MARC SHORTINO was admitted to the New Jersey and U.S. District Court, New Jersey 1998; New York bar 1999. He attended Rutgers University (B.A. 1994) and Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D. 1998). He served as Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. Stephen F. Smith, Superior Court of New Jersey, Civil Division, Morris Vicinage, 1998-1999. Mr. Shortino is a New Jersey State Certified Mediator.
Marc has been with gartner + bloom PC since 2001, and has been a partner since 2006. Marc is the managing partner of the firm's New Jersey office, located in Whippany, New Jersey. Marc is in charge of all trials and arbitrations out of New Jersey for both insurance and individual clients, His areas of concentration include casualty defense, construction litigation including construction defect, EIFS, mold and toxic torts, insurance coverage litigation, personal injury and professional liability defense.
With regard to construction defect litigation, Mr. Shortino has represented developers, contractors, and design professionals in both New York and New Jersey, state and federal courts. Marc has been recognized as a New Jersey "Super Lawyer" and recognized by New Jersey Monthly Magazine as an "Outstanding Young Lawyer." Marc has lectured at the West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Conference discussing construction defect issues in the state of New Jersey and the northeast.
Marc has 15+ years of litigation experience and has successfully garnered numerous trial resolutions on behalf of his clients. Some prominent published decisions of note include Port Imperial Condominium Ass'n v K. Hovnanian Port Imperial Urban Renewal, 419 NJ Super 459 (App. Div. 2011)(successful summary judgment based upon statute of repose); Robertet Flavors, Inc. v. Tri-Form Construction, et al., 203 N.J. 252 (2010)(limitation placed upon plaintiff's expert due to spoliation of evidence). Prior to joining gartner + bloom PC, Marc was a trial lawyer, representing clients in bodily injury, matrimonial and commercial litigation matters.
Mr. Shortino has been practicing law in New York and New Jersey, in state and federal courts, since 1998-99.