Thomas R Nolasco

Thomas R. Nolasco

Thomas R. Nolasco has a diverse litigation practice that includes resolving breach of contract, real estate and construction disputes. Mr. Nolasco has extensive experience defending clients in the areas of professional liability, products liability, intellectual property, restrictive covenants, lender liability, franchise, international and bankruptcy. His practice also includes representing various clients in the cannabis industry.

Education & Credentials


DePauw University

B.A., Political Science and Economics, 1995
  • Dean's List

Marquette University Law School

J.D., 1998
  • Frank Dudek scholarship recipient
  • Dean’s List

Thunderbird School of Global Management

M.B.A., Finance, 2000

Bar Admission

  • Arizona
  • Wisconsin


  • AV-Preeminent Rating with Martindale Hubbell.
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • Arizona’s Finest Lawyers
  • Arizona Foothills Magazine nomination “Best Commercial Lawyer” (2012)

Representative Clients

  • Simon CRE
  • Papa Johns
  • RevMD
  • Emerald City Organics
  • Sunrise Sports Consulting
  • CBD for Life, a national cannabis group
  • CGX Life Sciences, a national cannabis group
  • Health for Life, Arizona dispensaries

Prominent Assignments

Successfully represented a real estate buyer in a 7-figure contract dispute through a federal jury trial, resulting in a favorable verdict against the seller.

Successfully defended officers/directors against fraud and breach of fiduciary duty claims in a 7-figure dispute.

Successfully defended an accountant in a 7-figure accounting malpractice action.

Obtained client’s desired outcome at fair market value hearing that extinguished creditor’s 7-figure deficiency claim.

Successfully defended an attorney in an 8-figure negligence claim involving a commercial real estate transaction.

Successfully defended a commercial boiler manufacturer in an 8-figure wrongful death case.

Successfully defended a vitamin supplement manufacturer against claims of defective manufacturing and false advertising.

Successfully defended an automatic door manufacturer against claims of defective design in a wrongful death case.

Successfully defended a developer in a 7-figure copyright infringement action arising out of an architect’s claim to ownership of model home plans.

Successfully defended former employees in a 7-figure restrictive covenant/non-compete action related to the employees’ commencement of work at a competitor’s business.

Successfully defended a 7-figure lender liability claim while collecting lender’s deficiency.

Professional Involvement

  • Professional Liability Defense Federation, Accounting Malpractice Section, Past Chair
  • International Law Section of State Bar of Arizona, Past-Chair

Community Involvement

  • Arizona Association of Gifted and Talented, Vice-President
  • Friends of Phoenix Public Library, Board of Directors
  • Arizona Business and Education Coalition, Member


  • "How to Bulletproof Your Expert Report Against Opposing Counsel Attacks," Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants Forensic & Litigation Services Conference, September 2016
  • "e-Discovery Update," PLDF Annual Meeting, Fall 2014
  • "Navigating the Disclosure and Discovery Rules," Arizona State Bar, October 2012
  • "Lender Liability," Professional Liability Defense Federation Annual Meeting, Fall 2012
  • "Accounting Liability," Professional Liability Defense Federation Annual Meeting, Fall 2010
  • "Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in the United States," CILS International Litigation Seminar, 2007
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