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Cases Of Interest

Since 1997, Thomas Shanahan has been a dedicated advocate for people affected by civil rights violations in public, employment, corporate and matrimonial law settings. Over more than 15 years, the firm, attorney Thomas D. Shanahan, P.C., has handled many high-profile cases, many of which are reported and created new rules of law regarding civil rights.

The following is a list of cases Mr. Shanahan has handled; many of them have resulted in media coverage locally and nationally.

Civil Rights

REILLY vs. MTA - Decision of Judge Lippman January 2003
MTA Memo of Law to Dismiss Rios Complaint
MTA Affidavits in Favor of Dismissal of Rios Complaint
Reilly vs. MTA Domestic Parnter Benefits Victory: Newspaper Coverage
Domestic Partner Benefits Victory
Rios vs. MTA

Summons and Complaint
Seton Hall Anti-Discrimination Policy
TRUTH Application for Provisional Recognition
Seton Hall's Rejection of TRUTH Application
Setonian Article on TRUTH
Shanahan Letter to Seton Hall Requesting Meeting
Notice of Motion
Brief to Dismiss
Exhibits in Support of Motion to Dismiss
Newspaper Coverage
Letter from Broadway Legend Harvey Fierstein, April 16, 2004 r
Online Petition to Support Truth
Interlocatory Motion and Decision of September 20, 2004
NJ Advocates
Setonian Coverage - October 2004
Decision of Judge Coleman
Plaintiff Papers In Support of Reconsideration

Shanahan Closing Statement
Closing Statement from Toys-R-Us
Newspaper Coverage
Toys-Remand Decision to Judge Sifton

Public Policy

  • Skyscraper safety campaign v. Port Authority

News Paper Coverage
Skyscraper Safety Campaign Press Release

Appellate Decision Reversing Lower Court 7/15/03
MTA Appellate Brief
MTA Memorandum of Law
Straphangers Campaign - Press Release 5/14/03 'Hallelujah!' Say Petitioners After Court Orders MTA to Roll Back the Fare
NYPIRG v. MTA, NYTA - Decision/Order
NYPIRG v. MTA, NYTA - Affirmation in Support of Legislative Standing
NYPIRG v. MTA, NYTA - Gregg M. Mashberg - Response Letter
NYPIRG v. MTA, NYTA - Amended Verified Petition
NYPIRG v. MTA, NYTA - Amended Order To Show Cause
NYPIRG v. MTA, NYTA - Memorandum of Law in Support of Petition for Declaration Judgement and Injunctive Relief
NYPIRG v. MTA, NYTA - Petitioner's Supplemental Memorandum of Law in Further Support of Petition for Declaration Judgement and Injunctive Relief
Audit Report on the Financial Practice of the New York City Transit Authority - William C. Thompson, Jr., Comptroller
An Examination of the Finances of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority - Alan G. Hevesi, State Comptroller
Affidavit in Support of Petition - Alan G. Helvesi
Affidavit in Support of Petition - Gary Rose
Affidavit in Support of Petition - Alexander Wood

  • World Trade Center litigation

Corporate Law

Matrimonial Law

Verified Complaint
Order to Show Cause and Affidavits

Order to Show Cause

Report of the Chief Judge
Decision Awarding Custody to Father
Memorandum of Law
Order Granting Custody

Exhibits A-D

Other Cases

  • Straphangers and Common Cause v. MTA

Stadium-Appraisal for $1 Billion Dollars
Affidavit of Gene Russianoff 
Affirmation of Counsel 
IBO Critique of MTA Finances 
MTA Staff Summary of RFP Bid's 
Request for Proposals of February 22, 2005 
Verified Petition of Good Goverment Groups Against MTA 
Memorandum of Law for Injunction 
Affidavit of Councilmember Chris Quinn 

Amicus Brief of New York City Council Speaker Gifford Miller  
St-Exhibits of Affidavit of Ed Watt 
St-Affidavit of Ed Watt  
St-Affidavit of Jon Orcutt 
St-Reply Memo of Law of Petitioners 
St-Mayor's Opposition to Amici by Counceil 
St - Decision of Judge Cahn Dismissing Civic and Union Groups in Favor of MTA and Jet's dated June 2, 2005

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Cases of Interest

Thomas D. Shanahan

Thomas Shanahan has extensive experience promoting and defending human rights of all types in both the public and private sectors of the law. Among his notable honors is his appointment as Deputy Commissioner at the New York State Division of Human Rights...

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