Thomas V. Hildner, Of Counsel

Thomas V. Hildner

Of Counsel

3 Becker Farm Road
Suite 105
Roseland, NJ 07068
Tel: 973-736-4600 x232
Direct Dial: 973-243-7965
Fax: 973-325-7467

Tom Hildner attended the University of Notre Dame, graduating cum laude, and received his law degree from the University of Virginia where he held a law school scholarship.

Tom is admitted to the bars of New Jersey, Virginia, and the U.S. District Courts of New Jersey and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He has more than 45 years of litigation experience in state and federal courts in New Jersey, New York and other states in the areas of significant personal injuries, motor vehicle accidents, product liability, personal and commercial insurance coverage, commercial property insurance subrogation (fires, explosions, collapses, and other catastrophic losses), complex commercial litigation, professional malpractice and consumer fraud. He also has very extensive trial and appellate experience in family law matters representing doctors, lawyers, accountants and other professionals and their spouses. He has a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review rating of AV Preeminent* for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability.  Tom has served as an adjunct professor of law at Seton Hall University Law School and has lectured at Rutgers University and The Seton Hall Law School. He is a mediator for family law and other civil litigation matters, a member of the Marie Garibaldi ADR Inn of Court, and has been appointed in numerous cases as an Arbitrator by the U.S. District Court of New Jersey. In 2013 he was appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to the District VB Fee Arbitration Committee and serves as a Panel Chairperson. Tom has been awarded a Certificate in Conflict and Dispute Resolution by New York University.

Tom resides in Short Hills, New Jersey where he has been very active in community affairs. He is past president and current director of the Short Hills Association, and has previously served as the president of the Deerfield Civic Association, Millburn-Short Hills Scholastic Boosters, and as a coach of the Millburn High School Mock Trial Team. Tom is also a Trustee of Partners for Women and Justice, an organization dedicated to making positive change in the lives of low income and abused women.

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  • 45 years of litigation experience in state and federal courts in New Jersey, New York, and other states
  • More than 60 trials to verdict or judgment
  • Practice areas include commercial litigation, all areas of family law (including appellate practice), personal injury, product liability, commercial property and liability insurance coverage (insurers and policyholders), commercial property subrogation (fires, explosions, collapses, and other catastrophic losses), construction defects, consumer fraud and fidelity claims
  • Recovered in excess of $50 million for clients in settlements and verdicts in motor vehicle, premises liability, product liability, medical malpractice, and other tort cases.
  • Arbitrator and Panel Chair District VB Fee Arbitration Committee
  • Former arbitrator, United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent for ethical standards and legal ability

American Bar Association
New Jersey Bar Association
American Association for Justice
Essex County Bar Association
Association of the Bar of the City of New York

  • ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Annual Spring Conference, April 2015 – How Moral Psychology Helps Mediators Understand the Disputants – with Prof. Jonathan M. Hyman, Rutgers Law School
  • New Jersey Civil War Roundtable, Annual Civil War Legal Presentation – The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, November 2015
  • “Arbitration – Take Charge by Understanding and Designing the Process” NJ Lawyer Magazine, January 2011
  • Lectures on product liability law, Rutgers University and Seton Hall University
  • Conducted industry and client seminars on New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act
  • “Representing the Emotionally Distressed Client,” Tips from the Trenches, ABA Section of Litigation, April 2001
  • “New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act: A Powerful Weapon for Consumers and a Need to Know for Business Owners,” Hillsborough Beacon, Manville News, July 1998

State of New Jersey

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

U.S. District Court, Southern District of NY

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of NY Commonwealth of Virginia


University of Virginia School of Law, LL.B

University of Notre Dame, A.B.