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Patrick J. Solomon

Patrick Solomon

PatrickJ.Solomon

Founding Partner
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585-272-0540
877-272-4066

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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 a partner at Thomas & Solomon LLP representing employees. Currently, he concentrates his practice on national wage-and-hour and class- and collective-action litigation, whistle-blower litigation involving fraud on the government, and all types of workplace disputes.

His practice also encompasses negotiating severance packages and advising clients on workplace civil rights. 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 U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York and regularly mediates federal actions.

Mr. Solomon is an Associate and Appellate Justice of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Court. He is an executive committee member of the New York State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law section, and he co-chairs the section’s Wage and Hour Committee.

He 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 12-time National Championship Hobart College Lacrosse team, earning three National Championships.

Education

  • Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York
    J.D., 1995
    President of the American Indian Law Students Association, 1994–95
  • Hobart College, Geneva, New York
    B.A., with honors, 1992

Professional Achievements

  • WDNY Certified Federal Court Mediator – 2012–Present
    Over 25 hours certified training
  • Faculty, Law Education Institute
    Yes We Have No Bananas: Tactics and Defenses for Handling ADA Claims
    Handling Workplace Investigation of Discrimination
    Effective Use of Closing Arguments
    Workers’ Compensation, the FMLA and the ADA – How to be Proactive in a Confusing Environment
    What Hath ADAA Wrought? And Gina?
    The ADAA and Gina: Hot Issues
    ADA: Recent Developments on Reasonable Accommodations and the Interactive Process
    ADA & New Developments on Reasonable Accommodation
    Pregnancy Discrimination: Where is the Duty to Accommodate?
    ADA and Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation: How Much is too Long?
    ADA: The Opioid Epidemic – Interactive Process and Accommodating Mental Disabilities in the Workplace
    The Most Commonly Litigated Issues in FMLA Claims and How to Win
  • Speaker, Monroe County Bar Center for Education
    Practical Ways to Build Your Practice
  • Speaker, National Employment Law Association
    Effective Use of ERISA in Disability Litigation
  • Speaker, Hobart College, Academic Achievement Awards, Benjamin Hale Dinner
  • Speaker, New York State Bar Association
  • Speaker, American Bar Association
  • Speaker, American Conference Institute

Honors and Awards

  • Rochester Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 Award, 2005
  • New York Super Lawyers, 2007 – Present
  • 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
  • Judiciary Committee Member, Monroe County Bar Association
  • Fair Labor Standards Legislative Committee Member, American Bar Association
  • Past Chairman and Former Board Member, Compeer, Inc., and Compeer International, Inc.
  • Executive Committee Member, New York State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Enrolled Member, St. Regis Mohawk Tribe
  • Associate and Appellate Justice, St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Court
  • Co-chair, New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section Wage and Hour Committee and past co-chair Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section.

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Attorney, Volunteer Legal Services Project
  • Goalie, Iroquois National Lacrosse Team, World Lacrosse Championships in Perth, Australia, and Baltimore, Maryland, 1990–98
  • Former Trustee, Friends of Ganondagan, a New York State 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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