Tom Mortati joined Martin, Harding and Mazzotti, LLP in 2017 and brought with him 26 years of litigation and trial experience. Tom graduated from Fordham University in 1988 and then attended Albany Law School graduating in 1991 where he served on the Albany Law School Journal of Science and Technology. Tom began his legal career in New York City as an associate with a large multinational firm before moving to the Albany area permanently in 1993. He was a partner in a personal injury defense firm for 20 years handling high exposure cases in the fields of medical malpractice, law enforcement, construction and products liability, among many others, in both state and federal court before joining the MHM team. Tom has tried numerous cases in courts in over 20 counties in New York from Brooklyn to the Canadian border as well as in Connecticut. He was prominently featured on a two hour Dateline NBC special ("The Accused") that aired in 2016 and again in 2017 and he was also featured in an episode of Deadline Crime with Tamron Hall ("Home Alone") that aired in 2017 on Investigation Discovery Channel ("Home Alone") and he was also featured in a two part HBO documentary that aired in 2019 ("Who Killed Garrett Phillips?"), all from his extensive work in a high profile law enforcement/homicide case. Some of Tom's deposition work from that case was also featured in a 20/20 episode on ABC ("Rear Window") that aired in 2016.
Tom is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York, the District of Connecticut, as well as at the United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Eighth Circuits and at the United States Supreme Court. He is a past President of the Capital District Trial Lawyers Association and has lectured for the New York State Bar Association and CDTLA among others over the years. He has been rated AV by his peers through Martindale Hubbell since 2002 and also named in Super Lawyers for medical malpractice several years in a row. Tom is also a member of the NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers and he was also inducted into the National Trial Lawyers Civil Plaintiff top 100 in 2019.