Thomas S.Y. Lee Partner
Thomas S.Y. Lee Partner

Thomas is an amalgamation of unlikely backgrounds and disciplines. A former professional photographer turned lawyer, he is a tireless visualizer who does his best work when complex concepts must be converted into visuals that leave a lasting impression.

Much of his work has been in the area of intellectual property, where he served a number of major corporations in their technology, consumer electronics, and life sciences industries. Most notably, Thomas was the lead consultant on several high-profile smartphone matters for a major U.S. consumer electronics company, one of which led to a jury verdict of $1.05 billion. When queried after the trial, jurors commented that the visual presentation was a particular point of persuasion in their deliberations and eventual verdict in favor of Thomas’ client.

Most recently, Thomas was the lead consultant to Edwards Lifesciences in their jury trial against Medtronic, which resulted in a global settlement of more than $1 billion. He was also the lead consultant on the precedent-setting, multi-national Nortel trial that was held simultaneously in Toronto, Ontario, and Wilmington, Delaware.

Throughout his career, Thomas has traveled all around North America to work on high-profile trials. However, his most significant work has been at the New York offices of Impact where he works tirelessly with his partners, Bill Weir and Jesse Stevenson, to build one of the top trial consulting firms comprised of the strongest, most experienced talents in the industry.

In his free time, Thomas enjoys spending time at local NYC playgrounds with his son, Lucas, and wife, Michelle.

Rutgers University – School of Law (J.D.)
Boston College (B.A.)

Bar Admissions:
New York
New Jersey
Southern District of New York
District of New Jersey

Teaching Experience:
Harvard Law School (Guest Lecturer – Fall 2021, 2022, 2023)
Boston University School of Law (Guest Lecturer – Spring 2022, 2023, 2024)
University of Colorado Law School (Guest Lecturer – Spring 2022)

New York City
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