Thomas J. Giblin


Thomas J. Giblin has maintained a practice focus on legal advice and representation of individuals and organizations confronted with complex legal needs.

Mr. Giblin has extensive experience in complex litigation and has litigated some of the most intellectually challenging legal issues which have confronted the courts. He has been trial counsel in cases ranging from being lead counsel for the Plaintiffs in a multiple death disaster case to Plaintiffs counsel in a Four Thousand (4,000) member class action regarding Post-Retirement Health Insurance. He was counsel in one of the first cases in New Jersey involving the equitable distribution of lottery winnings. He was trial counsel in one of the largest labor racketeering cases ever to go to trial in the United States.  Notably, Mr. Giblin was the successful trial counsel in a challenge to an award of a public bid contract for reportedly one of the largest senior citizen feeding contracts in the State of New Jersey.

Mr. Giblin has also received numerous appointments from the New Jersey Superior Court as a Special Master, Discovery Master, and Receiver in commercial litigation.

Additionally, Mr. Giblin has acted as trial counsel or directed the legal strategy in many other noteworthy labor related cases. He has also served as an alternate commission member of the Office of Collective Bargaining of the City of New York where he endorsed and executed over one hundred decisions involving important issues confronting the City of New York. He also has extensive experience in representing employee benefit funds. Mr. Giblin is also a skillful negotiator who has engaged in Collective Bargaining involving the New York Sign Industry, Automobile Industry, Sheet Metal Industry, Shipping Industry, Maritime Industry, Food Service Industry, and other forums.

The range of Mr. Giblin's practice is further directed at the financial advice and transactional needs of individuals and corporations. He has also advised many profit and non-profit corporations and organizations on formation, organizational and governance matters.  Mr. Giblin has extensive experience regarding claims against religious organizations. Recently, Mr. Giblin developed a business module focusing on sustainable tourism in Europe.

As can be seen from his Curriculum Vitae, there is a predominant belief in consistent expansion of his educational qualifications. This continual updating and enhancement of educational qualifications is in addition to the continuing legal education requirements of the Bars of which he is a member. Mr. Giblin is also the editor of the Torture Chapter in a Treatise on Human Rights being written by Professor Winston Nagan and Professor Robert Munro. He is also on the Editorial Board of the Treatise "Money Laundering, Asset Forfeiture and Recovery and Compliance - A Global Guide" by William H. Byrnes and Robert J. Munro (Matthew Bender 2011).

Bar Admission

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit

United States Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit

United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

United States Court of Claims

United States District Court, W.D.N.Y.

United States District Court, S.D.N.Y.

United States District Court, N.D.N.Y.

United States District Court, E.D.N.Y.

United States District Court, D.N.J.

New York

New Jersey

District of Columbia

Education

Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Doctor of Juridical Science (JSD) Fellow

New York University

School of Law, Master of Laws (Labor Law)

St. Thomas University

School of Law, Master of Laws (International Taxation)

Seton Hall University

School of Law, Juris Doctor

The Walter H. & Dorothy B. Diamond Graduate International Tax Program

Certificate in Trust and Estate Planning/Company Secretarial and Administration

The Walter H. & Dorothy B. Diamond Graduate International Tax Program

Certificate in Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance

Cornell University

Certificate in Financial Management *

Kansas State University

Institute of Personal Financial Planning, Certificate in Personal Financial Planning *

St. Peter's College

Bachelor of Science*

* non-legal studies

Professional Activities

Labor Liaison for the Honorable Frank Lautenberg (deceased), Senior United States Senator for the State of New Jersey (1986-1989)

Appointed by successive Mayors of the City of New York as an Alternate Commission Member of the Office of Collective Bargaining of the City of New York (1990-2000)

Past-Panelist New Jersey Superior Court Civil Settlement Conference Program

Certified Arbitrator United States District Court, District of New Jersey

Professional Associations and Memberships

Member of the New Jersey Bar Association

Member of the Federal Bar Association

Member of the District of Columbia Bar Association

Member of the American Bar Association

Member of the Bergen County Bar Association

Community Activities

Founder, Secretary and Trustee of Res Corporales, Inc., a non-profit corporation which raises, invests and manages funds for the Diocese of Gbarnga in Africa

Founder, Secretary and Trustee of Regale Episcoporum, Inc., a non-profit corporation which raises, invests and manages funds for the Diocese of Cape Palmas in Africa

Member of the Advisory Committee on Catholic Studies at Seton Hall University

Founding President of Rebuilding Together* Bergen County, Inc., a non-profit corporation which rehabilitates the homes of low income homeowners, especially the elderly and handicapped

Member of National Board of Directors of Rebuilding Together with Christmas in April, Washington D.C. (2002-05)

Recipient of the Bergen County Bar Foundation Community Service Award for the year (2000)

Recipient of the Carolyn Morgan Award presented by Rebuilding Together for Outstanding Volunteer of the Year in the United States 2000

VolunteerCenter Service Award as a finalist for Individual Adult Volunteer Year 2000

Certificate of Commendation from County of Bergen dated April 13, 2000

Recipient of New Jersey General Assembly Resolution honoring Volunteer Activities 2000

NeighborhoodHeroTown News dated May 3, 2000

Recipient of New Jersey General Assembly Citation 2004

Recipient of Volunteer Award - Rebuilding Together Bergen County 2013

Pro Bono Counsel - Rebuilding Together Bergen County 1998-Current

Pro Bono Counsel - 9/11 Family