Archibald J. Thomas, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Jacksonville, FL

Law Offices of Archibald Thomas
 | 4651 Salisbury Road, Suite 255
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Phone: 904-674-2222
Fax: 904-296-2341
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (50%)
Attorney Profile

Mr. Thomas is board-certified by The Florida Bar in the area of Labor and Employment Law and was a member of The Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Board Certification Committee from 2000 through 2008. He was a faculty member of the Stetson University College of Law Employment Trial Skills Lawyers Program from 2000 through 2004.

Mr. Thomas is past President of the Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association and a member and past President of the Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. He is also a member of the Labor and Employment Section of The Florida Bar where he served on the Executive Council from 2006 through 2008, and he was the Chair of the Current Legal Developments Committee and Co-Chair of the Individual Rights Committee for the Labor and Employment Section. He was also a member of The Florida Bar 2001 Labor and Employment Law Certification Examination Grade Review Panel. Mr. Thomas has written numerous articles and has lectured extensively on employment law issues.

Mr. Thomas received his Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law in 1977, where he was a member of the Law Review. After graduating from law school Mr. Thomas was employed as law clerk to the Honorable Paul Game Jr., United States Magistrate Judge, Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division. After being employed for several years as the first Assistant Federal Public Defender for the Jacksonville Division of the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Mr. Thomas established his own firm.

Mr. Thomas' firm limits its practice to the representation of employees in cases involving all aspects of labor and employment law and has received an AV Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He is a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association, and serves on its labor and employment law committee. He is currently serving on the Sexual Harassment, Age Discrimination, Federal Employee, and Title VII Committees of the National Employment Lawyers Association. He is admitted to practice before all Florida Courts, the United States District Court, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 5th, 11th Circuit and Federal Circuits, the United States Claims Court and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Thomas is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law and the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment Litigation (50%)

Employment & Labor (50%)

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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  • About Archibald Thomas, III

    Admitted: 1977, Florida

    Professional Webpage: http://www.job-rights.com/arch.htm

    Honors/Awards:

    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2008 & 2009, Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 2008
    • AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
    • The Guide to Leading American Attorney's
    • Listed in Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, 2009
    • Who's Who in America
    • America's Leading Business Lawyers, Chambers USA, 2003 - 2004
    • Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
    • Who's Who In American Law

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Labor and Employment Law, Board Certified by the Florida Bar, 2001

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Former President, Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association
    • Emeritus Member, Chester Bedell Inns of Court, 2019
    • Former Chair, Current Legal Developments Committee, Florida Bar
    • Member, Jacksonville Bar Association
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
    • Past President, Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
    • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
    • Member, Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Certification Committee, 2002 - 2008
    • Member, Grade Review Panel, Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Board Certification Examination, 2001
    • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1977
    • Member, Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 2007
    • Co-Chair, State Chapter, Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association
    • Former Co-Chair, Individual Rights Committee, Florida Bar
    • Florida, 1977
    • Sexual Harassment, Age Discrimination, Federal Employee and Title VII, National Employment Lawyers Association
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Member, Stetson University College of Law Review, 1977
    • Faculty Member, Teaching New Lawyers Who Handle Employment Cases to Become Fffective Trial Advocates, The Stetson University College of Law Employment Trial Skills Lawyers Program, 2000 - 2004
    • Employment Law, The National Employment Lawyers Association
    • Employment Law, The American Bar Association
    • Employment Law, The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
    • Employment Law, The Florida Bar
    • Employment Law, The Jacksonville Bar Association
    • Employment Law, Florida NELA

    Educational Background:

    • University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, B.A., 1973
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    Office Location for Archibald J. Thomas, III

    4651 Salisbury Road
    Suite 255
    Jacksonville, FL 32256

    Phone: 904-674-2222

    Fax: 904-296-2341

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