Thomas Curtin is an esteemed attorney and serves as chair of the New Jersey Bar Association Lawyers Advisory Committee, while also sitting on its Board of Trustees for Notre Dame Law School.
He possesses an expansive body of knowledge in various areas, including maritime law and international law. Additionally, he has written extensively on both subjects.
Early Life and Education
Thomas Curtin was born in Pittsfield, MA on November 15, 1899. He attended public schools before enrolling at the Art Students League of New York for art studies. Additionally, he took private lessons with George H. Dennison who would remain his friend throughout his lifetime; Curtin found much inspiration in Vermont landscape paintings for later paintings.
At the start of 1917 Curtin moved to Western Australia where he took up editorship of the Westralian Worker newspaper and expressed his strong opposition to Hughes and his efforts at conscription. Re-elected as Labor representative from Fremantle at a federal election where Labor lost almost all its seats, Curtin spent time as back bencher until finally being picked for Scullin ministry membership.
Tom Curtin has made a name for himself as a successful attorney and currently serves as President of the Morris County Bar Association. Additionally, he holds memberships in both New Jersey State Bar Association and American Bar Association and has been admitted to practice before both United States Supreme Court and District Court of New Jersey.
Tom played an integral part in Hanna Green’s development and she won three Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) 800 meters titles this year before finishing second both indoor and outdoor national championships.
Thomas was also an assistant track and field coach at Virginia Tech where he assisted Vincent Ciattei to win the men’s mile at the NCAA Indoor championships and mentored its inaugural women’s distance medley team.
Achievement and Honors
Tom Curtin is an immensely successful track athlete at Virginia Tech who aspires to be both an All-American and national champion. While he has already accomplished much with the Hokies, his ambition remains strong.
His dedication, service and accomplishment have been recognized by various organizations; LeMoyne College even presented him with their Distinguished Alumni Award as evidence.
In 2018, he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the New Jersey Law Journal. A founding member of Graham Curtin litigation firm three decades ago, he has worked on high-profile cases both locally and nationwide for clients throughout his tenure there as well as serving as Chair for Gibbons Media Law Team.
Tom Curtin was an eminent Binghamton resident, known for his expertise on professional sports statistics. Tom was also an avid reader with an impeccable sense of wit; all who knew him will miss him greatly.
Curtin won Fremantle by only a narrow margin in 1934’s federal election and, when Scullin retired, secured his seat as a federal parliamentarian by one vote over Queenslander Frank Forde – with immediate objectives to restore unity within Labor and sideline any breakaway Lang forces within New South Wales.
Curtin strongly opposed any coalition governments with other parties during World War II, believing his own party to best serve its country by acting as “unfettered protectors of public interest”.
Tom specializes in commercial litigation practice before both federal and state courts, representing clients across numerous areas such as New York Giants Coach Jim Fassel’s defense as well as Tommy Hilfiger’s representation.
He holds memberships with both the Morris County and New Jersey State Bar Associations as well as serving on their Lawyers Advisory Committees for District Court of New Jersey and Autism New Jersey, having previously served as its President.
Tom hails from Montana’s Big Sky State, which provided him with ample opportunities to develop his horse training abilities. While visiting many famous ranches, he gained experience working with some of the top trainers such as Buster Welch and Ray Hunt.