Michael Tomasino, Esq

Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury Attorney Michael Tomasino

Michael is a lifelong resident of Middlesex County who has devoted the entirety of his legal career to the practice of workers’ compensation and personal injury litigation. One-hundred percent of Michael’s practice focuses upon the representation of seriously injured persons. Michael has appeared in every workers’ compensation court in the State of New Jersey; and has substantial experience obtaining favorable settlements on behalf of those deprived by insurance companies.

Michael is licensed to practice before both the state and federal courts of New Jersey as well as the state courts of New York. Prior to joining Garces, Grabler and LeBrocq, Michael spearheaded the New Jersey workers’ compensation department at a nationally-renowned 1,300-attorney firm. While working at that firm, Michael litigated an abundance of accidents where individuals were exposed to occupational hazards or toxic chemicals. Moreover, Michael is well-versed in litigating claims where individuals are injured by tractor trailers or while ridesharing. Furthermore, Michael has handled a wide array of medical malpractice cases involving novel medical procedures and complex injuries.

Additionally, Michael worked as an in-house trial attorney for New Jersey’s largest auto insurer. There, Michael managed a heavy caseload comprised of automobile, motorcycle and pedestrian accidents; and regularly litigated first-party claims arising out of uninsured/underinsured (UM/UIM) motorist coverage. While working in-house, Michael handled all facets of litigation — from intake to opinion. He has tried a slew of jury trials to verdict with an overwhelming success rate for his clients. Michael uses his inside knowledge of how insurance companies negotiate to assure his clients are fairly compensated.

Michael takes great pride in knowing each of his clients personally; and strives to provide each client with the utmost customer service and rapid response times.

Practice Areas:

  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Education:

  • Rutgers School of Law – Newark
  • Kean University

Professional Associations:

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Justice James H. Coleman, Jr. Inn of Court

In-text Publications:

  • Authored: “Recent Developments in the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination;” Presented by Brian J. Chabarek, Esq. at the 48th Annual Convention of the New Jersey Defense Association, June 28, 2014, Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay of Cambridge, Maryland
  • Authored: “The Small Firm Shift;” New Jersey Lawyer Magazine No. 283 — Young Lawyers’ Edition, August 2013
  • Authored: “Police, Equity and Municipal Finance: A Comparison of St. Louis County, MO and New Jersey Traffic Enforcement;” Rutgers Center on Law in Metropolitan Equity, November 2014
  • Authored: “The New City Powers: Recent Innovations in the Exercise of Local Government Authority;” Rutgers Center on Law in Metropolitan Equity, August 2015
  • Contributed to and Edited: “Municipal Court: Practical Skills Series, 2012 Edition, A Guide to New Jersey DUI Law;” Edited by Samuel Louis Sachs, Esq.

Online Publications:

  • Authored: “Clouds of Concern: The Hazy State of Marijuana’s Use as Curative Treatment in New Jersey Workers’ Compensation,” December 2016
  • Authored: “Another Blow to the Intoxication Defense,” December 2016
  • Authored: “Can a New Jersey Employer Fire an Employee Collecting Workers’ Compensation Benefits?,” May 2016
  • Authored: “Dever, Colmyer and the Mess Made of Respondents’ Section 40 Lien Rights in Third-Party Cases,” April 2016
  • Authored: “Employee or Independent Contractor? Determining a Worker’s Status under New Jersey’s Shifting Body of Case Law,” April 2016

Pro Bono and Philanthropy:

  • During law school, Michael performed nearly 700 hours of pro bono work — largely due to his serving as a clinical student-attorney for both the Rutgers Community and Transactional Lawyering Clinic and the Rutgers Child Advocacy Clinic.