Attorney Thomas has been a civil litigation attorney for over 17 years. Beginning her career as a judicial law clerk in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, she honed her skills in legal research and writing, and worked closely with the judges in overseeing jury selection, ruling on motions, and drafting judicial opinions.
After finishing her clerkship, Attorney Thomas shifted to litigation as an insurance defense attorney for eight years giving her invaluable experience in wrongful death, premises liability, products liability, dog bite liability, professional liability, and motor vehicle liability cases. She also built an expertise in valuing cases for settlement and/or verdict potential. By working closely with the insurance adjusters, Attorney Thomas gained insight into how insurance companies value claims, set reserves, and enter settlement negotiations. During this time, Attorney Thomas also worked directly with corporate clients, specifically mental health/mental retardation facilities and day care centers, to investigate serious incidents and accidents. She also devised or revised corporate internal policies and procedures to implement proper employee training and reporting of serious incidents to minimize liability exposure.
Attorney Thomas later decided to represent individuals in personal injury, employment, and medical malpractice cases. During this time, she became an expert negotiator and litigator, eventually focusing her practice on representing injured individuals in medical malpractice.
Given her background handling cases for both sides of complex legal issues, Attorney Thomas has a unique perspective understanding the inner-workings of the court system and insurance companies. She has negotiated numerous successful settlements for her clients including multiple million dollar plus settlements.
Attorney Thomas has consistently been recognized as an outstanding lawyer. In 2019, she was named a Litigator of the Year by the American Institute of Trial Lawyers. Since 2018, Attorney Thomas was named one of the Top Ten Personal Injury Attorneys in Massachusetts. From 2015 through 2017, she was selected as a “Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star.” From 2010 through 2014, she was selected as a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star.” Attorney Thomas was also named “Top Women Attorneys in Massachusetts” in 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Attorney Thomas is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, as well as the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Attorney Thomas is also a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Women’s Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, Lawyers of Distinction, Boston Business Women, and USA500. Attorney Thomas also serves on the Board of Directors of the YMCA – Cape Cod.
Attorney Thomas received her BA from Ursinus College in 1999 and her JD from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2002.