Livingston, NJ
T: 973.863.7628
F: 973.994.3375
Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Corporate Law

Personal Injury Defense

Patrick D. Tobia, Of Counsel

Pat is an experienced litigator who is proficient in handling all phases of litigation from investigation to trial. Pat also has substantial experience in transactional and corporate work. For over 25 years, he has represented a variety of corporate and individual clients in all aspects of complex litigation and transactions. His experience includes representing parties in contracts, land use, real property, collections, workouts, preference claims, fair debt collection, lien law, surety, consumer fraud, insurance defense, construction, easements, restrictive covenants, estate and probate, corporate breakup and dissolution, fraud and misrepresentation, warranty and UCC disputes.

Pat’s litigation and commercial experience allows him to provide sound legal advice and strong representation to his clients, including software companies, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, business owners, accountants, and fiduciaries including executors and trustees. Pat will work with a client to achieve the client’s goals in any legal matters, using not only the law but a common sense and practical approach, always keeping in mind the costs of risks of litigation.

Work Experience

Of Counsel, Morgan Melhuish Abrutyn LLP, 2010-Present

Of Counsel, Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celso & Zitomer, 2007-2010

Partner, Clemente Mueller & Tobia, 1992-2007

Public Defender, Township of Fairfield, 1994-1995

Associate, then Partner, Whipple Ross & Hirsc, 1986-1992

Law Clerk, Honorable John A. Marzulli, Assignment Judge of the New Jersey Superior Court, 1985-1986

Law Clerk, Dwyer Connell & Lisbona, 1983-1985

Bar Admissions

New Jersey

US District Court for the District of New Jersey

US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


JD, Seton Hall University School of Law, 1985

Associate Editor and Member, Seton Hall Legislative Journal, 1984-1985

BA, Rutgers College, Rutgers University, 1982

+/- News
+/- Recognition
+/- Associations
+/- Representative Matters
+/- Publications and Seminars
+/- Representative Decisions