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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.


Languages spoken: Portuguese, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 20%
    26 years
  2. Speeding Ticket: 20%
    29 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
    26 years
  4. Personal Injury: 20%
    26 years
  5. Family: 20%
    29 years



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Contact info

Ashton E. Thomas

1209 East Grand Street, Suite 201
Elizabeth, NJ, 07201-2308

1209 E. Grand St Ste 201
Elizabeth, NJ, 07201



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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Municipal ProsecutorElizabeth Municipal Court1994 - Present
OwnerThe Law Offices of Ashton E. Thomas1987 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Jersey State BarMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Samaritano v. City of NewarkSettlement
Rosenblatt vs. CicioSettled
Bobby Johnson, et al. v. Draeger Safety Diagnostics, Inc.Petition for writ of certiorari is pending before the US Supreme Court
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Publication nameTitleDate
Top Class ActionsDrivers Seek Supreme Court Ruling in Breathalyzer Class Action2015
Legal NewslineThird Circuit dismisses drunk drivers' class action against breathalyzer maker2014
Top Class ActionsJudge Dismisses Draeger Breath Test Defect Class Action Lawsuit2013
New Jersey Law JournalJudge Dismisses DWI Convicts' Suit Alleging Design Defects in Alcotest2013
New Jersey Law JournalFederal Court Alcotest Challenge Dismissed, With Leave To Amend2013
New Jersey Law JournalAlcotest Puff-and-Blow Measurements Are Amiss, DWI Defense Lawyer Says2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
State University of New York, AlbanyPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1980