A trial lawyer with 35 cases-to-jury verdict, Chris Thomas focuses his practice on the aggressive representation of people, businesses and nonprofits. Major clients include universities, utilities, construction and pharmaceutical companies.
My major focus is on civil litigation in the commercial space, including disputes related to contracts and trade secrets. The defense of tort claims and white collar matters are also a significant part of what I do.
At any given time I am conducting work that spans the entire breadth of litigation, from fact development, to trial, to the defense of verdicts on appeal.
Within the next three years, nearly all large document reviews will be conducted using predictive coding. Clients are demanding this as a way of controlling costs and improving results.
Chris Thomas represents various industries in defense of personal injury and wrongful death litigation:
Chris Thomas conducts investigations and defends criminal matters. Representative matters include:
Chris Thomas provides representation to major players in New York’s Marcellus Shale initiative.
Chris Thomas represents newspapers, television stations, reporters and entertainment personalities against various claims related to free speech, reporting, and access to records. Representative matters include:
For nearly 15 years, Chris Thomas has handled a wide range of construction defect claims:
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
State University of New York at Albany, B.A., magna cum laude (with Departmental Honors in Political Science)
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., (Law Faculty Award, National Association of Public Interest Law Award)
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