Logo, Hill, Betts & Nash LLP - Maritime Law | New York, NY

(212) 839-7000 
14 Wall Street, Suite 5H  
New York, NY 10005


Thomas M. Rittweger


Email: trittweger@hillbetts.com 

Tel: (212) 589-7542
(212) 466-0514

Practice Areas:

Liability Claims
Insurance Coverage Disputes
Product Liability
Marine Casualty Claims









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.

Bar Admissions:

New Jersey

New York
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.

Published Works:

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