John R. Pidgeon


John R. Pidgeon heads the firm’s Municipal Law, and Zoning and Planning departments.

Email: jpidgeon@pidgeonlaw.com

Practice Areas

❖ Municipal Law
❖ Zoning and Planning


New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Law School

Seton Hall University, J.D., 1975


University of New Hampshire, B.A., cum laude, 1971


New Jersey State Bar Association; New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys; Mercer County Bar Association

John Pidgeon has more than 40 years of municipal law experience. He currently serves as the Bernardsville Borough Attorney and the Long Hill Township Attorney, as well as attorney for the Rahway Planning Board, the Rahway Zoning Board of Adjustment, the Library of the Chathams, and the Morris County Soil Conservation District. Mr. Pidgeon has extensive experience advising municipalities, drafting ordinances and resolutions, litigating zoning issues and contract disputes in the Superior Court, handling tax appeals before various County Boards of Taxation and the New Jersey Tax Court, and undertaking other actions on behalf of local government entities.

Mr. Pidgeon was graduated from Seton Hall Prep, the University of New Hampshire, and the Seton Hall University School of Law. He is a member of the New Jersey Bar.

Like all the members of the firm Mr. Pidgeon is active in the community. He has served as a member of the West Windsor Plainsboro Board of Education and Chair of the Plainsboro Township Zoning Board of Adjustment. He currently serves as Secretary and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Plainsboro Township Nonprofit Housing Corporation.

Mr. Pidgeon is currently the Board of Adjustment Attorney for the City of Rahway in Union County and previously served as the attorney for the Hightstown Borough Zoning Board of Adjustment for eleven years and as Chairman of the Plainsboro Township Zoning Board of Adjustment.

He has appeared on behalf of applicants before Planning Boards and Zoning Boards of Adjustment throughout Mercer, Middlesex, Morris and Somerset Counties.