Thomas S. Lambert


Thomas is an associate with the firm and is engaged in civil defense litigation. His primary areas of practice include railroad, premises liability, and automobile accidents.

Thomas received his Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in Political Science from Pepperdine University in 2010 and received his Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2013. While at Wake Forest, Thomas was a Senior Editor for the Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy. He was also a starting advocate for the Wake Forest AAJ Trial Team, finishing as a finalist for the North and South Carolina regional in the AAJ national trial team competition. Prior to joining the firm, Thomas spent summers working at the Connecticut State’s Attorney’s Office in Bridgeport and in federal court in Bridgeport for US Magistrate Judge William I. Garfinkel. Thomas also has litigation experience from clinic work at an insurance defense firm in Winston-Salem, NC. 

While at Ryan Ryan Deluca, Thomas was the associate responsible for all Connecticut litigation arising out of the May 2013 Metro-North train derailment in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The accident resulted in lawsuits from nearly 60 plaintiffs in Connecticut and numerous pre-suit claims that were all resolved by the end of 2016. Thomas also maintains an active practice in all types and aspects of litigation ranging from other railroad liability, employee injuries under the FELA, premises liability, Dram Shop, automobile and trucking accidents, legal malpractice, municipal defense, product liability, and more. Thomas is also active in helping to organize the firm’s volunteer events through the RRD Volunteers Corps., working with local non-profits such as Person-to-Person, Inspirica, DOMUS, STAR, and Kids in Crisis for events to support their constituents.

Professional Affiliations: 
  • Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association
  • Fairfield County Bar Association