Thomas Reidy


Tom maintains a diverse civil litigation and trial practice involving representation of clients in commercial and non-commercial matters before federal and state courts. He has defended corporations in toxic tort class actions and individual cases seeking personal injury, property damage, and injunctive relief arising from alleged exposure to multiple chemicals emanating from manufacturing facilities and landfills. He also has defended chemical manufacturers and distributors in product liability actions arising from occupational exposure to industrial and laboratory chemicals.

Tom also has represented corporations in a variety of contract and construction disputes in court and arbitration proceedings, including most recently an extensive arbitration regarding a dispute over the operation, repair, and maintenance of a cogeneration facility and a dispute over alleged construction defects in a large wastewater treatment facility. He has extensive experience representing gas and electric utilities in commercial and non-commercial cases, including business disputes between utilities and their suppliers and contractors. Tom also has represented utilities in a wide variety of claims arising from natural gas explosions, electrical fires, electrocutions, stray voltage claims, and construction accidents.

From 1989 through May 2000, Tom was a litigation partner of Nixon Peabody, LLP and its predecessor, Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle LLP.  Outside of the office, Tom enjoys running, hiking, and fly fishing.



  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1980
  • Temple University, B.S., 1977

Admissions to Practice

  • New York
  • Florida
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals, Second and Third Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts of New York (All Districts)


  • American Bar Association
    Litigation Section
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute

Presentations & PUBLICATIONS

  • Product Liability Desk Reference: A Fifty-State Compendium. Wolters Kluwer. (New York Contributing Editor)


  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America©‍
    – Bet-the-Company Litigation (2019 "Lawyer of the Year" Rochester, NY)
    – Commercial Litigation
    – Litigation - Environmental (2017 and 2012 "Lawyer of the Year" Rochester, NY)
    – Litigation - ERISA (2015 "Lawyer of the Year" Rochester, NY)
    – Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Selected to New York Super Lawyers®‍
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Rating



  • "Thomas Reidy is knowledgeable, easy to work with and detailed. I would recommend him unconditionally."
    Anonymous, U.S. News — Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms"

  • "The outstanding ratings that I gave this firm are based on my experience of casework headed up by Tom Reidy because his responsiveness, case outcomes, knowledge, skill, reputation, and overall performance are all fabulous."
    Anonymous, U.S. News — Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms"

  • "Both Tom Reidy and Scott Jennette at Ward Greenberg are fantastic lawyers in matters of personal injury litigation. They understand which cases warrant early resolution and which require more intensive litigation and proceed accordingly, providing sound advice to their clients and insurance companies, often concluding matters much earlier and much more favorably than ever expected. They have the legal expertise and broad experience to rely upon in the defense of any case we have in the area."
    Anonymous, U.S. News — Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms"