Worker's Compensation Attorney Michael Tomasino, Esq.

In the last five years alone, Mike has recovered in excess of $20,000,000  for his clients in worker’s compensation cases.

Mike is a member of the firm’s management committee and a  lifelong resident of Middlesex County. One hundred percent of Mike’s practice  focuses upon the representation of seriously injured persons. Mike has  appeared in every worker’s compensation court in the State of New Jersey; and  has substantial experience obtaining favorable settlements on behalf of those  deprived by insurance companies. In the last five years alone, Mike has  recovered in excess of $20,000,000 for his clients in worker’s compensation  cases.

Mike approaches each case as if it were to proceed to trial. In  this way he can maximize the recovery for each of his clients. Mike routinely  handles claims arising from specific accidents, occupational exposure, and  exposure to toxic chemicals. Mike – whose father was a card-carrying union  member until the day he died — has become a go-to attorney for members of  both private and public-sector unions.

In addition to worker’s compensation claims, Mike forcefully  litigates a myriad of personal injury claims. In fact, Mike has substantial  experience in automobile, UIM/UM, tractor trailer, ridesharing, medical  malpractice, and product liability cases. To that end, Mike has tried a slew  of jury trials to verdict with an overwhelming success rate for his clients.

Prior to joining Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq, Mike managed the  New Jersey and New York worker’s compensation departments at a nationally  renowned 2,000-attorney firm. Additionally, Mike served as an in-house trial  attorney for New Jersey’s largest auto insurer.

In-text Publications

Authored: “Recent Developments in the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination;” Presented by Brian J. Chabarek, Esq. at the 48th Annual Convention of the New Jersey Defense Association, June 28, 2014, Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay of Cambridge, Maryland

Authored: “The Small Firm Shift;” New Jersey Lawyer Magazine No. 283 — Young Lawyers’ Edition, August 2013

Authored: “Police, Equity and Municipal Finance: A Comparison of St. Louis County, MO and New Jersey Traffic Enforcement;” Rutgers Center on Law in Metropolitan Equity, November 2014

Authored: “The New City Powers: Recent Innovations in the Exercise of Local Government Authority;” Rutgers Center on Law in Metropolitan Equity, August 2015

Contributed to and Edited: “Municipal Court: Practical Skills Series, 2012 Edition, A Guide to New Jersey DUI Law;” Edited by Samuel Louis Sachs, Esq.

Online Publications:

Authored: “Clouds of Concern: The Hazy State of Marijuana’s Use as Curative Treatment in New Jersey Worker’s Compensation,” December 2016

Authored: “Another Blow to the Intoxication Defense,” December 2016

Authored: “Can a New Jersey Employer Fire an Employee Collecting Worker’s Compensation Benefits?,” May 2016

Authored: “Dever, Colmyer and the Mess Made of Respondents’ Section 40 Lien Rights in Third-Party Cases,” April 2016

Authored: “Employee or Independent Contractor? Determining a Worker’s Status under New Jersey’s Shifting Body of Case Law,” April 2016

What Others Say About Michael

My attorney Michael Tomasino and Emi Alvarado are the best! They did a fantastic job in handling my case! I would also like to give a special thanks for the extra hard work Emi Alvarado put into my case! I am very pleased with the outcome! Thank u!
– Maurice Avery

First of all a big thank you for all the help to Michael Tomasino and Maria Arigon. Thanks again for guiding and answering my questions with details. Very ethical, honest and knowledgeable at what they do. I had a good experience with this attorney, outstanding. I recommend 100% this firm.
– maria de la cruz

I must commend both Michael Tomasino and Daniel Spafford as well as their assistant Emme Alvarado. Always very professional and courteous. Our family greatly appreciates all of the hard work they have endured, while having to deal with people at their breaking point. Mr. Garces is also a class act. Don’t hesitate to use this firm.
– Tarra G.

Past Settlement Results

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Amount Recovered

Michael has recovered in excess of
$20,000,000 for her clients in workers’
compensation cases.

Practice Areas

  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice


  • School:  Kean University
    • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: English – Writing Option
    • Year: 2012
    • Latin Honors: Summa Cum Laude
  • School:  Rutgers School of  Law – Newark
    • Degree: Juris Doctor
    • Year: 2015
    • Student-Attorney, Community and  Transactional Clinic
    • Student-Attorney, Child Advocacy  Clinic
    • Rutgers Law Record, Editor and  Staff Writer
    • Center On Law In Metropolitan  Equity, Chief Research Assistant

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

  • New Jersey Bar Admissions
  • New York Bar Admissions
  • United States District Court Bar Admissions for the District of New Jersey
  • ‍New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
    American Bar Association
  • Justice James H. Coleman, Jr. Inn of Court
  • New Jersey Council on Safety & Health (NJCOSH)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Justice James H. Coleman, Jr. Inn of Court

Professional Honors & Awards

  • Designated  a Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers
  • Designated  a Super Lawyer in both Personal Injury Litigation and Worker’s Compensation

Community Activities

  • During law school, Mike performed nearly 700 hours of pro bono  work — largely due to his serving as a clinical student-attorney for both  the Rutgers Community and Transactional Lawyering Clinic and the Rutgers  Child Advocacy Clinic.