Patrick J. Solomon
Patrick Solomon is a founding partner of Thomas & Solomon LLP. He has practiced for 15 years 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.
Thomas & Solomon LLP were selected by the Monroe County Bar Association to be the sole provider of employment advice to the Bar Association.
In 2005, Mr. Solomon was selected to receive the Rochester Business Journal's Forty Under 40 Award, which honors leaders who have made a significant contribution to the Rochester community.
Mr. Solomon has been continually chosen to the New York Super Lawyers since 2007.
In 2010 he was awarded The Monroe County Bar Association's President Award, in recognition of his service to the bar association.
Mr. Solomon is an executive committee member of the New York State Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law section, and chairs the section's Wage and Hour Committee.
In 2011, Mr. Solomon was selected to receive the Leaders in Law award by The Daily Record, in recognition of his leadership within the legal community, outstanding achievements within his practice and for demonstrating a selfless and tireless commitment to volunteer efforts and pro bono work.
Mr. Solomon is an enrolled member of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and formerly served as Associate Justice of the Tribal Court.
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.
- New York, 1996
- U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1997
- U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1996
- U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2005
- Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York
- J.D. - 1995
- Hobart College, Geneva, New York
- B.A. - 1992
- Honors: With Honors
- History of the Civil Rights Act, Daily Record, February 28, 2003
- Starting Your Own Law Practice, Daily Record, June 13, 2002
- 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 - Present
- New York Super Lawyers, 2007 - Present
- The Monroe County Bar Association's President Award, 2010 - Present
- Twelve-time National Championship Hobart College Lacrosse team earning three National Championships
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
- St. Regis Mohawk Nation, Member
- Compeer, Inc. and Compeer International, Inc., Current Board Member
- New York State Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law section, Executive Committee Member
- New York State Bar Association's Wage and Hour Committee, Chair
- 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
- Compeer, Inc. and Compeer International, Inc., Past Chairman
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