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Thomas Smith Howard

Thomas Smith Howard

also known as Tom Howard

Practice areas:

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Employment & Labor, Medical Malpractice

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About Me

My passion is for the practice of law. I enjoy trials and arbitrations, and representing clients aggressively and with attention to the client's needs, interests, and wishes.

When I take time off, I like to downhill ski (the steeper, the better), sail, and bicycle.


Languages Spoken: English, Polish, Spanish

Photos and Videos

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1978

  1. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: 45%
    2 years
  2. Employment & Labor: 30%
    2 years
  3. Medical Malpractice: 25%
    2 years



Contingent (30-40%), Free Consultation (45 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Jeffrey M Halkovich

    Tom is one of the most competent, diligent and client focused attorneys I have ever worked with. I highly recommend Tom for any complex litigation or business dispute. Furthermore, I have witnessed first hand his particular expertise in medical malpractice and nursing home abuse cases. I would strongly recommend Tom to anybody in need of these services.


    Jeffrey Halkovich Health Care Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Amie Gartenberg

    I have been Tom Howard's partner for over 20 years. He is a brilliant trial lawyer with a thorough knowledge of the law and of his client's claims and he has an extraordinary abilitiy to make that knowledge accessible to the Court, to a jury and to his clients. He is compassionate and passionate in his work. I highly endorse his work.


    Amie Gartenberg Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Two University Plaza Ste 400
Hackensack, NJ, 07601


NYCurrently registered 197803/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper LawyersN/A
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Certification as a Civil Trial AttorneySupreme Court of the State of New JerseyN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerKirsch Gartenberg Howard LLP1988 - Present
AssociateThacher Proffitt & Wood1978 - 1987
Law ClerkNYS Supreme Court, Appellate Division1977 - 1978

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
New Jersey State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Association for Justice, Nursing Homes Litigation GroupN/AN/A
National Employment Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Meyers v. RCM Technologies$8.2 million verdict for my clients, upheld on appeal
Morganroth v. Norris McLaughlin & MarcusUS Court of Appeals recognized cause of action
Fraser v. Brandywine Senior CareJury verdict for $850,000

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Law Education InstituteNursing Home Negligence and Abuse2006