Thomas R. Davis
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Thomas R. Davis is the firm’s managing partner and heads the firm’s personal injury, matrimonial litigation and criminal defense departments.
Mr. Davis has tried numerous personal injury cases and continues to represent severely injured individuals throughout the region. Since law school when he was named top in his class in the areas of torts (personal injury) and the rules of evidence, as well as criminal law, Mr. Davis has brought his keen judgment and knowledge to complex cases.
Mr. Davis has extensive experience handling serious personal injury matters. Of late, he was successful in obtaining a judgment against a hospital for injuring a patient – by motion practice – avoiding a trial, an extremely rare outcome in New York. He has also handled wrongful death cases, obtaining favorable settlements of those who have lost loved ones. He has also recently thwarted attempts by a defendant to obtain his client’s private social media information – a favorite tactic of insurance companies.
In the matrimonial law area, Mr. Davis has emphasized involvement in large asset matters of great complexity. He has litigated the legal status of the 9/11 victim’s fund as it pertains to marital property and has been involved in precedent setting cases involving complex pension issues. He has represented numerous members of the real-estate and construction industries in matrimonial cases and is particularly familiar with the proper way to deal with such assets and income in the divorce context.
In the criminal law area, Mr. Davis has represented defendants throughout the Hudson Valley and in federal court. Mr. Davis has been praised by a United States District Court Judge for the work he did in the sentencing of a white collar crime case and has been an instructor on bail issues for other attorneys. Mr. Davis has represented defendants in numerous white collar crime cases, including multi-million dollar fraud matters.
Mr. Davis has also been involved in providing education to members of the bar and paralegals. He is a former instructor for two different paralegal training programs. He has, at the invitation of a county court judge, instructed attorneys on the aspect of bail. He was recently an instructor for the National Business institute.
Mr. Davis is also a trustee of the Down Syndrome Association of the Hudson Valley.
Areas of Practice
- New York, 1992
- U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1994
- U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1993
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1995
- New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
- J.D. cum laude, 1991
- State University of New York, New Paltz, New York
- B.A., 1985
- Major: Communications
- Devries v. Devries, 35 AD 3d 794 (App. Div 2006)
- Pagliano v. Pagliano, 31 AD 3d 728 (App. Div 2006)
- Palmer v. Walters, 29 A.D.3d 552 (2006)
- Howe v. Howe, 68 A.D.3d 38 (2009)
- Bail and Securing Attendance, New York State Office Ct. Adm., 1998