Thomas R Nolasco

About Thomas R. Nolasco

Thomas R. Nolasco is an AV-preeminnent rated and Southwest Super Lawyer with a diverse litigation practice that includes resolving breach of contract, insurance defense, 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.

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 6-figure fraudulent transfer claim through jury trial resulting in defense verdict.
  • 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 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.

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




AV-Preeminent Rating with Martindale

Hubbell. Southwest Super Lawyers

Arizona’s Finest Lawyers

Arizona Foothills Magazine nomination “Best Commercial Lawyer” (2012)

Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys

Professional Involvement

Professional Liability Defense Federation, Accounting Malpractice Section, Past Chair

International Law Section of State Bar of Arizona, Past-Chair