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Trial hardened, experienced and highly rated New Jersey attorney.We fight hard and win. Free consultations.Successful litigator with top peer reviews. Free consultations. (201) 488-4644.Experienced N.J. Nursing Home lawyer. Deep knowledge of local laws and courts. Free consultations.Experienced NJ probate attorney, Skilled at handling will contests, accountings, probate.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2017|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Certification as a Civil Trial Attorney||Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey||2002|
|Partner||Gartenberg Howard LLP||1988 - Present|
|Associate||Thacher Proffitt & Wood||1978 - 1987|
|Law Clerk||NYS Supreme Court, Appellate Division||1977 - 1978|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Employment Lawyers Association||N/A||2006 - Present|
|New Jersey Association for Justice||N/A||2000 - Present|
|New Jersey State Bar Association||N/A||1978 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||N/A||2006 - 2016|
|American Association for Justice, Nursing Homes Litigation Group||N/A||2000 - 2016|
|Cass v. Soto||Verdict: $1,000,000|
|Magill v. Eastern Pines Convalescent Center||$1.1 milliion verdict for plaintiffs|
|Goldschmidt v. Bodek||Verdict for the elderly parents.|
|See all legal cases|
|Lawline||Will Contests in New Jersey||2016|
|New York University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|Law Education Institute||Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse||2006|
Posted by Frank
Mr Howard handled my legal dispute with an assisted living facility where my sister incurred serious and permanent injury due to the negligent care she received, and, a rehabilitation center which failed to rehabilitate her.
Both facilities tried to enforce a clause in their contracts that would require patients to bring any complaints to an arbitrator. But Mr Howard challenged that and, after a Superior Court judge sided with the facilities, he challenged it in the Appellate Division of Superior Court and a panel of three Appellate Court judges agreed with him and overturned the lower court decision.
That Appellate Court decision has set a precedent for all nursing homes.
Mr Howard and his assistant, Peter Tabisz, worked on this case for almost five years and they were, in the end, able to obtain a very satisfactory settlement for my sister.
Posted by anonymous
I highly recommend Tom and all the lawyers at Gartenberg Howard. After my husband died in a trucking accident, I didn’t know what to do until I spoke with Tom. He filed suit for wrongful death and obtained a seven figure settlement for me and my children.
Throughout the process, Tom and his associates are professional but very caring and concerned for us. He always did what he said he would do and I always felt he was doing his best for us. We are all very grateful for everything he did.
When I recently needed a lawyer to help us, Tom is the only lawyer I considered.
Posted by anonymous
Great lawyer. Knowledgeable. Dedicated to success of client. Gets results.
Frank Araps, Construction and development Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I endorse this lawyer who was an adversary in a complex estate and trust litigation before the Chancery Division of the New Jersey Superior Court. Mr. Howard was effective and thorough in his representation of the Estate who my client was suing.
Francis Kirk, Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Tom is a highly skilled, zealous advocate who is practical and has his client's best interests at heart. I have been happy to refer clients to him and have even consulted him personally about legal matters. Although adept at settlement, Tom is a skilled trial lawyer. I recommend him without hesitation.