Thomas W. Tobin

Partner at
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

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Tom is an attorney in the New York offices of the Wilson Elser Law Firm. Wilson Elser has 26 regional offices in the United States, with more than 800 attorneys. 


Tom has been successfully litigating complex transportation-related product liability and commercial matters for over 30 years. An engineer as well as a lawyer, Tom routinely consults with international manufacturers and distributors as to product safety and the minimization of product liability exposure. He has lectured extensively on product liability prevention in the United States, Japan, Korea, the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan.


Tom has tried, or been involved in, trials in more than a dozen states, and has defended clients in almost every state. He frequently coordinates clients’ defenses of generic claims and “pattern litigation” around the country. While he is admitted to the New York State Bar, he has been admitted pro hoc vice in Alaska, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington D.C.


For the past ten years, Tom has been extensively involved in counseling clients involved as parties in NTSB investigations of calamities of all sorts, including aviation matters. He is widely published concerning NTSB investigations and has given dozens of related lectures and seminars before transportation providers, manufacturers and component part suppliers. In July of this year, the NTSB included Tom as one of only three outside panelists in its first training seminar for lawyers assisting clients with NTSB investigations (NTSB Investigations: What Legal Professionals Need to Know). 


Tom and his wife live in Rye, New York, one of the northern suburbs of New York City. His three children are all out of the house, beginning careers in Rhode Island, California and Virginia. When Tom is not actively litigating or assisting companies in NTSB investigations, he is frequently off the northeast coast sailing or racing his F&C 44 ketch with family, friends and sometimes clients as well.


Tom can be reached at 914-872-7246 or thomas.tobin@wilsonelser.com.

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