Paul Marino, an experienced litigator and chair of the firm's Probate Litigation practice group, represents individuals and corporate fiduciaries in contested trust, estate and guardianship matters. 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 represents consumer lending institutions and other commercial entities defending against claims by borrowers, including claims arising under the Truth in Lending Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
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 managing partner of the firm’s New Jersey office. He is the former chair of Day Pitney's Pro Bono Committee, the 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, participated extensively in the Bet Tzedek Project, which assists Holocaust Survivors with applications for reparations from the German Government, and is the recipient of the New Jersey State Bar Association's Pro Bono Award for 2013. Paul also is the chair of the Federal Practice and Procedure Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association.
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