Thomas D. Robertson

Managing Partner

Mr. Robertson focuses his practice in the areas of product liability and personal injury litigation. He has also tried to verdict matters involving employment discrimination, wrongful termination, real estate and commercial disputes, civil rights violations, wrongful death actions, breach of contract and breach of warranty claims.

Prior to founding Tanenbaum Keale LLP, Mr. Robertson was a partner with Sedgwick LLP and the Managing Partner of the firm’s Newark, NJ office. He was previously a partner with McCarter & English LLP.
Mr. Robertson is admitted to practice law in New Jersey.

Mr. Robertson has tried numerous cases to verdict as lead counsel in multiple states. Although he typically defends large corporate clients as national and regional counsel, he has also tried cases on behalf of individual plaintiffs with numerous verdict and settlement awards in excess of one million dollars. In addition to his trial practice, Mr. Robertson also handles ADA litigation and counseling.


Mr. Robertson is a Certified Trial Attorney, having received this designation from the New Jersey Supreme Court in 1997, with regular recertification since that date. He is also designated as a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

He is a former Trustee and past President of the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey (TANJ) and a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Supreme Court Historical Society and the New Jersey and Essex County Bar Associations.

Mr. Robertson has been awarded an “AV” rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Attorney Rating Service, and has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2013-2017 editions of the Best Lawyers in America guide in the fields of mass tort litigation/class actions and product liability litigation. He is also recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyer.

  • J.D. (1990) Villanova University School of Law
  • B.A. (1986) Middlebury College