Mr. Puff was born and raised in the City of Woodbury, New Jersey. After attending Woodbury High School and graduating from the Hill School, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, Mr. Puff attended Bucknell University. In 1975, Mr. Puff graduated from Bucknell with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.
After graduation from Bucknell, Mr. Puff attended the College of William and Mary Marshall-Wythe Law School, which is the oldest law school in the United States. Upon graduation from law school in 1978, Mr. Puff returned to his roots and began practicing in the City of Woodbury. Mr. Puff served as the Municipal Court Prosecutor for the City of Woodbury for seven years and zoning board solicitor for Logan Township for four years.
Mr. Puff opened Puff & Associates (now, Puff & Cockerill LLC) at 122 Delaware Street, Woodbury, New Jersey. Currently, Mr. Puff’s personal practice is concentrated in Estate Planning, Estate Litigation, Wills and Trusts, Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, and Real Estate law.
Puff & Cockerill has been a longstanding and involved member of the Woodbury and Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce. Currently, Mr. Puff serves as the attorney for the Greater Woodbury Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Puff is also a member of the Gloucester County Bar Association and Camden County Bar Association, and he is Chairman of the Gloucester County Real Estate Committee and Gloucester County Probate Committee.
Outside of his practice, Mr. Puff is active in his community affairs and his church, where he serves as the Finance Chairman. Mr. Puff continues to maintain close ties with his alma mater, Bucknell University.