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Thomas J. Sateary

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53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, New Jersey 07090

200 Liberty St 27th floor
New York, New York 10281

41 University Dr #400
Newtown, Pennsylvania 18940

Tom Sateary concentrates his practice in general and commercial litigation with an emphasis in automotive law.

His trial and dispute resolution experience encompasses a wide variety of matters, including the defense of automobile distributors and dealers against breach of warranty and “lemon law” actions, as well as contract matters. He also has significant experience in municipal and land use matters.

He has appeared in Federal Court, as well the Superior Court of New Jersey at both the trial and appellate levels, the Tax Court of New Jersey, the Office of Administrative Law and the Department of Personnel and Merit System Board.

Tom serves as Special Tax Counsel for Mendham Township and Spring Lake Borough. He frequently represents applicants before municipal planning boards and zoning boards of adjustment. Tom has served as a member of the District XII (Union County) Fee Arbitration Committee.

Following law school, Tom served a one-year judicial clerkship with the Honorable Herbert S. Alterman, J.S.C. for the Passaic Vicinage of the Superior Court of New Jersey, in Paterson. He is also a former Managing Editor of The Seton Hall Legislative Journal.


Diplomate in New Jersey Local Government Law, Rutgers University, 2004

J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 1989

M.P.A, State University of New York at Albany, 1984

B.A., Syracuse University, 1982

Admissions New Jersey, 1989
United States District Court District of New Jersey, 1989
New York, 2017
Pennsylvania, 2017
United States District Court Southern District of New York, 2020
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

New Jersey State Bar Association

Union County Bar Association

Summit Bar Association

Reported Cases
  • Fedor v. Nissan of North America, Inc. & Ghandi v. Nissan of North America, Inc., 432 N.J. Super. 303 (App. Div. 2013)
  • Township of Jefferson v. Dir., Division of Taxation, 26 N.J. Tax 1 (Tax 2011)
  • Christelles v. Nissan Motor Corp., 305 N.J. Super. 222 (App. Div. 1997)