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Thomas FlinnPractice Profiles

Thomas Flinn
Principal
East Hanover, New Jersey

Phone:
(973) 509-7500
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Graduated from Fordham University and Seton Hall University School of Law. Admitted to New Jersey Bar in 1981 and New York Bar in 1982. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Districts of New Jersey and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. He joined the firm in 1985, and became a partner in 1989. Mr. Flinn is a Certified Civil Trial Attorney specializing in litigation of complex civil matters including business, corporate, contract, construction, professional malpractice, insurance and environmental litigation. He has been named to New Jersey Super Lawyers 2007-20111 and is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell2. Tom Flinn is also a Certified Civil Trial Attorney.

In addition to membership in the New Jersey, New York and American Bar Associations, he is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the New Jersey Defense Association, the American Association for Justice, the New York State Trial Lawyer Association, and Professional Liability Underwriters Association.

Areas of Practice:

Product Liability/Motor Vehicle
Professional Liability: Lawyers
Professional Liability: Accountants
Professional Liability: Brokers/Agents
Professional Liability: Health Care
Business Litigation
Corporate/Shareholder Litigation
Employment Litigation

Litigation Percentage:

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certification/Specialties:

Civil Trial Attorney, N.J. Supreme Court, 1990

Bar Admissions:

New Jersey, 1981
New York, 1982
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1981
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1993
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1994
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1987
U.S. Supreme Court, 1986

Education:

Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
J.D.

Fordham University, Bronx, New York
B.A.
Major: History

Representative Cases:

Fraser v. Borino, 317 N.J. Super. 23 (N.J. App. Div. 1998)
DelCampo v. N.J. JUA, 266 N.J. Super 687 (L.Div. 1993)

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Civil Trial Preparation, ICLE, 1999 - 2000

Cross Examination, ICLE, 2002

Legal Malpractice, ICLE, 2006 - 2007

Super Lawyers http://www.martindale.com NJ Certified Attorney


1Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous multiphase rating process.  Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third-party research.  Each candidate is evaluated on twelve indicators of peer recognition and achievement. See http://www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process.

2WHAT ARE MARTINDALE-HUBBELL PEER REVIEW RATINGS™?
The Martindale-Hubbell® PEER REVIEW RATINGSTM are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada.  The first review to establish a lawyer’s rating usually occurs three years after his/her first admission to the bar.

LexisNexis facilitates secure online Martindale-Hubbell® PEER REVIEW RATINGS™ surveys of lawyers across multiple jurisdictions and geographic locations, in similar areas of practice as the lawyer being rated.  Reviewers are asked to assess their colleagues’ general ethical standards and legal ability in a specific area of practice.  The ratings appear in all formats of the Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory, in the online listings on martindale.com, Lawyers.comSM, on the LexisNexis services, on LN mobile apps.  Your Martindale-Hubbell® PEER REVIEW RATINGS™ can also be displayed on your LinkedIn® Lawyers Ratings Application.

The Rating Explanation
Martindale-Hubbell® PEER REVIEW RATINGS™ reflect a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.  A threshold number of responses is required to achieve a rating.

The General Ethical Standards rating denotes adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities.  Those lawyers who meet the “Very High” criteria of General Ethical Standards can proceed to the next step in the ratings process – Legal Ability.

Legal Ability ratings are based on performance in five key areas, rated on a scale of 1 to 5 (with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest).  These areas are:

  • Legal Knowledge – Lawyer’s familiarity with the laws governing his/her specific area of practice(s)
  • Analytical Capabilities – Lawyer’s creativity in analyzing legal issues and applying technical knowledge
  • Judgment – Lawyer’s demonstration of the salient factors that drive the outcome of a given case or issue
  • Communication Ability – Lawyer’s capability to communicate persuasively and credibly
  • Legal Experience – Lawyer’s degree of experience in his/her specific area of practice(s)

The numeric ratings range may coincide with the appropriate Certification Mark:

  • AV Preeminent (4.5-5.0) – AV Preeminent is a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.
  • BV Distinguished (3.0 – 4.4) – BV Distinguished is an excellent rating for a lawyer with some experience.  A widely respected mark of achievement, it differentiates a lawyer from his or her competition.
  • Rated (1.0 – 2.9) – The Peer Review Rated designation demonstrates that the lawyer has met the very high criteria of General Ethical Standing.

See http://www.martindale.com/products_and_services/peer_review_ratings.aspx

 



The law offices of Garrity, Graham, Murphy, Garofalo & Flinn provide legal services throughout the State of New Jersey including Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Union, Middlesex and Passaic counties. Our attorneys specialize in the areas of Automobile Defense Litigation, Construction Law, Corporate Defense, Employment-Related Practices, Environmental Law, Toxic Tort and Multi-District Litigation, Estates and Trusts, Family Law and Divorce, Healthcare Malpractice, Hospital Professional Liability, Insurance and Reinsurance Coverage and Litigation, Pharmaceutical and Medical Device, Premises and Security Liability, Product Liability, Professional Liability, Real Estate and Transportation Law