Seasoned Litigators, Knowledgeable Representation

Thomas Whitelaw has a long and successful record representing individuals and businesses in court.

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Practice Areas

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Property Law

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Civil Litigation

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Real Estate and Construction Law


Complex Civil, Patent, and Securities Law Firm

Thomas Whitelaw is one of the nation’s premier law firms focusing on litigation, including high-stakes intellectual property, securities, complex civil, and real estate. As a top complex civil litigation law firm with a growing bench of nationally recognized attorneys, we provide exceptional legal and trial expertise.
Founding attorney Joe Thomas is known for winning high-stakes litigation, including:
  • A $102 million settlement for a real estate owner
  • A $33 million judgment for a shopping center operator
  • A multi-million dollar settlement in a patent suit for a global entertainment giant
In every case, we use every legal tool available in order to deliver extraordinary results.
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Personalized Attention And A Successful Record

From multinational leaders to mid-sized pioneers, clients come to us for creative litigation strategies and in-court experience. But equally as important, they come to us for the extraordinary value our boutique firm offers. With a breakthrough model for providing legal services, Thomas Whitelaw offers the combination of personal attention from “inner circle” A-list lawyers and alternative billing arrangements designed to align our clients’ and our firm’s interests. We do this by providing clients an array of billing choices including project fees, fixed fees, success fees, highly competitive hourly rates, or other alternative billing arrangements. In addition, we work to keep expenses low and teams appropriately staffed for each matter.


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What We Do

As a firm with significant experience in complex business litigation, our range of practice areas includes:
• Complex business litigation
• Intellectual property litigation including:
    • Patent, copyright, and trademark infringement
    • Trade secret misappropriation
    • Unfair competition
• Securities and Complex Civil Litigation
• Corporate governance
• Class actions
• Contract disputes
• Products liability and other tort actions
• Real estate contracts and litigation
We also provide counsel on all aspects of real estate transactions, including acquisition and divestiture, financing, development and leasing.


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