Thomas W. Budd
Of Counsel

Thomas W. Budd

Of Counsel

Thomas W. Budd is Of Counsel to Clifton Budd & DeMaria, LLP. His main area of practice is in labor law, primarily dealing with union negotiations, union avoidance and other related matters. Although he is experienced in all areas of labor and employment law, his primary focus has been in traditional labor matters. Over the years, he has negotiated hundreds of collective bargaining agreements in such diverse industries as cosmetics, printing, health care, beverage distribution, oil and chemical and many others. He has tried numerous cases before the National Labor Relations Board, some of which involved significant legal issues decided by the Appellate Courts.

As a founding partner of the firm, Mr. Budd began practice as a labor and employment attorney with the law firm of Buell Clifton & Turner. After several years, he and Henry Clifton, Jr. started the law firm that is now known as Clifton Budd & DeMaria, LLP. Throughout Mr. Budd's extensive career, he garnered a strong reputation for his skill in his labor practices. He has overseen many circuit court cases of significance such as cases related to NLRB imposed bargaining orders, the bargaining obligation of joint employers, whether concerted activity is protected and the enforcement of pre-recognition agreements. Mr. Budd has argued cases before the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Tenth, and DC circuits as well as handling the negotiation of hundreds of labor contracts.

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