Thomas S. Lambert, an associate practicing in Pullman & Comley's Litigation department, advises clients and assists them in reaching resolution of their litigation matters through zealous courtroom advocacy. Tom has a wide range of experience in representing individuals, businesses and municipal clients in both state and federal court. He represents clients in all phases of litigation, and in all manner of practice areas, including complex personal injury and insurance defense, commercial and construction litigation, railroad defense, municipal liability, products liability and in appellate matters.
Prior to joining Pullman & Comley, Tom was an associate at a prominent litigation firm in Connecticut where he successfully defended numerous cases to their conclusion, regularly resolving cases through dispositive motion practice, including numerous reported decisions and "zero dollar resolutions," settlement negotiation and mediation, arbitration, trial, and appellate briefing and argument.
During law school, Tom served as an intern in the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut under U.S. Magistrate Judge William Garfinkel. He was a senior editor of Wake Forest School of Law's Journal of Law & Policy and the runner up in the Carolina regional for the American Association of Justice (AAJ) National Trial Team Competition.
Tom routinely participates in firm volunteer activities. Within the community, Tom serves as a mentor for the Stamford Public Education Foundation, supports his church activities and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Fairfield County Bar Association - chair, Civil Litigation Committee
Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association - Young Lawyers Committee
Connecticut Bar Association
Federal Bar Council
Stamford Public Education Foundation - mentor
Honors & Recognitions
Named to the Super Lawyers "Connecticut Rising Stars" in 2018 in the area of civil litigation: defense
- From 2013-2016, was the associate responsible for all Connecticut litigation arising out of the May 2013 Metro-North train derailment in Bridgeport, Connecticut, a mass tory resulting in over 100 claims and lawsuits from nearly 60 plaintiffs in Connecticut.
- In 2017, 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.
- In 2017, successfully briefed and argued the defense of an appeal taken from a dismissal in favor of a client on an issue of personal jurisdiction.
- Developed strategy and coordinated defense among defense bar for diminution of value claims for property damage.