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Annette M. Gifford

Annette Gifford

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Annette Gifford joined Thomas & Solomon LLP as an associate in 2007. She represents clients in several areas of employment law, including individual employment disputes as well as collective- and class-action lawsuits. Ms. Gifford is a 2002 cum laude graduate of Cornell Law School, where she was a Managing Editor of the Cornell International Law Journal. While in law school, Ms. Gifford completed internships at the Monroe County Legal Aid Society and the Tompkins County Law Guardian Office, representing victims of domestic violence in a range of circumstances.

Before joining the firm, Ms. Gifford was an associate in the business-litigation department of Nixon Peabody LLP, where she represented both corporate and individual clients in litigation, focusing primarily on government investigations and white-collar defense


  • Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York
    J.D., cum laude, 2002
    Managing Editor, Cornell International Law Journal
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
    B.S., 1999
    Major: Human Ecology

Honors and Awards

  • NY Super Lawyers, 2013–15, 2017–18

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • California

  • Super Lawyers
  • ABA - Defensing Libery Pursuing Liberty
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • NELA - National Employment Lawyers Association
  • MCBA - Monroe County Bar Association

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Thomas & Solomon LLP
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