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Brian David Thomas

Brian David Thomas

Practice areas:

Litigation, Intellectual Property, Employment & Labor, Debt Collection

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About Me

Brian is a business attorney that represents individuals and businesses of all sizes in a variety of civil litigation matters in both state and federal court, as well as in administrative proceedings.  His work includes employment litigation; trade secret, patent, and other intellectual property litigation; enforcement of employee non-competition and confidentiality agreements; and complex commercial disputes.  Additionally, Brian has broad experience in electronic discovery matters, including the preservation and production of electronically-stored information.  He also represents clients concerning professional licensure matters.  Brian is also the Associate Hiring Shareholder at Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA.


 


Brian has been selected as a Rising Star by New England Super Lawyers® in the area of Business Litigation every year since 2010.  He was also named one of New Hampshire Union Leader's 40 Under Forty, and is a graduate of the Leadership Greater Manchester program.


 


Brian is a member of both the New Hampshire and Massachusetts Bar Associations.  He is also a member of the Manchester Bar Association and the American Bar Association.  Brian is admitted to practice in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.


 


Brian is a founding board member and officer of Manchester Moves, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the creation of a rail trail system in the greater Manchester area.  He also serves on the Finance Committee of New Hampshire Catholic Charities and the Legislative Committee of the New Hampshire Bar Association, and is Secretary of the Manchester Bar Association.  Brian was previously appointed by former Governor John Lynch to a state administrative board, a position that involved presiding over administrative hearings, drafting administrative orders, and rulemaking.


 


 


 


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Litigation: 50%
    9 years
  2. Employment & Labor: 20%
    9 years
  3. Intellectual Property: 20%
    9 years
  4. Debt Collection: 10%
    9 years

Payment

Payment Types:

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Contact Info

1000 Elm Street
Manchester, NH, 03101

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive200704/17/2015
NHAuthorized to practice law200607/19/2010

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising Star (Business Litigation)New England Super Lawyers2014
40 Under FortyNew Hampshire Union Leader2013
Rising Star (Business Litigation)New England Super Lawyers2013
Rising Star (Business Litigation)New England Super Lawyers2012
MemberLeadership Greater Manchester2011
Rising Star (Business Litigation)New England Super Lawyers2011
Rising Star (Business Litigation)New England Super Lawyers2010
Magna Cum LaudeSuffolk University Law School2006
Best Appellate BriefSuffolk University Law School2004
Best Oral AdvocateSuffolk University Law School2004
Magna Cum LaudeBoston College2000
Phi Beta KappaBoston College2000

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneySheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA2004 - Present
Account ExecutiveSkillSoft2000 - 2003

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
New Hampshire Bar Association, Legislation CommitteeMember2015 - Present
New Hampshire State Board for the Licensing and Regulation of PlumbersBoard Member2009 - 2013
Manchester Moves, Inc.Secretary, Board Member2008 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
New Hampshire Catholic Charities - Finance CommitteeMember2007 - Present
New Hampshire Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Manchester Bar AssociationSecretary, Executive Committee Member2006 - Present

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Boston CollegeEnglish, CommunicationsBA - Bachelor of Arts2000

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
NH High Tech Council HR ExchangeCreating Culture of Innovation While Protecting Intellectual Property2015
27th Annual Employment Law Review and UpdateDeparting Employees and Protecting Trade Secrets & Confidential Information2015
24th Annual Labor and Employment Law Review and UpdateSocial Media, Privacy and Internet Security: What Employers Can Do To Monitor Employee Activities2012
23rd Annual Employment Law Review and UpdateKeeping the Trade Secrets In as the Employee Heads Out the Door2011
Landlord Tenant LawLandlord Rights2007