Jennifer M. Thomas
Jennifer M. Thomas
Jennifer Thomas joined Whiteman Osterman & Hanna in August 2021. Ms. Thomas is a member of the Firm’s Litigation and Appeals Group. Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Thomas was an associate at Wollmuth Maher and Deutsch in New York, New York, where she gained experience in all aspects of complex commercial litigation and arbitration in both State and federal court, including appeals in the Second Circuit and First Department of New York State, representing institutional investors and insurance companies. Previously, Ms. Thomas was a judicial intern for the Hon. Debra Freeman, United States magistrate judge for the Southern District of New York. Additionally, Ms. Thomas was a legal intern with the Securities and Exchange Commission in New York, New York.
Ms. Thomas is admitted to practice in New York State and is a member of the Rensselaer County Bar Association, New York City Bar Association, and American Bar Association.
Ms. Thomas graduated from St. John’s University School of Law in 2017 with her Juris Doctor. Ms. Thomas served as a Senior Articles Editor on the St. John’s Law Review. Ms. Thomas also served as a teaching assistant for Constitutional Law, Legal Writing, and Introduction to Law for incoming law students. Ms. Thomas also served as a research assistant to Professor Anita Krishnakumar regarding statutory interpretation. Also during law school, through a seminar, Ms. Thomas taught criminal law to high school students in Queens, NY. Ms. Thomas received a Dean’s Award (highest grade in a course) for Federal Courts and the pro bono award at graduation.
Ms. Thomas received a Bachelor of Arts Degree, magna cum laude, from Siena College in Loudonville, New York with a major in Psychology and a pre-law certificate. During her time at Siena College, Ms. Thomas was a legal intern with the Hon. Andrew G. Ceresia in Rensselaer County Court and a legal intern with the Mental Hygiene Legal Services for the Third Judicial Department in Albany, New York. Ms. Thomas also worked part time as a legal assistant at Schiller and Knapp LLP in Latham, New York. Additionally, Ms. Thomas was a summer legal fellow at American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Thomas is originally from Troy, New York, is a graduate of Catholic Central High School, and currently lives in Averill Park, New York.