Thomas Kranidas, Esq.
Personal Injury Lawyer
I was not one of the lucky people who know from a very early age exactly what they want to be when they grow up. Through the process of maturing, working and going to college, I knew that I had a keen interest in making people’s lives better, but was not really sure how.
After I graduated from college, I worked for two years in a wholesale warehouse. I worked with people from many different backgrounds and learned a lot about real life problems. I decided that becoming a lawyer would be a way to use my abilities in a meaningful and fulfilling way. During law school, I worked as a paralegal in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office. After graduation, I was appointed an Assistant District Attorney in Kings County.
After four years as an ADA I joined a small practice in Brooklyn and did extensive court appointed criminal defense for those who could not afford private counsel. After some years in Brooklyn, my family life took me out to Denver, Colorado where I practiced law for fifteen years, including family law, consumer bankruptcy, personal injury and general practice. Moving back to New York after many years away, I worked for four years at a personal injury firm in Brooklyn, while also doing some general practice work for the firm.
Finding a position at Sobo & Sobo has been a great opportunity for me to focus on personal injury cases and work one on one with my clients. With the excellent help of dedicated paralegals, I focus on each client and strive to give them the highest level of personal attention. For me, each client’s case is a unique and special journey. My greatest satisfaction is achieving the best result for my client.
- 1985 New York
- 1988 United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
- 1988 United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- 1988 United States District Court for the District of Colorado
- 1991 United States Supreme Court
- 1995 Colorado
Professional Associations and Memberships
- 1985 American Bar Association
- 1985 New York State Bar Association
- 1981 State University of New York, College at Old Westbury, BA
- 1984 Brooklyn Law School, JD
- 2005 Colorado Bar Association Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation
There is no greater satisfaction than a jury verdict in favor of your client.
I enjoy the challenge of helping people through the very difficult issues that arise when legal problems enter their individual lives.
I am a member of the New York State Bar Association because I believe it is important to stay in touch with statewide and national issues affecting lawyers and our clients. The Bar Association also helps me keep up to date on changes and developments in the law.
I want to learn as much about the individual and the case as possible. I want the client to understand the strengths and the weaknesses of their individual case and I want the client to know that we have to work together to obtain the best result.
I have lived and worked in a variety of places and with a lot of different people from diverse backgrounds. I think this experience has helped me to understand people and problems and to do a better job for our clients.