- Business Law
- Criminal Law
- Labor and Employment
- Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations
- Real Estate
- Family Law
- Municipal Law
- Eminent Domain
- Trusts and Estates
- Personal Injury
University of Iowa, B.A., Political Science and Psychology, 1969
University of Iowa, J.D., with highest distinctions, 1974
1974, Iowa and U.S. District Court, Southern and Northern Districts of Iowa; 1988, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
Johnson County (President, 1993-1994), Iowa State and American Bar Associations.; Member of the Iowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission
With USMC, 1969-1971
Lake City, Iowa, January 1, 1947
Phi Delta Phi; Order of the Coif. Member: Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers; Iowa Association for Justice. Listed, The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Business Litigation and Personal Injury. Included in Iowa Super Lawyers and Great Plains Super Lawyers (limited to the top 5% of the lawyers in those geographical areas).
Thomas is a member of the American, Iowa and Johnson County Bar associations, served the Iowa Bar Association Committee on Jury Instruction and is a current member of the Sixth Judicial District Nominating Commission. Thomas is a past president of the Johnson County Bar Association. He is a member of the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers and the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association. Thomas has been included in Best Lawyers in America from 2000 to the present. Thomas is a certified as a mediator by the American Academy of ADR Attorneys.
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