Thomas O. Mulvihill
Prior to joining Methfessel & Werbel in 2022, Tom Mulvihill was a partner with Pringle Quinn Anzano, P.C. from June 2002 to November 2022. His practice focused on the investigation of fraudulent insurance claims in the automobile/healthcare context. He successfully prosecuted numerous multi-party, complex declaratory judgment actions under the New Jersey Insurance Fraud Prevention Act resulting in recoveries of compensatory and treble damages including a six-month trial in the matter of Allstate New Jersey Ins. Co. v. Lajara. He has argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court and the Appellate Division.
Tom also served as the Editor In Chief of the Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin for American Lawyer Media, Inc. from 2003 to 2013. He edited and drafted articles and case summaries for publication in this nationally circulated newsletter focusing on current developments in all areas of insurance coverage law.
From January 1998 to June 2002, Tom was a partner with Maloney and Katzman, Esqs. He was an associate with the firm from January 1993 to January 1998. There, he was successfully engaged in the litigation of a variety of matters including defense of all aspects of first- and third-party insurance claims including property, automobile, and subrogation and the prosecution of matters under the Insurance Fraud Prevention Act. His practice focused on claims in the automobile, healthcare, and homeowner’s context.
Tom was an associate at Cuyler, Burk & Matthews from 1989 to January 1993. He represented insurance carriers in complex environmental coverage litigations. There, he conducted depositions, argued motions, and prepared matters for trial.
Tom clerked for the Hon. Burrell Ives Humphreys, A.J.S.C. from September 1988 to September 1989
Tom has been instrumental in the development of New Jersey insurance law, as demonstrated by his advocacy in the following published opinions: Allstate New Jersey Ins. Co. v. Lajara, 222 N.J. 129 (2015); Liberty Mutual Insurance Company v. Hyman, 334 N.J. Super. 400 (Law Div. 2000); Liberty Mutual Insurance Company v. Open MRI of Morris & Essex, L.P., 356 N.J. Super. 567 (Law Div. 2003); Fort Lee Surgery Center, Inc. v. Proformance Ins. Co., 2007 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1485 (App. Div. 2007); First Trenton Indemnity Co. v. D’Agostini, 2009 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1893 (App. Div. 2009); and Rivera v. Allstate Ins. Co., 2011 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1127 (App. Div. 2011).