Owen T. Weaver is an experienced civil and appellate litigator and municipal attorney.
In his civil litigation practice, Owen has represented individuals, businesses and public entities in complex litigation before administrative tribunals, trial courts and appellate courts. He has extensive experience handling matters involving business torts, civil rights violations, discrimination and retaliation claims, actions challenging governmental actions, consumer fraud claims and class actions.
In his municipal practice, Owen has served as general counsel and special tax counsel to multiple municipalities. Owen cut his teeth and learned the municipal tax appeal trade by first clerking for the Tax Court of New Jersey and then representing municipalities and taxpayers in New Jersey, one of the leading, if not the leading, jurisdictions for ad valorem jurisprudence in the country. Owen has successfully prosecuted and defended tax appeals involving all types of properties, including corporate headquarters, special purpose properties and exempt properties. Owen has also been regularly called upon by both municipalities and taxpayers to assist in valuation issues relating to abatement applications and payment-in-lieu-of-tax agreements. Owen also has extensive experience representing municipalities and their officials, including police departments, in litigation.
Owen is active in community and civic service, particularly modeling leadership and mentoring youth through athletics. Prior to joining Marino, Zabel & Schellenberg, PLLC and moving back to his native Connecticut, Owen supported one of New Jersey’s local youth lacrosse programs by serving as the Vice-President/Boys Director of its Board of Directors and the 8th-grade team’s Head Coach. Before that, Owen served as an Assistant Coach for the program’s affiliated high schools’ varsity teams. Before moving back to Connecticut, Owen also served as the Vice Chairman for Montville Township’s Historic Preservation Review Commission and as an Alternate Voting Member on Montville’s Zoning Board of Adjustment.