A.Thomas Levin is a Member of the law firm of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein P.C. located in Garden City.
In addition to serving as General Counsel to the firm, he is Chair of the firm’s Local Government, Land Use and Environmental Impact Review practice and the Professional Responsibility practice.
He originated and chairs the firm’s Veterans’ Scholarship Program at Nassau Community College. Mr. Levin represents private and public sector clients in the fields of local government law, land use regulation, environmental review compliance, cable television franchising, municipal and commercial litigation and appeals, and matters relating to professional responsibility, ethics and disciplinary proceedings.
He is currently a member of the Executive Committees of the NYSBA Local and State Government Law, International and 50+ Sections.
He also serves or formerly served, as Chair, member or Executive Committee Liaison to many committees of that Association, including the Law, Youth & Citizenship Committee, Special Committee on Law Firm Structure and Operations, Bylaws Committee, Committee on Legislative Policy, President’s Special Committee on Access to Justice, Special Committee on Court Structure and Judicial Selection, Special Committee on Legal Issues Affecting Same Sex Couples, Special Committee on Youth Courts, and the Nominating Committee. Mr. Levin also served as New York State Bar Association representative on the ABA House of Delegates and the New York State Independent Judicial Qualification Commission for the Tenth Judicial District.
In the public service field, Mr. Levin has been counsel to the Judiciary Committee of the New York State Assembly and the Joint Legislative Committee on the State’s Economy, and has been active in numerous community and charitable organizations. He is a member and former Chair of the Advisory Council of Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Inc. and currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Institute at Touro Law School.
For more than 40 years, he has been pro bono general counsel to the Day Care Council of Nassau, Inc. and the Rosa Lee Young Childhood Center, and represents many other not-for-profit organizations.
In 2019, Mr. Levin was recognized as one of the Long Island Herald’s Top Lawyers of Long Island. Mr. Levin has been recognized by Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the East and Who’s Who in the World.
In 2013, Mr. Levin was named an Access to Justice Champion by the Nassau County Bar Association for his dedication in providing legal representation on a pro bono basis. He was recognized by American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel Magazine as a “2013 Top Rated Lawyer for Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources”, and in 2013 and 2014 as “Top Rated Lawyer – Land Use and Zoning.”
In 2013 he also received the International Municipal Lawyers Association James H. Epps III Award for Service to Municipal Clients (2013).
Since 2012, Mr. Levin has been annually recognized as a New York Super Lawyer. He also received the Long Island Business News 2011 Leadership in Law Award and 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2012 received the Vanguard in Diversity Award from the Metropolitan Black Bar Association for his accomplishments in promoting diversity in the legal profession.
Mr. Levin is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level in professional excellence, and was recognized by Long Island Pulse Magazine from 2010-2014 as one of the region’s “Top Legal Eagles.”
He was also the recipient of the “Commitment to Justice” Award presented by the Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee in 2002, and has been recognized as an “Empire State Counsel” by the New York State Bar Association annually since 2006 for the strong support he has given to pro bono services, his outstanding leadership in the legal community, and his devotion to improving the justice system on Long Island.