Eric E. Tomaszewski
Seton Hall University, J.D.
State of New Jersey
United States District Court - District of New Jersey
Chair, Environmental Law Section, New Jersey State Bar Association, May 2021
Served two terms on the Board of Directors, New Jersey State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section
Legislative Liaison, New Jersey State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section
Chairman, Stephen D. Meluso Scholarship Fund
Appointed to the Executive Committee (Secretary) of the New Jersey State Bar Association – Environmental Law Section in 2018
Recognized as one of the New Jersey Rising Stars® in the area of environmental litigation, as published in New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine, every year from 2011 through 2014
As Chair of our Environmental Practice group, Eric E. Tomaszewski concentrates in all aspects of environmental law including transactional matters, redevelopment projects, site remediation, regulatory compliance counseling, permitting, solid waste and recyclables, wastewater, cost recovery litigation and insurance coverage litigation. His clients include industrial manufacturers, gasoline retailers, real estate developers, municipalities and public entities.
Eric has practiced environmental law in New Jersey since 2005 and has worked on many notable projects involving the redevelopment of contaminated property in many of the largest municipalities in New Jersey. He has also been involved in the defense and trial of several high-profile environmental litigations including claims related to the Passaic River Restoration Initiative undertaken by the U.S. EPA, the trial of a former energy company against $160 million environmental and construction claims related to the development of waterfront property in Miami. Eric has extensive experience in due diligence and site remediation, including advising clients on compliance with the New Jersey Site Remediation Reform Act and NJDEP regulations. Most recently Eric successfully negotiated a pre-trial, nuisance-value settlement of a lawsuit challenging the professional judgment of a New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professional engaged in the remediation and redevelopment of a former chemical production facility.
In addition to environmental law, Eric previously served as General Counsel of a large New Jersey municipal public entity where he counseled the CEO and Board of Commissioners on the regulatory requirements for the collection and disposal of solid waste, the marketing and disposition of recyclables, and matters involving the New Jersey Local Public Contracts Law and Uniform Shared Services Law.
Eric is the immediate past-Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section, having previously served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for nine years. He was recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyer for 2021 and 2022 in the area of environmental law, as published in New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine, having previously been named a New Jersey Rising Star for five consecutive years.
Eric is a co-author of the “New Jersey Environmental Law Handbook” (2014 and 2019) and frequently speaks on a variety of environmental law topics as part the New Jersey Bar Association’s continuing legal education program.
After graduating law school, Eric served as law clerk to the Honorable Harriet Derman, P.J.Cv. (Ret.), New Jersey Superior Court, Somerset County.