Thomas is an Associate in the Litigation Department at McDonald Hopkins and part of the firm’s commercial litigation team. He focuses his practice on commercial litigation and general litigation matters, with specific experience when it comes to state/federal appellate litigation, administrative law, environmental law, and election law. Thomas’ litigation experience stems from serving as Assistant Attorney General and Assistant Solicitor General for the Office of the West Virginia Attorney General, prior to joining McDonald Hopkins. In that capacity he participated in a number of high-impact cases, including the landmark Supreme Court case West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency. In addition to litigating a wide variety of matters, Thomas provides strategic guidance to clients, having advised numerous heads of state agencies. He also has experience organizing and advising multi-state coalitions on federal regulatory and litigation issues.
Thomas earned his J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and his Master of Arts from The Ohio State University John Glenn College of Public Affairs. He earned his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from John Carroll University.
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
The Ohio State University
John Carroll University
Admissions – Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
Admissions – State