JACQUELINE M. THOMASPARTNER AND CHAIR OF THE PERSONAL INJURY AND MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LITIGATION GROUPT 585.324.5717F 585.269.3078Ejthomas@lacykatzen.com
Jacqueline is a Partner in Lacy Katzen’s Litigation Group and Chair of the firm’s Personal Injury Litigation Department. A trial attorney for over 25 years, her practice is focused in personal injury civil litigation. This includes medical and hospital malpractice, surgical errors, birth injuries, nursing home negligence and abuse, motor vehicle, trucking and motorcycle accidents, wrongful death, premises liability, construction site accidents and dog bite cases. She is also knowledgeable in the area of insurance coverage litigation and represents insurance policy holders in coverage dispute litigation against insurance companies. Acting as “excess counsel”, she has represented policy holders in cases where clients do not have adequate insurance coverage. Jacqueline is also Chair of the firm’s Risk Management Committee and has a detailed understanding of contingency planning issues.
Albany Law School of Union University (J.D., cum laude)
St. John Fisher College (B.A.)
New York State Bar
U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS
Member of the New York State Bar Association
Member of the Monroe County Bar Association
Member of the New York State Trial Lawyers' Association
Member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Member of the Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys
Member of the National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Trustee of the Aquinas Institute
Executive Committee of the Aquinas Institute
Founding member and past president of the Board of Trustees of the Justinian Order of St. Fisher College in Rochester, NY
Trustee of New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
"Professional and caring. She doesn’t forget about you. Honest about what can be expected and delivers above and beyond. Thankful for her commitment to our family. Would highly recommend Jacqueline and her team."
- Satisfied Client
"Jacqueline Thomas and her team at Lacy Katzen did a wonderful job representing me as a client. Their staff cares to get to know you and your case and will work diligently as a team to accomplish the best outcome for you. I absolutely recommend them!"
- Pauline F.
"Jacqueline Thomas was able to help me after a traumatic dog bite experience. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone! She is personable, friendly and really gets involved to get to know you and your case. She explains and goes through legal documents with you so you fully understand your options. While managing my case, she was very patient with me, and straightforward which I appreciated immensely. She will diligently and efficaciously work for you! Again, I absolutely recommend her - you will not be disappointed!"
- Satisfied Client
Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
Jacqueline resides in Spencerport, New York, with her family.
Jacqueline has achieved a “BV Distinguished Attorney” rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has received a rating of “Superb” from AVVO. She has been included in Who’s Who in American Law and Cambridge’s Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional Women, Honors Edition. She is a member of the Albany Law School Justinian Society and a past recipient of the West Publishing Award. She has achieved membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a distinction reserved for attorneys who have achieved verdicts or settlements of at least a million dollars. Jacqueline has also been recognized by Super Lawyers magazine from 2017 – 2021 as amongst the top 5% of Upstate New York Lawyers. The Super Lawyers list is published by Thompson Reuters and is intended to recognize attorneys who have achieved a high level of peer recognition and professional achievement. Jacqueline is also listed in Best Lawyers of America from 2018 - 2021 for both Plaintiff’s Personal Injury and Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice Law. Best Lawyers is a peer review publication intended to highlight those attorneys who are recognized by their colleagues as outstanding in their practice areas.
See the Super Lawyers website the Best Lawyers website and the Avvo website for more details on rating and selection methodology. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
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