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Thomas S. Howard, Partner

Attorney Tom HowardTom is one of the founding partners of the firm. He is recognized as a pre-eminent lawyer with over 30 years experience in the practice of nursing home and civil litigation. Many lawyers regularly refer challenging cases to him in recognition of his ability and skill.

Tom has an enviable record of outstanding successes in New Jersey nursing home neglect and abuse cases. Although he concentrates in nursing home cases, he also has extensive experience in handling malpractice cases. He represents clients in jury trials as well as mediations and arbitrations. At all times, he aggressively pursues his clients’ goals, always mindful of the client’s interests and needs.   His consistent purpose is to help our clients obtain justice and appropriate compensation for their losses.

He is rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, has been selected as a “Super Lawyer” by his peers, and is certified as a Civil Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. He is a proud member of the American Association for Justice and its New Jersey affiliate and is a long standing member of the AAJ’s Nursing Home Litigation Group.

Tom grew up in New Jersey and upstate New York. He received his law degree from New York University Law School where he was an editor of one of the law reviews. He received his B.A. from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, majoring in Philosophy, where he was a winner of the Sutherland Prize. He is admitted to practice in the State and Federal Courts of New Jersey and New York, as well as the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits and the Supreme Court of the United States.


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Testimonials From clients:

“Tom is a professional, results-oriented attorney who is personable and easy to work with. Words cannot properly express my gratitude for Tom Howard and his legal expertise that absolutely is the reason my company is now prospering. Not only was he an expert in litigation, he was a pleasure to watch as he commandeered the court, the case, and the outcome.

Tom Howard is simply the best at what he does.”

“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.”

Testimonials from other lawyers:

“Tom has skill in framing the issues and mastery in presenting his case with maximum effectiveness to the judge and the jury. His keen intellect is manifest as his knowledge of the law. Perhaps most important he carries all of his talent and accomplishments with grace and humility.

He is a top-shelf litigator. Smart, committed and hard working.”

“Tom is a diligent and persistent litigator, who’s effectiveness and success in the courtroom, and expertise in both substantive law and procedure is supplemented by his negotiating skills, keen insight and sound judgment in all phases of a dispute or case. His intelligence, analytic ability, commitment, and integrity are invaluable in achieving positive results for his clients.

Tom is highly intelligent, analytical and has solid judgment.”

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