Jeffrey M. Thomen

Partner

CityPlace I
185 Asylum St.
Hartford, CT 06103
jthomen@mccarter.com

Mr. Thomen is an experienced trial lawyer with a diverse civil litigation practice. He litigates and counsels clients in the areas of product liability, construction defect, business torts, personal injury and real property. He has managed all phases of litigation and trial in state and federal courts throughout the U.S., and has appeared in virtually every ADR forum. Mr. Thomen also has handled appeals, including cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and various federal and state appellate courts.

Mr. Thomen regularly defends product liability claims against manufacturers of consumer products, commercial and industrial equipment. He represents clients before the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in connection with product recalls and reporting activities, and has successfully negotiated with the CPSC to narrow the scope of several voluntary recalls. Mr. Thomen advises on the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, and the Flammable Fabrics Act. He is a leading expert on the CPSC’s consumer safety complaint database—www.SaferProducts.gov. He also advises on FTC regulations and warning, labeling, guarantee and warranty issues, and drafts warnings, warranties, guarantees, and product instructions for many makers of consumer products.

In his personal injury practice, Mr. Thomen defends manufacturers of consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and asbestos-containing products in cases throughout the country. He has handled matters involving alleged catastrophic injuries, wrongful death and survivorship claims. Mr. Thomen practices throughout New England and has managed mass tort litigation nationwide.

On behalf of construction industry clients, Mr. Thomen has prosecuted and defended high-stakes claims involving alleged construction defect, construction accidents and contractual disputes. In the real property context, he has prosecuted commercial and complex residential foreclosure actions on behalf of financial institutions and other entities.

Mr. Thomen was recognized by the Connecticut Law Tribune among its “New Leaders in the Law” for 2012. He also was named a “Rising Star” in 2012 and 2018 by Connecticut Super Lawyers magazine, which selects an annual list of top young lawyers in Connecticut according to peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters. Click here for their methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Education

  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 1998
  • B.A., Fairfield University,

    cum laude, 1995

    Judicial Intern, Honorable Lawrence Weiss, New Jersey Superior Court, Union County, NJ

Bar Admissions

Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island