Trishka Waterbury Cecil is Of Counsel with the law firm of Mason, Griffin & Pierson, PC in Princeton, New Jersey, where since 1999 she has practiced in the areas of local government and land use law, prerogative writ litigation, and appellate litigation. Ms. Cecil is admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as well as before the federal District Court for the District of New Jersey, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. She earned her juris doctor degree cum laude in 1996 from the Boston University School of Law, after which she clerked for the Honorable Philip S. Carchman.
Cecil is the New Jersey State League of Municipalities’ Deputy General Counsel, Associate Counsel with the New Jersey Planning Officials, a past president of the Institute of Local Government Attorneys, and Assistant Editor of the Local Government Law Review published by the Institute. She is the appointed attorney for Princeton, Clinton Township, Hopewell Borough, Union Township (Hunterdon County), the Cranbury Township Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment, the Plainsboro Township Planning Board, and the Stockton Borough Planning Board, and has served as special counsel for a number of other municipalities. In 2014, she was the recipient of the Institute of Local Government Attorneys’ Fred G. Stickel Award for Excellence in Municipal Law & Service to the Legal Profession. Ms. Cecil lives in Hunterdon County with her husband and seven-year-old twins.