Bar & Court Admissions
- New Jersey
- U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- Villanova University, School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2004
- Villanova University, B.A., cum laude, 2000
When clients are forced into litigation, they are faced with several questions. What are the potential outcomes? How long will it take? What are the risks? What will it cost? For over a decade, Thomas Kamvosoulis has successfully guided clients through this process and helped them achieve cost-effective, practical solutions to an assortment of legal problems.
Tom’s primary area of practice is complex business litigation, where he represents closely held companies in a broad range of matters including shareholder divorces, partnership dissolutions, minority oppression cases, restrictive covenant enforcement and a myriad of contract disputes. Tom strongly believes that to succeed in litigation an attorney needs to master “the rules of the game” and use them to the client’s advantage to keep a step ahead of the opposition.
In addition to his litigation practice, Tom also counsels clients on a variety of employment issues, including claims of discrimination, harassment, whistle-blowing, and compliance with state and federal wage and hour laws. In these matters, Tom focuses on helping clients develop and implement policies that will limit their exposure and minimize litigation risk in a practical and cost-effective manner.
Tom has also represented clients in a number of class action cases, both for plaintiffs and defendants. On multiple occasions, Tom has successfully defended clients in national and statewide consumer fraud class actions, defeating class certification in each case.
Tom practices in the state and federal courts of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, and has represented clients extensively in mediation and arbitration proceedings. His recent successes include:
- After a two-week bench trial, verdict awarding damages to a radiology practice for claims of breach of contract against its medical billing vendor;
- Dismissal on the pleadings of a federal complaint alleging claims of unjust enrichment, negligence, and aiding and abetting;
- After a three-week arbitration hearing, an order granting complex equitable and injunctive relief requested by a client in a partnership dissolution action against his general partner;
- Substantial class action settlement in favor of hourly employees of a nursing home whose time records were being altered by management, resulting in lost wages and overtime pay;
- After a lengthy jury trial, defense verdict in favor of a physician client dismissing claims for breach of contract, unjust enrichment and quantum meruit arising out of the break-up of her former medical practice;
- Resolution of multiple employment discrimination claims against a Fortune 500 client;
- Obtaining a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against an employee for disparaging a physician-employer to present and former patients;
- Dismissal on the pleadings of First, Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment claims against a physician and medical practice under the doctrine of qualified immunity;
- Reversal, on appeal, of a trial court's grant of summary judgment against a Fortune 500 banking client, which lawfully refused to turn over monies to a creditor of an account holder;
- Resolution of a billing dispute on behalf of a radiology practice, whose billing company failed to collect millions of dollars in charges from patients over a three-year period;
- Summary judgment in favor of a major real estate client dismissing claims for conversion of trade secrets, employee piracy, and breach of contract; and
- Defeating class certification in a statewide consumer fraud class action brought against a local hospital.
During law school, Thomas was a member, staff writer, and associate editor of the Villanova Law Review, and was appointed member of the Order of the Coif as a result of his outstanding academic achievement. In addition, he served as an extern to the Hon. Marjorie O. Rendell of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Thomas has been named by New Jersey Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for 2017.
Thomas was born and raised in Bergen County, New Jersey, where his family still resides. He is fluent in Greek.
- Kramer v. City of Jersey City, 2010 WL 2326259 (D.N.J. June 3, 2010, aff'd 455 Fed. Appx. 204 (3d Cir. 2011) (granting motion to dismiss claims for violation of civil rights and disability discrimination against physician)
- KVL Audio Visual Services, Inc. v. Hackworth, 2010 WL 135141 (N.J. App. Div. Jan. 15, 2010) (affirming grant of summary judgment and dismissing claims including employee piracy, misappropriation of trade secrets and tortious interference)
- PRA III, LLC v. Capitol One, N.A., 2009 WL 2176656 (N.J. App. Div. July 23, 2009) (reversing trial court's grant of summary judgment and entering summary judgment in favor of bank)
- Mulligan v. QVC, Inc., No. 04-CH3620 (I11. Cir. Ct. Jan. 31, 2007) (dismissing consumer fraud act and unjust enrichment claims)
- Mulligan v. QVC, Inc., No. 04-CH3620 (I11. Cir. Ct. June 6, 2005 (denying class certification in national consumer fraud class action)
- “The Importance of Reading, Understanding and Negotiating Employment Agreements When Entering into the Job Market,” co-presenter at Rutgers Dental School to fourth-year students (March 2, 2017)
- “The Importance of Employment Agreements, Partnership Agreements, and Employment Handbooks,” co-presenter at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital to dental residents (January 22, 2017)
- Essex County Bar Association, Member