Thomas is a Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney whose areas of specialization encompass public finance law, trial practice, bond finance, corporate law, real estate, commercial law, business law, local government law and sports law.
Most of his work centers on public finance, sports and entertainment law, and local government law. In public finance, his clients typically are government agencies such as housing finance authorities, community development districts and small cities. In sports/entertainment, he represents coaches, players, teams, venues and performing groups (helping to negotiate their recording contracts). In government law, he has served as general counsel for entities such as community development districts, housing finance authorities and industrial development authorities.
Self-described as a “resilient listener” and good processor of information, Thomas is well-known as being especially sensitive to the needs and goals of clients. During his illustrious professional career, he has also been extremely active in the community, with a long list of civic contributions, ranging from his tenure as past president of the University of Central Florida Knights Boosters to serving on the board of directors of the Central Florida Zoo.
Admitted to bar, 1975, Florida; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida and U.S. Supreme Court.
University of Pennsylvania (B.S., Economics, 1966); Wharton School of Finance and Commerce (M.B.A., 1968); Florida State University (J.D., with honors, 1974).
Trustee, University of Pennsylvania; Past President, University of Central Florida Knights Boosters; Former Director, Central Florida Red Cross Chapter; Former Adjunct Professor, University of Central Florida; Former Senior Warden, Cathedral Church of St. Luke; Trustee, Cathedral Church of St. Luke Endowment Fund; Director, Canterbury Conference Center; Director, Cloisters Inc.; Past Chair, Civic Facilities Authority; Past Chair, Weekends of Greater Orlando; Former Member, Florida Public Employees Relations Commission; Board of Directors of Central Florida Zoo.