Tom is a skilled and respected trial lawyer and legal expert in serious personal injury, TBI (traumatic brain injury), wrongful death, complex litigation, product liability, professional negligence, and consumer fraud cases. One of the few NJ attorneys recognized and published as an authority on wrongful death law, settlement strategies and damages.
Tom has handled thousands of serious injury and death cases and tried hundreds of cases to jury verdicts or binding arbitration awards.
He is listed as one of “The Best Lawyers in America” in the personal injury category, and “Best Personal Injury Lawyers in New Jersey.” These peer reviewed list of the nation’s and NJ’s best lawyers by specialty area are selected by other lawyers and published nationally and statewide.
Tom Vesper is credited with helping change the legal rights of fire, police and emergency personnel and their families to recover damages in third party cases when they are seriously injured or killed on the job; also he has developed new ethical techniques for establishing money damages.
Member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers; Past President of the New Jersey Association of Trial Lawyers (now NJAJ); Charter member of South Jersey Chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates; Founding member of Trial Lawyers for Public Justice; Sustaining & Stalwart Member of American Association for Justice; Faculty Member of National College of Advocacy; Founding Member, Past President, Past Executive Director of Academy of Catastrophic Injury Attorneys (now ATA); Founding Member and Board of Directors of Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA); Founding Member and Executive Director of The Aletheia Institute, dedicated to “Truth in Advocacy, Full Disclosure in Discovery, and a Fair Measure of Justice.”
Certified as a civil trial attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court and the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Author of 30 books or chapters and more than 200 published articles on damages, wrongful death, trial advocacy, settlement, discovery and trial practice, including, The Trial Notebook, 7th ed. (2013 West Pub. Co.), The Deposition Notebook 6th ed. (2013 West); Uncle Anthony’s Unabridged Analogies, 3nd ed. (2013 West); “Ante-Mortem Damages,” Ch. 20, Medical – Legal Aspects of Pain and Suffering, (2003 Lawyers & Judges Pub. Co., Inc.); “Consortium” Chapter 25, Vol 2, Litigating Tort Cases (2013 West); The Canadian Settlement Notebook (2012 BC Trial Lawyers; 2009 Alberta TLA) “Wrongful Death” Ch, Vol 2,VII, Handbook of Death & Dying, (2004 Sage); All About Auto Cases: Winning Trial Strategies (2004 Vermont Trial Lawyers Association); The Ethics Blitz, (2005, New Hampshire TLA)
Teaches and lectures nationally and statewide at trial lawyer conferences, Webinars and Video Workshops including the National College of Trial Advocacy at Harvard and Duke University law schools, the New Jersey Judicial Conference of Judges, AAJ, APITLA, and The Aletheia Institute.
Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of four attorneys in the firm who has tried and settled cases bringing more than one million dollars to the client.
Graduate of Villanova University with a BA cum laude; juris doctorate in law from Rutgers University Law School, writer and member of the Rutgers Camden Law Review. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for 23 years; 27 (b) certification as Trial and Defense Counsel for Courts Martial; retired as CWO4.
Born in Philadelphia, PA., raised in Pennsauken, NJ and a homeowner in Margate, NJ since 1973. Enjoys watching movies, shows, dining, traveling with his family: Mary Alice and their two daughters Maggie and Catie.