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Justice Thomas A. Dickerson was an Associate Justice of the
Appellate Division, Second Department, of the New York State
Supreme Court from 2007 until 2017. Prior to that, Justice
Dickerson spent 13 years as a Justice of the New York State
Supreme Court and Presiding Justice of the Tax Certiorari and
Eminent Domain Part of the Ninth Judicial District, as a
Westchester County Court Judge, a Westchester County Acting
Family Court Judge, and a Yonkers City Court Judge. During his
23 years on the Bench, he wrote and published over 200 opinions
His areas of concentration are complex civil litigation
including class actions, commercial litigation, consumer law and
travel law including domestic and international commercial
aviation, maritime law, ride and apartment sharing economies,
hotel and resort law and the law regarding marketing
intermediaries such as internet travel sellers, tour operators,
wholesalers and travel agents.
He has written and lectured extensively on these matters as
well as in regard to issues concerning tax certiorari and
eminent domain. He is the author of over 400 published legal
articles and 8 legal treatises including Class Actions: The Law
of 50 States, Law Journal Press (2017) [updated every 6 months];
Travel Law, Law Journal Press (2017) [updated every 6 months];
Article 9 [New York State Class Actions] of Weinstein Korn
Miller, New York Civil Practice CPLR, LEXIS-NEXIS [MB](David L.
Ferstendig, Ed.) (2016) [updated as needed]; Co-author of
Litigating International Torts in U.S. Courts, Thomson Reuters
West (2017) [updated annually]; Consumer Protection, Chapter 111
in Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts; Fourth
Edition (Robert L. Haig, Ed.), West & NYCLA 2016 [updated
annually]; Consumer Law 2016: The Judges Guide To Federal And
New York State Consumer Protection Statutes [online]; The Cruise
Passengers’ Rights And Remedies 2016 (online); Jurisdiction and
the Internet 2014 (online).
He is a member of numerous Bar Associations including the New
York State Bar Association [Member, Commercial And Federal
Litigation Section and the Executive Committee of the Torts,
Insurance And Compensation Law Section], the New York City Bar
Association [Member, State Courts Of Superior Jurisdiction
Committee, former Member of Admiralty Committee, Consumer
Affairs Committee, Aeronautics Committee and Hotels & Tourism
Committee], the New York County Lawyers Association [Honors: The
Boris Kostelanetz President’s Medal]; the Maritime Law
Association of the United States, the Westchester County Bar
Association, the Westchester Women’s Bar Association, the
Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association, the Justice Brandeis
Westchester Law Society, and the International Forum of Travel
and Tourism Advocates.
He is admitted to practice in the State of New York [admitted
First Department 1975], U.S. Supreme Court , U.S. Court of
Appeals, Second Circuit , Southern District of New York
, Eastern District of New York  and Northern
District of New York .
He graduated from Colgate University [1966 BA], Cornell Law
School [1973 JD] and Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Business
Administration [1973 MBA].
He served his country as a Green Beret and Paratrooper
[1963-1966] with service in Vietnam [1965-1966].
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