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Robert M. Gilmartin, Jr.


Mr. Gilmartin has an extensive background in the defense of litigated matters including but not limited to products liability, asbestos litigation, pharmaceutical litigation, construction litigation, personal injury and premises liability matters.

During the 1998-1999 Court Term, Mr. Gilmartin served in a Judicial Clerkship in the New Jersey State Superior Court for the Honorable Robert E. Hamer, J.S.C. Appointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, Mr. Gilmartin served as an Attorney Member of the District (5A) Ethics Committee from 2012 through 2016.

Mr. Gilmartin is admitted to the state bars of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Additionally, he is admitted to appear before all U.S. District Courts within New York and New Jersey.

Mr. Gilmartin analyzes and strategically coordinates the handling of mass tort cases. A creative thought leader in litigation management, he brings an extensive background to the defense of litigated matters, focusing his practice on the construction and mining equipment industries.

Mr. Gilmartin is experienced in the strategic development of pretrial defenses through deposition practice, creative motion practice and advocating the interests of his clients at mediation and arbitration hearings as well as in court conferences and settlement conferences. He currently manages the defense of an engine manufacturer and distributor faced with numerous claims of toxic exposure. Mr. Gilmartin has served as first and second chair in asbestos trials.

Mr. Gilmartin currently serves on the board of trustees for NGS Foundation, which has supported a number of worthy causes in recent years including a scholarship,, and Community Food Bank of NJ.

Mr. Gilmartin served as a Trustee of the Bergen County Bar Foundation (2017-2021).

Mr. Gilmartin received his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law (1998). A history major, he earned his B.A., magna cum laude, from Wake Forest University (1995). In 1993, Mr. Gilmartin had the privilege of studying in Wake Forest’s study abroad program at Casa Artom, in Venice, Italy.