was instrumental in helping us evict a tenant from our property. Brian knew this was a sad & painful situation for us and he was very professional & knowledgeable. He was always available to answer our questions. We would feel very confident in using Brian again if a need arose.
I’m a retired police chief and own a licensed private detective business. I handle investigations for the law firm. They’re ethical, professional and knowledgeable. Brian and John are a pleasure to work with. I recommend their legal services without hesitation!
Excellent Representation. Brian Hall Esq helped us with obtaining a variance for a detached garage. Several variances were needed. Several objections were made but Brian Hall worked out each in our favor and we were able to build the garage we wanted without delays. Highly recommend for any legal needs.
I used Ward, Shindle & Hall to litigate a real estate dispute between an agency and a property owner. Brian Hall was very professional, efficient, caring and prompt with the entire process from the very beginning. He was always quick to respond to my questions and the attorney's fees were reasonable. I would definitely use them again and would highly recommend Ward, Shindle & Hall.
Brian Hall provided excellent service in my opinion including timely communication with both phone calls and emails addressing all my concerns and they were able to end my case with a positive result. I would definitely recommend Brian Hall and his firm.

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