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Patrick J. Solomon

Patrick Solomon

PatrickJ.Solomon

Founding Partner
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Patrick Solomon is a founding partner of Thomas & Solomon LLP. He has practiced solely in employment law, first at a large firm advising employers, and then, since 2001, as partner at Thomas & Solomon LLP representing employees. Currently, he concentrates his practice on national wage and hour, class and collective action litigation. He has represented hundreds of thousands of employees, and recovered back wages resulting in tens of millions of dollars for those clients. Mr. Solomon was selected to be a mediator for the United States District Court for the Western District of New York and regularly mediates federal actions for the court.

Mr. Solomon is an executive committee member of the New York State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law section, and co-chairs the section’s Wage and Hour Committee.

Mr. Solomon played goalie on the Iroquois National Lacrosse Team in the 1990 and 1998 World Lacrosse Championships in Perth, Australia and Baltimore, Maryland. He also played on the twelve-time National Championship Hobart College Lacrosse team earning three National Championships.

Education

  • Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York
    • J.D. – 1995
    • Honors: President of the American Indian Law Students Association, 1994-1995
  • Hobart College, Geneva, New York
    • B.A. – 1992
    • With Honors

Classes/Seminars

  • Faculty, Law Education Institute, Aspen Colorado, “Handling Workplace Investigation of Discrimination”
  • Faculty, Law Education Institute, Aspen Colorado, “Effective Use of Closing Arguments”
  • Speaker, Hobart College Academic Achievement Awards Benjamin Hale Dinner
  • Speaker, Monroe County Bar Center for Education, “Practical Ways to Build Your Practice”
  • Speaker, National Employment Law Association- New York, “Effective Use of ERISA in Disability Litigation”
  • Speaker, New York State Bar Association
  • Speaker, American Bar Association
  • Speaker, Monroe County Bar Association
  • Speaker, ACI
  • Speaker, Law Education Institute
  • Speaker, National Employment Law Association

Honors and Awards

  • Rochester Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 Award, 2005
  • New York Super Lawyers, 2007 – Present
  • The Monroe County Bar Association’s President Award, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • National Employment Law Association
  • Monroe County Bar Association, Judiciary Committee Member
  • American Bar Association, Fair Labor Standards Legislative Committee
  • Compeer, Inc. and Compeer International, Inc., Past Chairman and Former Board Member
  • New York State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law section, Executive Committee Member
  • St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, Enrolled member
  • St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Court, Associate Justice
  • New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section’s Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section, Co chair
  • Iroquois National Lacrosse Team, goalie, World Lacrosse Championships in Perth, Australia and Baltimore, Maryland, 1990 – 1998
  • Former Trustee, Friends of Ganondagan, a N.Y.S. Historic site of a former Iroquois/Seneca village

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Attorney, Volunteer Legal Services Project
  • Iroquois National Lacrosse Team, goalie, World Lacrosse Championships in Perth, Australia and Baltimore, Maryland, 1990 – 1998
  • Former Trustee, Friends of Ganondagan, a N.Y.S. Historic site of a former Iroquois/Seneca village
  • Super Lawyers
  • ABA - Defensing Libery Pursuing Liberty
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • NELA - National Employment Lawyers Association
  • MCBA - Monroe County Bar Association
  • NYSBA

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Thomas & Solomon LLP
693 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607

Phone: 585-272-0540
Toll Free: 877-272-4066
Fax: 585-272-0574
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