J. Nelson Thomas

J. Nelson Thomas

  • Employment Law
  • Colorado, New York, Pennsylvania
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I am one of the founding partners of Thomas & Solomon LLP. Ihave more than a decade's experience in employment law litigation and counsel. I litigate a range of matters from complex employment class action lawsuits to litigation involving all types of individual workplace disputes, ranging from claims of illegal termination and harassment, to actions to recover unpaid benefits.
I am also a certified Federal Court mediator with WDNY, with over 25 certified hours of training and role-play. Completed at least one observation and two meditations under the supervision of the WDNY program director. Maintains a minimum of 6 hours per year of continuing education and conducts at least 3 meditations per year.
My practice also includes negotiating severance packages, and advising on contractual issues, as well as clients' rights in the workplace.

Practice Area
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
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  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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New York
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2nd Circuit
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3rd Circuit
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6th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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University of Virginia School of Law
J.D. (1993)
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Emory University
B.A. (1990)
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
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Special Service Award
Judges of the United States District Court for the Western District of New York
New York Super Lawyer
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High Ethical Standing
AV Martindale-Hubble
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
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American Association for Justice
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Monroe County Bar Association
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New York State Bar  # 2579159
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Age Discrimination in Employment Law
American Bar Association Treatise
Fair Labor Standards Act
American Bar Association Treatise
Staying on Top of Your Game
American Bar Association
Speaking Engagements
The New FLSA Overtime Regulations, National Business Institutes
Anatomy of a Discrimination Case, Industrial Management Council
How Management Can Prevent Employment Discrimination Claims, Industrial Management Council
Ten Ways to Avoid A Sexual Harassment Lawsuit, Industrial Management Council
The Four-Headed Monster: The FMLA, Workers, Council on Education and Management
A Primer, Federal Civil Practice
How to Handle Wage and Hour Class Action Lawsuits, New York State Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
The Employment Attorneys
The Employment Attorneys Blog
Social Media
Contact & Map
693 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
Telephone: (525) 272-0540
Fax: (585) 272-0574
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