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Douglas M Thomas

Practice areas:

Probate, Business, Franchising, Employment & Labor

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. Employment & Labor: 25%
  2. Franchising: 25%
  3. Business: 25%
  4. Probate: 25%

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CTActive198106/19/2015
VAAuthorized to practice law197703/11/2014
DCInactive 198005/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top AttorneysHartford Magazine2013
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top AttorneysHartford Magazine2012
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Top AttorneysHartford Magazine2011
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Quality Dealer of Year NomineeTime Magazine2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Of CounselAtlas & Hudon, LLP2010 - Present
COO & CounselThomas Cadillac Jaguar1983 - 2009
AttorneyTarlow, Levy, Mandell & Kostin, PC1981 - 1983
Asst Commonwealth AttorneyCommonwealth Attorney's Office - City of Hampton, VA1979 - 1981
AttorneyHatchett & Ford, Attorneys1977 - 1979

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Connecticut Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Motor Transport Association of ConnecticutAssociate Member2012 - 2014
Connecticut Bar Association, Franchise Law SectionMember2010 - Present
National Association of Dealer CounselMember2010 - Present
Connecticut Bar Association, Franchise Law SectionPast Executive Committee Member2010 - 2012
Metro Hartford AllianceDirector2006 - 2009
The Hartt School, University of HartfordTrustee2002 - 2010
Better Business Bureau of ConnecticutDirector1991 - 1992
West Hartford Chamber of CommercePast Board Chairman1985 - 2000
Connecticut Automotive Retailers AssociationPast Pres & Honorary Director1985 - 2012
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Hartford County Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
CARA Newsletter - March 2015Magnusson-Moss Act and the Customer Vehicle Warranty2015
CARA Newsletter - Sept 2013New Connecticut DMV Legislation Has Some Teeth2013
CARA Newsletter - Dec 2013Still Plugging Away? The Cost of Improper Tire Repair2013
CARA Newsletter - Dec 2013DMV's Process For Getting Unsafe Drivers Off the Road2013
CARA Newsletter - Apr 2013Connecticut's Jobs Expansion Tax Credit2013
CARA Newsletter - Jun 2012Connecticut's Revised Small Business Express Program - Worth A Look2012
CARA Newsletter - Nov 2011Connecticut Paid Sick Leave - Effective 1/1/122011
CARA Newsletter - Jun 2011Connecticut Paid Sick Leave - Awaiting Governor's Signature2011

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington and Lee University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Washington and Lee UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1974

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Employment Law Update for Connecticut Auto RetailersEmployment Law Update: You Have Rights Too!2013
CAR Association SymposiumReal World Employment Wage & Hour Pitfalls - Co Presenter2013
CBA Franchise Law Section DinnerReview of Connecticut's Revised Dealer Franchise Laws2010