Gary R. Matano


Location: New York, New York
Phone: 800-219-2892
Fax: 800-219-2892
Email: Email Me

Gary Matano joined the firm in 2002. He also handles matters in both New York and New Jersey for the firm’s clients. He is a Certified Civil Trial Attorney in New Jersey, with significant experience representing insureds and self-insureds in negligence, product liability, municipal liability, professional liability, and construction litigation cases. He also has expertise in insurance coverage, Workers’ Compensation cases, No-Fault coverage, and subrogation issues. He has tried more than 100 cases to verdict in New Jersey.

Mr. Matano is a former County Prosecutor in Passaic County, New Jersey; has served as a Municipal Prosecutor in the Township of Wayne, New Jersey; and is an Adjunct Professor of Business Law and Paralegal Studies at Passaic County Community College and Morris County Community College. Mr. Matano has served as an elected Trustee of the Wayne Township Board of Education, as a result of which he is well versed in Education Law and school liability issues.

Areas of Practice

  • Motor Vehicle
  • Premises Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Municipal Liability
  • Construction
  • Toxic Torts
  • Subrogation
  • Workers’ Compensation Law

Certified Legal Specialties

Civil Trial Certified, State of New Jersey, 1993

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1977
  • New York, 1990


  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
    J.D. – 1977
    Law Review: Selected Notes Editor, Fordham Urban Law Journal, 1976 – 1977
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, New Jersey
    B.A. magna cum laude – 1974

Published Works

Toward a Constitutional Right to Counsel in Matrimonial Litigation, Vol. 4, Fordham Law Journal, 1977

Representative Clients

  • CNA
  • Amica Mutual Insurance Company
  • Maryland Casualty Company
  • Ohio Casualty Group
  • Motor Club of America
  • Selective Insurance Company
  • Medical-Inter-Insurance Exchange of New Jersey
  • Hanover Insurance Company
  • Prudential Property and Casualty Company
  • City of Paterson

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Borough of Totowa, Municipal Prosecutor, 1981 – Present
  • Passaic County Bar Association, Member
  • National District Attorney’s Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. William J. Marchese, Passaic County Superior Court, Judicial Clerkship, 1977 – 1978
  • Passaic County, Assistant Passaic County Prosecutor, 1978 – 1981
  • Seeber and Bowkley, Dover, New Jersey

Pro Bono Activities

Trustee of The Wayne Township Board of Education