Profile

Thomas practices labor and employment law and has represented school districts, colleges and universities in a variety of employment-related matters.

  • Listed in:
    • The Best Lawyers in America®, Education Law; Employment Law - Management; Immigration Law; Labor Law - Management, 2003-2022 (listed for more than 15 years)
      • Lawyer of the Year - Syracuse, Education Law, 2022
      • Lawyer of the Year - Syracuse, Employment Law - Management, 2020
    • New York Super Lawyers®, Employment and Labor, 2021 (listed for more than 10 years)
    • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent Rated
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section; Labor Committee on Pension, Welfare, and Related Plans
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Order of the Coif

  • Preventing Workplace Bullying and Violence, March 2013
  • Your Employee Said WHAT on Facebook? - Next Steps for Managing Employee Social Media Use, May 2012
  • Untangling the Complex Web of Employee Misclassification Issues, October 2011
  • Addressing Retiree Health and Other Legal Obligations Under GASB 45, NYS Association of Counties, 2007
  • E-Verify and Other Concerns for Campus Employment Attorneys: Immigration in the Land of ICE, NACUA, June 2009
  • What Every Employer Should Know About Immigration Law, 2007
  • Immigration 101: The Basics of Immigration Law, NDNY Federal Bar Association, 2006

  • "The Employment Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in New York," Inside: A Publication of the Corporate Counsel Section of the New York State Bar Association, 2021 | Vol. 39 | No. 2
  • Co-Author, 2019 Chambers USA Regional Employment Guide, New York Chapter
  • “Pension Fund Rescue Plans Pose Employer Predicaments,” Law360, September 7, 2016
  • Quoted in "Union pension fund plans 30 percent cut to retiree benefits," Albany Business Review, August 19, 2016
  • "Employment Law in New York," Syracuse Law Review, 2003, 2004, 2005
  • Contributing Author, Corporate Counseling

  • Adjunct Professor, Syracuse University
  • Board Member, ProLiteracy
  • President, Huntington Family Centers, Inc., 1998-2002