Thomas M. Licata, Managing Partner

Thomas M. Licata, Managing Partner

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Mr. Licata is the Managing Partner of Malapero, Prisco, Klauber & Licata LLP. 

Mr. Licata has over two decades of experience in the areas of general and automobile liability defense, workers' compensation, products liability, commercial litigation, insurance coverage, No-fault/PIP and fraud in New York and New Jersey State and Federal Courts. Mr. Licata has lectured at the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Insurance Council of New Jersey, insurance companies and bar associations regarding insurance issues, forum selection issues and conflicts of law. 

Before joining Malapero, Prisco, Klauber & Licata LLP, he was a senior associate at Kelley, Drye & Warren, LLP, where he supervised multi-district federal court litigation across the country involving latex glove, breast implant and dietary supplement litigation. He is a judicial Special Master and judicial complex case mediator. Mr. Licata has been awarded an AV® Preeminent ™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell©. He is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™ and Best’s Directories of Recommended Insurance Attorneys and Adjusters®. In 2013, Mr. Licata was voted “Best Attorney-at-Law 2013” and awarded the Italian Voice Newspapers “Publisher’s Front Page Award.”


Areas of Practice

Insurance Defense, General Liability, Insurance Coverage, Workers' Compensation, Commercial and Real Estate Litigation, Products Liability, Appellate Practice, No-fault/PIP and Insurance Fraud


New York, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts, New Jersey, and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Law School

Seton Hall Law School, JD, 1987, Outstanding Clinical Practitioner Award, 1987


Pace University, BA, 1984, Cum Laude


Bergen County Bar Association, The Society of Fellows of Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society