Thomas S. Lambert


Tom is an associate with the firm engaged in all manner of litigation in both state and federal court. Tom maintains an active practice at both trial and appellate court levels, in many different practice areas. Tom was recently recognized in the Connecticut Super Lawyers® Rising Stars List for 2018 as a Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in the field of Personal Injury - General: Defense and Civil Litigation: Defense.

Prior to joining the firm, Tom received his Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in Political Science from Pepperdine University before receiving his Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law. Tom also spent summers working at the Connecticut State’s Attorney’s Office in Bridgeport, CT and in federal court in Bridgeport, CT for US Magistrate Judge William I. Garfinkel.

While at Ryan Ryan Deluca, Tom was the associate responsible for all Connecticut litigation arising out of the May 2013 Metro-North train derailment in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The mass tort resulted in over 100 claims and lawsuits, including multiple trials. Tom also assisted in the successful defense through trial of what is believed to be the first spray polyurethane foam (SPF) product liability case tried in the country. Tom has an active practice in many other areas of litigation, including premises liability, automobile and trucking accidents, vexatious litigation, municipal defense, product liability, diminution of value claims, civil assault, and more. Tom has successfully defended numerous cases to their conclusion, regularly resolving cases through motion practice, settlement negotiation, trial, and appellate briefing and argument. Tom is also active in the firm’s volunteer events through the RRD Volunteers Corps., which works with local non-profits such as Person-to-Person, Inspirica, DOMUS, STAR, Kids in Crisis, and LifeBridge to support their constituents.

Professional Affiliations: 
  • Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Listed in Connecticut Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in 2018.
Reported Decisions: 

Pronovost v. Tierney, 174 Conn. App. 368, 370, 166 A.3d 852 (2017)