Mr. Whelan graduated from Rutgers University in 2015. Following his graduation from Rutgers University, he attended Rutgers Law School on a merit scholarship where he focused his studies on civil litigation, commercial litigation, and corporate law. Additionally, Mr. Whelan was a Student Associate of the Community & Transactional Lawyering Clinic. Upon graduation from Rutgers Law School, Mr. Whelan earned a Certificate in Corporate & Business Law.
While in law school, Mr. Whelan was elected as the Senior Notes & Commentaries Editor of the Rutgers University Law Review and authored a note on DUI and Expungement Reform in New Jersey. He was further elected as a third-year representative of the Association of Latin American Law Students and was a legal writing teaching associate for Professor Kelly J. Deere, Esq.
In addition to his academic achievements, Mr. Whelan has volunteered for numerous organizations including the Somerset Hills YMCA, Washington Valley Volunteer Fire Department, Chicago Justice Project, and Morris Stern Bankruptcy project. He further plans on starting a non-profit to raise mental health awareness in his community.
After law school, Mr. Whelan began his legal career clerking for the Honorable Joseph P. Quinn, Presiding Judge of the Chancery Division in Monmouth County. Prior to his clerkship, Mr. Whelan interned for the Honorable Vincent Le Blon, Presiding Judge of the Chancery Division in Middlesex County.