Thomas J. Patania Associate New Jersey
Phone: 973.623.2700 Fax: 973.623.4496

Thomas handles a wide range of matters throughout New Jersey, focusing his practice on toxic tort and products liability litigation.  Thomas also defends clients facing personal injury suits and claims involving the Federal Employer’s Liability Act.

Prior to joining the firm, Thomas served as the Law Clerk to the Hon. Estela M. De La Cruz, J.S.C., Civil Division, Bergen County, Superior Court of New Jersey.  While clerking for Judge De La Cruz, Thomas successfully mediated numerous cases in the Law Division and Special Civil Part.  He also drafted bench memoranda and edited opinions concerning a wide range of civil matters, as well as managed the Court’s extensive motion calendar.

Thomas received his J.D., cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law, where he was a Junior Associate Editor for the Seton Hall Circuit Review, and his B.A., magna cum laude, in Political Science from Seton Hall University.  During his undergraduate career, Thomas served as Treasurer and Captain of the Seton Hall Mock Trial Team.

Presentations include:

  • "Low Level Exposure to Benzene: What is the Risk?" Updates on Health Science Topics, Princeton, NJ (5/4/23)

Practice Areas


New Jersey, 2018
New York, 2020
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey

Associations and Professional Activities

New Jersey State Bar Association

Honors and Awards

Junior Associate Editor, Volume XIV, Seton Hall Circuit Review


J.D., cum laude, Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey, 2018

B.A., magna cum laude, Seton Hall University, 2015