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Ashton E Thomas

Personal injury Attorney at Elizabeth, NJ

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1987
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Ashton

Learn Ashton’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Auto Accidents; Premise Liability; Fire Loss

  2. Employment and labor
    Employment Discrimination

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket

  4. Appeals
    Besides my admissions into the New Jersey State Bar, I'm admitted to the U.S. District Court of New Jersey, the U.S. Third Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court Bar.

    33 years

  5. Class action

  6. Contracts and agreements

  7. Workers compensation
    Including Occupational Claims

When I'm not practicing law, I run, swim, hike, and garden. I also have written a science fiction novel. I'm conducting research so that I can complete volume 2 and 3 of the trilogy.


Recently, I had the good fortune to meet students from NJIT who helped me produce a film titled, "Trouble in Paradise." It's a documentary about a Class Action that I filed in the Federal District Court of New Jersey against Draeger Safety Diagnostic, the manufacturer of the breath tester used to prosecute suspected drunk drivers in New Jersey. The film may be viewed at


In short, I have fun.

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Ashton E. Thomas
1209 East Grand Street, Suite 201
Elizabeth, NJ, 07201-2308
Ashton E Thomas
1209 E. Grand St Ste 201
Elizabeth, NJ, 07201
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Posted by Greg | January 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
As an Executor of my parents will, I hired attorney Ashton Thomas to represent me in my family estate. Thanks to his expertise in trouble shooting, detailed organization, patience and efficiency, he was successful in achieving an amicable settlement for me.


  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Municipal Prosecutor
  • Elizabeth Municipal Court
  • 1994 - Present
  • Owner
  • The Law Offices of Ashton E. Thomas
  • 1987 - Present


  • George Washington University Law School
  • JD
  • 1983
  • State University of New York at Albany
  • BA
  • 1980

Legal Cases

  • Samaritano v. City of Newark
  • Settlement
  • Rosenblatt vs. Cicio
  • Settled
  • Bobby Johnson, et al. v. Draeger Safety Diagnostics, Inc.
  • Certiorari denied


  • New Jersey State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Portuguese
  • Spanish


  • Top Class Actions
  • Drivers Seek Supreme Court Ruling in Breathalyzer Class Action
  • 2015
  • Legal Newsline
  • Third Circuit dismisses drunk drivers' class action against breathalyzer maker
  • 2014
  • Top Class Actions
  • Judge Dismisses Draeger Breath Test Defect Class Action Lawsuit
  • 2013
  • New Jersey Law Journal
  • Judge Dismisses DWI Convicts' Suit Alleging Design Defects in Alcotest
  • 2013
  • New Jersey Law Journal
  • Federal Court Alcotest Challenge Dismissed, With Leave To Amend
  • 2013
  • New Jersey Law Journal
  • Alcotest Puff-and-Blow Measurements Are Amiss, DWI Defense Lawyer Says
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Proving Exacerbation of Pre-Existing Injuries
  • Medical & Biomechanical Experts
  • 2020
  • DWI Institute 2019
  • Discovery--Basics, Alcotest, Blood/Drugs, SFSTs, DRE
  • 2019
  • Continuing Education
  • Pre-Existing Injuries: Proving Exacerbation and/or Aggravation
  • 2018
  • DWI Institute 2018
  • Post Conviction Relief of DUI
  • 2018
  • Pre-Existing Injuries: Proving Exacerbation and/or Aggravation
  • Personal Injuries
  • 2017
  • DWI Institute 2017
  • 2017
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Panelist for the DWI Institute
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Nov 11
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney and fair prosecutor. This man always works to make sure justice is done. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 24
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ashton. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ashton is very well known in the community as a excellent lawyer. In any of my dealing with him in the past he has always been fair and it comes easy to him becasue of his experience and knowledge. He is also a very personable attorney who gets results. I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Ashton is one of the leading attorneys in Union County, his reputation as a forceful litigator and advocate on behalf of his clients is second to none."
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Ashton E Thomas
Personal injury Attorney
Elizabeth, NJ
Licensed for 36 years
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