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Timothy E. Corriston

Managing Partner


Timothy Corriston combines a strategic outlook with efficient planning to represent insurance carriers, municipalities, Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and individuals in a broad array of environmental and complex commercial matters.

Tim has a strong track record handling CERCA, Spill Act, mass torts, subrogation, product liability, land use and commercial disputes in the state and federal courts. He frequently defends and prosecutes private action claims involving environmental and related property damages. Tim also defends businesses against personal injury claims of liability for exposure to and damages from environmental agents such asbestos, lead and others. His extensive experience includes litigating cases in federal and state courts throughout the United States, as well as representing clients in various alternative dispute resolution forums, including mediations and arbitrations.

In addition to his litigation work, Tim advises businesses as an outside general counsel, providing guidance on land use matters, employment issues, contracts, leases and other day-to-day legal issues that can affect their bottom line.

An active participant in his community, Tim is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Highlands Lacrosse Association and the Co-Chairman of the Fordham University School of Law William Hughes Mulligan Scholarship Fund.

Pro Bono

  • Pro Bono counsel to the Highlands Lacrosse Association


Representative Experience

  • Representation of owners, operators and generators in CERCLA, RCRA, Spill Act and private party environmental cases
  • National counsel to consumer products manufacturer in products liability matters
  • Representation of insurers in subrogation matters
  • Regional counsel for large chemical manufacturer in class action, environmental and products liability suits
  • Counsel for premise owners, contractors, suppliers and manufacturers in asbestos and other toxic tort suits filed in the state and federal courts New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania
  • Representation of developers seeking land use approvals
  • Representation of many mid-to-large businesses in commercial disputes
  • Representation of municipalities in complex litigation


Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Member of the Board of Directors, Fordham Law School Alumni Association
  • President, Fordham Law School Alumni Association, North Jersey Chapter
  • Highlands Lacrosse Association Board of Trustees; Association Pro Bono Counsel
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
    • Member, Cannabis Law Committee
  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • Essex County Bar Association

News & Insights


Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "Legal Issues Associated with UST Leaks," First Environment's UST Claim Demonstration
  • Speaker, “Non-Traditional Exposures and the Changing Landscape of Asbestos Defendant Liability,” HarrisMartin's New Jersey Asbestos Litigation Conference

Blog Posts


Chambers USA (2021, 2022)

  • Environmental Law - New Jersey


  • “Law Influencers” (2022)
  • "lnfluencers Power List" (2022)

Best Lawyers in America (2017-2023)

  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants

New Jersey Super Lawyers (2010-2022)

  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Top 100 (2015, 2018-2021)

Top Rated Lawyers, litigation practice area, New York Law Journal (2014)

New Jersey's Top Rated Lawyers, Inside Jersey magazine (2012)

AV Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

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  • Honorable William C. Meehan, J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County


Pace University School of Law (LL.M., Environmental Law, 1992)

Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 1986)

Hobart College (B.A., Economics, 1983)


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