Thomas C. Martin

Tice Corporate Center
50 Tice Boulevard, Suite 380
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677

Tel: 201-391-3737
Fax: 201-391-9360

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University of Maryland

Seton Hall School of Law

Thomas C. Martin


Thomas C. Martin concentrates his practice primarily in the areas of transportation law, community association law and commercial litigation. He serves as legal counsel to internationally recognized motor carriers, freight brokers and related transportation business entities. Mr. Martin addresses a multitude of issues including defense of cargo loss and damage claims, personal injury, workplace issues, claims management, risk assessment and federal and state compliance. Mr. Martin is in the forefront of this sophisticated and constantly evolving field of transportation law. As a member of the nationally recognized Conference of Freight Counsel, Mr. Martin works with industry insiders to consider and address legal issues facing carriers on a nationwide basis. He has authored numerous articles in the field and has been an active speaker as a member of the Transportation Lawyers Association, the Conference of Freight Counsel and the Transportation Loss Prevention & Security Association. Currently, Mr. Martin is a member of the Freight Claims Committee of the Transportation Lawyers Association.

Mr. Martin is also counsel to a substantial number of community associations and is actively engaged in a wide range of unique and complex areas of litigation and regulatory practice. He has extensive knowledge of all aspects of this increasingly complex field. As a member of the Legislative Action Committee of the New Jersey Community Associations Institute, Mr. Martin works with members of the New Jersey State legislature to help educate and clarify issues on pending legislation. Mr. Martin is on the forefront of this evolving practice area. He worked with others on amicus briefs for the Appellate Division and Supreme Court on the landmark Twin Rivers case – the first in the nation to address the contours of public constitutional free speech within private common interest associations. He has also been quoted as an authority in the field by leading publications, is the author of numerous articles and is a frequent speaker.

Mr. Martin is a graduate of the University of Maryland and Seton Hall School of Law. While attending law school, he volunteered for the Honorable Seymour Margulies, J.S.C., Hudson County and served with the New Jersey Bureau of Securities. As a member of the Seton Hall Legislative Journal, he authored the Note, The Comprehensive Terrorism Prevention Act of 1995. He also served as judicial law clerk for the Honorable Frank M. Donato, J.S.C., Passaic County.

Mr. Martin is admitted to bar of the State of New Jersey, the United States District Court, for the District of New Jersey, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third and Sixth Circuits. Mr. Martin has been granted pro hac vice admission status in several State and Federal Courts throughout the country.

Mr. Martin has litigated across the country. Notable Opinions issued by Courts include, but are not limited to, the following:

Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Ins. Co., Ltd. v. Flash Expedited Services, Inc., 2013 WL 4010312 (S.D. Oh. 2013).

Sompo Japan Ins. Co. v. A. Duie Pyle, 2012 WL 1554647 (D.N.J. 2012);

Gemini Restoration v. Leone, 2012 WL 3140244 (App. Div. 2012);

Holtec v. Preferred Metal v. UPS Freight, 2011 WL 1401664 (D.N.J. 2011);

Hitachi Sumitomo Heavy Indus. Constr. Crane Co., Ltd. v. Midwest Specialized Transportation, In., 2009 WL 2448458 (E.D. Ky. 2009);

Committee for a Better Twin Rivers v. Twin Rivers Homeowners’ Association, 192 N.J. 344 (2007)(amicus brief).

Mr. Martin is also a benefactor of the Seton Hall Law School Alumni/Scholarship Association. He is a member of the Bergen County Bar Association and is a Certified Civil Mediator.

Practice Areas


  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for New Jersey and Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third and Sixth Circuits