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Timothy E. Corriston

Managing Partner

Overview

Timothy Corriston serves as Managing Partner and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. An accomplished environmental attorney with extensive experience handling CERCLA, RCRA, Spill Act, mass tort, subrogation, product liability, land use and commercial disputes, he appears in state and federal courts nationwide, various ADR forums, and before regulatory agencies.

Representing plaintiffs and defendants, Tim often handles private action claims involving environmental and related property damages. He also defends businesses against personal injury claims of liability for exposure to and damages from environmental agents such as asbestos, lead, talc and others. Current work includes serving as national counsel to a consumer products manufacturer in product liability matters and as regional counsel to a multinational chemical manufacturer in class action, environmental and product liability suits.

Tim 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. He also advises businesses as outside general counsel, providing guidance on land use and employment matters, contracts, leases, and other day-to-day legal issues that can affect their bottom lines.

Among his many activities, Tim is a member of the Board of Directors of the Fordham Law School Alumni Association and Co-Chairman of the Fordham University School of Law William Hughes Mulligan Scholarship Fund.

Experience

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

Activities

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

News

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "Legal Issues Associated with UST Leaks," First Environment's UST Claim Demonstration
    06.2019
  • Speaker, “Non-Traditional Exposures and the Changing Landscape of Asbestos Defendant Liability,” HarrisMartin's New Jersey Asbestos Litigation Conference
    02.2015

Blog Posts

Honors

Chambers USA (2021, 2022)

  • Environmental Law - New Jersey

ROI-NJ

  • “Law Influencers” (2022)
  • "lnfluencers Power List" (2022, 2023)

Best Lawyers in America (2017-2023)

  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants

New Jersey Super Lawyers (2010-2023)

  • 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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Clerkships

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

Education

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

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

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

Admissions

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