Neutral Bio: Hon. Thomas P. Gorton

Hon. Thomas P. Gorton

A 1980 graduate of St. John’s Law School where he was awarded the Corpus Juris Secundum Award for Significant Legal Scholarship, Tom Gorton has more than 35 years of experience as a litigator.  During that time, he has tried untold cases throughout the metropolitan area as both a plaintiff and defendant and has appeared on numerous occasions arguing appeals in both the First and Second Departments.  Because of his varied experience, Tom is equally comfortable handing a complex labor law case with issues of sole proximate cause and indemnification, as he is an automobile intersection accident with issues of negligence and threshold, or a slip and fall with issues of notice and duty.

A member of CLM, as well as The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Tom regularly lectures at DANY as well as various Bar Associations and Claims Conferences.  He believes the keys to effective ADR are a knowledge of one’s file, a realistic understanding of the value of the injuries claimed and an open-minded willingness to discuss the practical, legal and evidentiary issues involved in the litigation.

Tom resides with his wife and son in Long Beach NY where he is active in the community coaching Baseball and Basketball.  He also enjoys an occasional round of golf whenever possible.

EXPERTISE

  • Personal Injury
  • Labor Law
  • Premises Liability
  • Automobile
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability
  • Wrongful Death

LOCATION

NY Metro

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

Partner – Gorton & Gorton LLP

Partner – Conway Farrell Curtin & Kelly, PC

EDUCATION

St. John’s Law School (1980)

Moot Court Board Member

Executive Director – Criminal Law Institute

Corpus Juris Secundum Award for Significant Legal Scholarship

Manhattan College (1977)

Varsity Baseball Team (1973 – 1977)

ADMISSIONS

New York State

MEMBERSHIPS

State of New York (1981)

United States District Court for Southern District of New York (1981)

United States District Court for Eastern District of New York (1981)

HONORS & AWARDS

New York State Bar Association

American Bar Association

Nassau County Bar Association

CLM

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum