Paul Marino is an experienced litigator who represents individuals and corporate fiduciaries in contested trust, estate, and guardianship matters. He currently serves as the chair of the firm's Probate Litigation practice group. His recent representative trust and estate matters include the defense of a corporate executor against fiduciary duty claims, defense of individual trustees against claims regarding the validity of trust instruments, and the defense of an executor in a will contest.
Paul also defends lawyers and law firms against malpractice and related claims in state and federal courts. Clients have included individual transactional lawyers and litigators, as well as regional and international law firms. Paul also has extensive experience litigating construction, franchise, and securities matters, as well as consumer class actions.
Paul is the chair of Day Pitney's Pro Bono Committee; captain of Day Pitney's pro bono program in which Day Pitney attorneys act as court-appointed attorneys for allegedly incapacitated persons in guardianship proceedings in New Jersey; and also participated extensively in the Bet Tzedek Project, which assists Holocaust Survivors with applications for reparations from the German Government. He is the recipient of the New Jersey State Bar Association's Pro Bono Award for 2013. Paul also is the firm's New Jersey representative on the Tri-State Diversity Council.
with High Honors2002Order of the Coif
magna cum laude1997
Recipient, SCARC Guardianship Services, Inc. Professional of the Year, 2015
Recognized as an Empire State Counsel by the New York State Bar Association for pro bono commitment, 2014
Recipient of the New Jersey State Bar Association's Pro Bono Award for 2013
Recipient of a Day Pitney Coleman Award for his commitment to pro bono and public service, 2013