Jacqueline M. Thomas

Lacy Katzen LLP
Lacy Katzen LLP
600 Bausch and Lomb Pl, Rochester, NY 14604 United States


Jacqueline is a Partner in Lacy Katzen’s Litigation Group and Chair of the firm’s Personal Injury Litigation Department. A trial attorney for over 25 years, her practice is focused in personal injury civil litigation. This includes medical and hospital malpractice, surgical errors, birth injuries, nursing home negligence and abuse, motor vehicle, trucking and motorcycle accidents, wrongful death, premises liability, construction site accidents and dog bite cases. She is also knowledgeable in the area of insurance coverage litigation and represents insurance policy holders in coverage dispute litigation against insurance companies. Acting as “excess counsel”, she has represented policy holders in cases where clients do not have adequate insurance coverage. Jacqueline is also Chair of the firm’s Risk Management Committee and has a detailed understanding of contingency planning issues.


Albany Law School of Union University (J.D., cum laude)

St. John Fisher College (B.A.)


New York State Bar

U.S. District Court, Western District of New York


Member of the New York State Bar Association

Member of the Monroe County Bar Association

Member of the New York State Trial Lawyers' Association

Member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Member of the Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys

Member of the National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Trustee of the Aquinas Institute

Executive Committee of the Aquinas Institute

Founding member and past president of the Board of Trustees of the Justinian Order of St. Fisher College in Rochester, NY

Trustee of New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers


Auto Accidents


Medical Malpractice, Hospital, & Nursing Home Negligence

Personal Injury & Wrongful Death



Jacqueline resides in Spencerport, New York, with her family. 


Jacqueline was recently recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2022 "Lawyer of the Year" for Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice Law.

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated region is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year," making this accolade particularly significant. The Lawyer of The Year is the lawyer who receives the highest number of votes during a peer review process involving other attorneys recognized as Best Lawyers in the same field and area.

Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same community for their abilities, professionalism and integrity. In addition to the "Lawyer of the Year" award, Jacqueline has been recognized by Best Lawyers since 2018 for both Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice Law and Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Litigation.

She has also been recognized by Super Lawyers magazine since 2017 as amongst the top 5% of Upstate New York Lawyers for Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice and Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Law. The Super Lawyers list is published by Thomson Reuters and is intended to recognize attorneys who have achieved a high level of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Jacqueline has also achieved a “BV Distinguished Attorney” rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has received a rating of “Superb” from AVVO. She has been included in Who’s Who in American Law and Cambridge’s Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional Women, Honors Edition. She is a member of the Albany Law School Justinian Society and a past recipient of the West Publishing Award. She has achieved membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a distinction reserved for attorneys who have achieved verdicts or settlements of at least a million dollars.

See the Super Lawyers website, the Best Lawyers website and the Avvo website for more details on rating and selection methodology. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

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