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Thomas D. Forrester Jr.



Thomas D. Forrester Jr. has a broad range of experience in the areas of environmental law, commercial litigation, construction, trade secret litigation and professional liability.

As part of his environmental practice, Tom advises on environmental litigation and enforcement matters, including site remediation and product liability claims. His experience includes representing potentially responsible parties at CERCLA/Superfund sites.

Tom’s professional liability practice is focused on the representation of attorneys, architects, engineers and other professionals in professional malpractice litigation. His experience includes representing regional, national and international professional firms in significant litigation matters.

Prior to joining Connell Foley, Tom served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jamie S. Perri, J.S.C., who manages the environmental cases in Monmouth County Superior Court.


Professional and Community Affiliations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
    • Commercial Litigation Committee
      • Pretrial Practice & Procedure Substantive Law Group Subcommittee
    • Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Committee
      • Environmental Law Subcommittee
  • American Bar Association
    • YLD Environmental, Energy & Resources Law Committee Vice-Chair
    • Awards/Subgrants Associate Judge
  • New York State Bar Association
  • The Brennan-Vanderbilt American Inn of Court
    • Barrister
  • Morris County Chamber of Commerce 
    • Young Professionals Forum
  • Rebuilding Together - Jersey City
    • Board Member

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Blog Posts


Best Lawyers in America (2021-2023)

  • Ones to Watch - Commercial Litigation
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  • Honorable Jamie S. Perri, J.S.C., Monmouth County Superior Court


Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., 2012)

Boston College (B.A., Economics and Political Science, 2009)


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