Tom Rittweger has extensive trial experience and has successfully defended shipowners, marinas, insurance companies and corporations against a variety of liability claims including, maritime casualty, salvage, personal injury, product liability and insurance coverage disputes. As a marine and nuclear engineer, Mr. Rittweger has built, tested and sailed aboard U.S. Navy submarines.
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York, 1992 J.D.
Hofstra Labor Law Journal, Managing Editor, Notes & Comments 1991 - 1992
United States Merchant Marine Academy, 1986 B.S.
Nuclear Employers No Longer Shielded From Whistleblower State Tort Claims Fallout From English v. General Electric Co, 8 Hofstra Lab. L.J. 493, 1991
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Maritime Law Association of the U.S.
American Bar Association
New York County Lawyers' Association
Past Employment Positions:
General Dynamics, Electric Boat Division, Nuclear Engineer, 1986 - 1989
USNR (Ret.), Lieutenant
U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Third Ass't Engineer steam and motor vessels any HP, 1986