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Edward M. Tobin Senior Counsel PRINT FRIENDLY


Edward M. Tobin, Senior Counsel with Hickey Smith LLP, has been practicing law in New York and New Jersey since 1999. Since that time, Edward has worked for several large and small insurance firms defending the interests of both commercial and personal lines insureds.

Edward brings an in-depth knowledge of the insurance defense industry to Hickey Smith clients. His diverse experience defending lawsuits stemming from motor vehicle and premises accidents (including but not limited to professional liability, slip/trip and fall, property damage, subrogation, assault, negligent security, products liability, elevator, dram shop/liquor liability, etc.). This diverse experience also includes significant work on legal matters involving construction related accidents/New York Labor Law.

Edward handles complex legal matters with confidence and efficiency and provides results that consistently exceed clients’ expectations. Having successfully represented many clients in a wide variety of matters from inception through resolution, he has a proven record of achieving excellent results in all types of cases.

Representative Matters

  • Successfully defended multiple large and small property owners and tenants (including supermarkets/delis/bodegas, restaurants, bars/nightclubs, gyms, laundromats, trucking companies, security companies, municipal entities, etc.) from various types of slip and/or trip and fall, property damage, assault, negligent security, elevator, food poisoning and other personal injury lawsuits.
  • Defended multiple personal and commercial drivers in motor vehicle and trucking accident lawsuits resulting in advantageous outcomes for clients
  • Successfully defended property owners, contractors/subcontractors, tenants, and the like in construction related lawsuits (involving New York State Labor Law §200, §240 and §241, contractual and common law indemnification) commenced by injured workers.
  • Successfully defended ophthalmologists and other health care professionals in medical malpractice actions throughout New York and New Jersey.


T/F 646.706.7074


1040 Avenue of the Americas
Suite 9C
New York, NY 10018



JD, Emory University School of Law, 1998

BA, The Johns Hopkins University, 1995

Bar Admissions

New York


Court Admissions

United States District Court for the Southern, Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts of New York

United States District Court, District of New Jersey

Second Circuit Court of Appeals