Thomas J. Manzo


Thomas J. Manzo is a Partner with Szaferman Lakind, concentrating his civil trial practice in a variety of complex personal injury matters ranging from automobile and slip and fall accidents, to victims of crime, abuse and neglect and products liability. Prior to joining the firm, Tom served as law clerk to the Honorable Clarkson S. Fisher, New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division.

An active member in the New Jersey State Bar Association, Tom enjoys positions on the Executive Committee of the Civil Trial Bar Section, the Legislative Committee and on the Meeting Arrangements and Programs Committee.  He is also a Trustee on the Board for the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, the charitable arm to the NJSBA. Through the NJSBA, he has lectured to fellow lawyers on topics including ethical practice and trial strategy.

Tom received his Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2008. During his last year of law school, Tom was employed by Seton Hall University as an instructor of first year law students, teaching skills and methods in the context of evidence, constitutional law, property and civil procedure.

Tom received a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from Rutgers University – Rutgers College, where he majored in French Literature and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society.

A member of both the New Jersey and New York bars, Tom currently resides in central New Jersey with his wife and children.

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New York

New Jersey State Bar Association  – Executive Committee for the Civil Trial Bar Section, 2015 – Present, Legislative Committee, 2015 – Present, Meeting Arrangements and Programs Committee
New Jersey State Bar Foundation – Trustee

J.D. – Seton Hall University School of Law, 2008
B.A. – French Literature, Rutgers University, 2005
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa


New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars List issued by Thomson Reuters – Personal Injury: Plaintiff, 2020 – 2022