Thomas J. Spies

Practice Areas

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court , District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit


  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D.; Comments Editor, Seton Hall Law Review
  • Boston University, B.S.
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Tom's practice focuses on a wide range of corporate and complex commercial litigation and includes matters from partnership disputes to fraud cases that cover work with forensic accountants. His distributorship/antitrust practice includes price fixing, monopolization, termination and New Jersey Franchise Practice Act matters. Additionally, Tom handles almost every aspect of employment litigation. He also has extensive experience counselling clients on avoiding a variety of administrative agency infractions as well as litigating such issues.

Prior to joining Brach Eichler, Tom was managing partner at Walder Hayden and was also a partner with McCusker, Anselmi, Rosen & Carvelli, P.C.

Tom is a former chair of the New Jersey Supreme Court's District V-C Fee Arbitration Committee. He has also served as a lecturer for the Essex County Bar Association's Equity Jurisprudence Committee and the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education on trade secrets and restrictive covenant litigation. Since 1996, Tom has been a contract arbitrator for the Essex County Superior Court.


  • Baudouin v. New Jersey Turnpike Authority, NJ: Appellate Div. 2017

  • Princeton Healthcare v. Netsmart, 29 A. 3d 361 - NJ: Appellate Div. 2011

  • Continental Ins. Co. v. Honeywell International, Inc., 967 A. 2d 315 - NJ: Appellate Div. 2009

  • Kerr v. Able Sanitary and Environmental Services, Inc., 684 A. 2d 961 - NJ: Appellate Div. 1996

  • State v. Kobrin Securities, Inc., 544 A. 2d 833 - NJ: Supreme Court 1988

  • State v. Kobrin Securities, Inc., 534 A. 2d 55 - NJ: Appellate Div. 1987

  • MacDonald v. Time, Inc., 554 F. Supp. 1053 - Dist. Court, D. New Jersey 1983


Tom has an AV Preeminent rating of 5 out of 5 for professional excellence, based on recognition by his peers and as published in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.


  • Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Equity Jurisprudence Committee