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Thomas Law Firm, P.C., will be one of the featured speakers at the 2013 Annual Conference of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM). The Annual Conference will be held from April 10 to 12 in San Antonio. Ms. Thomas will be speaking on the topic Transportation-Are You On the Cutting Edge? Defense and Mitigation Strategies for Large Loss Transportation Claims.
Janeen M. Thomas is a litigation attorney concentrating in contract analysis, insurance coverage disputes, large loss subrogation recovery, and direct defense litigation on behalf of insurers and businesses. She has litigated numerous declaratory judgment actions with a focus on property damage claims, additional insured coverage issues, and construction related claims. Ms. Thomas is a former Assistant District Attorney for Kings County (Brooklyn) where she conducted countless bail hearings. While at the District Attorney’s Office, she was assigned to the School Crimes Bureau where she obtained top count convictions. Thereafter, Ms. Thomas joined a boutique litigation firm in lower Manhattan where she defended construction, premises liability and property damage claims. While associated there, she established the firm’s Fraud Investigation and Prosecution Unit, which successfully obtained declarations of no coverage for fraudulent insurance claims. After gaining claims handling experience at AIG Domestic Claims, Inc., Ms. Thomas joined an international defense firm as an insurance coverage and litigation associate where she worked in an advisory capacity to insurers and businesses while litigating coverage issues under various insurance policies. Ms. Thomas has a record of favorable negotiated settlements and summary judgment wins. Representative matters include Spencer v. Broadway Plaza, Inc. (Supreme Court, Kings County) where she obtained dismissal of a third-party action against an insurer where the party seeking additional insured coverage claimed it was a third-party beneficiary under the policy; American Motorists Ins. Co. a/s/o Aquavit, Inc. v. G&G Duct Cleaning & Rustproofing, Inc. et al (Supreme Court, Queens County) where she defeated a motion to dismiss a third-party complaint against the prior owner of a building, whom she argued was liable for failing to disclose the installation of a defective fire suppression system to the subsequent owner; and Lacava v. Nova Casualty Co. et al (Supreme Court, Suffolk County) where plaintiffs’ action against a general liability insurer for payment of an unsatisfied judgment obtained against a general contractor for faulty workmanship and mold damage was dismissed. Ms. Thomas also prevailed at a Framed Issue Hearing in which the court declared that an insurance policy was validly cancelled pursuant to Banking Law Section 576, which was later affirmed on appeal. Shia v. McFarlane et al., 46 A.D.3d 320 (1st Dept. 2007). Ms. Thomas serves on the Executive Board of the National Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. She also serves as Co-Chair of the Business Council Board for the Global Diversity and Inclusion Foundation, and is a Primary Member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) where she serves on the Diversity Committee. She was instrumental in serving as the liaison between the CLM and New York City Commissioner of Human Rights for the CLM’s 2011 Annual Diversity Forum. She is a published author and was recently published in the Winter 2011 edition of the Litigation Management Magazine. Ms. Thomas is a Member of the National African American Insurance Association and served as the Vice President of the New York Chapter. She is also a published Poet, Member of the Hudson Union Society, Member of the Greater Allen Cathedral of New York, and a volunteer mentor to George Washington University law students. A 1998 graduate of Rutgers University with a B.A. in Political Science, Ms. Thomas earned her law degree from The George Washington University Law School in 2001. She is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey Federal and State courts as well as the Supreme Court of the United States of America.
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