- Email: Michael.Tomasino@lewisbrisbois.com
- Phone: 973.718.3945
- Fax: 973.577.6261
Michael Tomasino is an associate in the Newark office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of both the General Liability and Workers’ Compensation Practices. Upon his graduation from law school, Michael joined a well-renowned workers’ compensation defense firm and vindicated the rights of insurance carriers and self-insured entities. Michael has appeared in every workers’ compensation court in the State of New Jersey; and has substantial experience obtaining Section 20 settlements, arguing motions for medical and temporary disability benefits, and trying cases to conclusion. In addition to handling “traditional claim petitions” Michael is well versed in litigating medical provider applications as well as matters involving the Second Injury Fund.
After learning the ropes of workers’ compensation, 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Authored: "How New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Carriers Are Burdened by the Most Recent Changes to the Medicare Conditional Payments System," April 2016
- Authored: "Illegal Immigrant Injured During the Course and Scope of Employment Receives $5.5 Million Settlement in Superior Court. But How?," April 2016
- Authored: "The Limit to Stacking Injuries to Multiple Body Parts Pursuant to Poswiatowski," March 2016
Pro Bono & 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.
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
- New Jersey State Bar Association
- New York State Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Justice James H. Coleman, Jr. Inn of Court
Rutgers School of Law – Newark