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I founded a practice dedicated to resolving disputes that affect what people value the most: their homes, property and hard-earned money. The law exists to ensure that everyone plays by the rules and everyone's interest protected. When disputes arise, my job is to bring them to a positive end as quickly as possible.


I believe that most problems can be solved amicably. Being uncessarily aggressive or contentious often causes more problems than it solves. While my goal is always to resolve a problem quicky and cordially, I follow one principle: When problems can't be solved, my clients are entitled to the full protection of the law and not one penny less.


Some people talk about how stressfull the practice of law can be. They talk about how dealing with attorneys, judges and clients is difficult. I disagree. I enjoy meeting people, hearing their problems, and working my hardest to bring them the best resolution. Each day is a new opportunity to do my best to ensure the law protects everyone. 


The only problems I can't resolve come fom my dog, Zep, the Legal Beagle, (pictured above). His negotiating position is always firm: "Walk me, feed me, don't bother me when I'm sleeping." I'm still teaching him the art of compromise...unsucessfully...




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Practice areas


  1. Landlord & Tenant: 50%
  2. Litigation: 50%
    4 years



Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Marc D. Miceli

    I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure to work with Tom on several matters. Tom is an exceptional and diligent lawyer. He is very devoted to his clients and he fights tirelessly for them. I highly recommend him. Top Notch.


    Marc Miceli Foreclosure Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Tanya L. Freeman

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    Tanya Freeman Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

574 Newark Avenue, Suite 301
Jersey City, NJ, 07306-0034


NYCurrently registered 201207/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Landlord Tenant Top Contributor AwardAvvo2015
Landlord Tenant Client's Choice AwardAvvo2015
Litigation Client's Choice AwardAvvo2015
Land Use Law AwardAmerican Bar Association2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney-OwnerThe Major Law Firm2011 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hudson County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
New York County Lawyers' AssociationMember2012 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Numerous L/T Trials (Eviction)Judgment for Possession (and corresponding lockout), Dismissal or Settlement.
Charalaivan v. Olivieri, HUD-LT-16132-14Represented Landlord- Judgement for Possession, Execution of Warrant of Removal (Eviction)
Via Vico LLC v. Sanka, HUD-LT-6286-15Represented Tenant- Landlord's case dismissed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Legal BlogNY/NJ Consumer Law BlogN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Vincent J. Apruzzese Mock Trial CompetitionMock Trial Judge2016
Vincent J. Apruzzese Mock Trial CompetitionMock Trial Judge2015