Edward D. Thomas, Sr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Indianapolis, IN

Thomas Law LLC
 | 5555 Monument Circle, Suite 700
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-762-9732
Selected To Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Business/Corporate (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    Edward D. Thomas Sr. is the founder of Thomas Law LLC in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mr. Thomas has over a decade of legal experience and is an established business, commercial and employment litigation attorney. His clients include individuals and employers in Indianapolis and throughout the surrounding areas.

    Before opening his firm, Mr. Thomas practiced at a private Indianapolis firm, litigating complex business and commercial matters. He also served as general counsel for a major technology company and spent several years as a paralegal with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps.

    The recipient of several awards for his contributions to the legal profession, the Indianapolis Business Journal included Mr. Thomas on its “40 under 40” list in 2014 and Indiana Lawyer magazine named him an “up & coming lawyer” in 2015. Additionally, he was a finalist for the Center for Leadership Development’s Achievement in Professions Award.

    Active in the Indiana State Bar Association, Mr. Thomas serves on the organization’s Board of Governors and Business Law Section council. He also belongs to the Marion County Bar Association, the Indianapolis Bar Association, the Indiana Conference for Legal Education Opportunity, the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana and the Defense Research Institute.

    In addition to his law practice, Mr. Thomas has authored articles for various publications and spoken at continuing legal education conferences. He volunteers with the Protective Order Pro Bono Project of Greater Indianapolis and is a former participant in the Mediation assistance Program through the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

    Mr. Thomas earned a bachelor’s degree in sports management from Indiana University Bloomington and received his law degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He also holds a master of business administration degree from the Baker College Center for Graduate Studies.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 50%Business Litigation
    • 50%Business/Corporate
    Focus Areas

    Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Contracts, Business Organizations

    Selections

    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

    Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020

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    About Edward Thomas, Sr.

    Admitted: 2010, Indiana

    Professional Webpage: https://www.edthomaslaw.com/about-1.html

    Honors/Awards:

    • Indiana Conference for Legal Education Opportunity, Fellow, 2005
    • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2016 - 2020
    • Finalist, Achievement in Professions Award, Center for Leadership Development, 2014
    • Forty Under 40, Indianapolis Business Journal, 2014
    • Up & Coming Lawyer, The Indiana Lawyer, 2015

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • State of Indiana, 2010
    • Marion County Bar Association
    • Indianapolis Bar Association, Diversity Job Fair Committee, 2013 ‐ 2015
    • Business Law Section Council, 2014 – Present
    • Indiana State Bar Association, Board of Governors, 2016 – Present
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 2010
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 2010

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Protective Order Pro Bono Project of Greater Indianapolis, Inc, Volunteer, 2006
    • YMCA Urban Mission Center, 2014 – 2016
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, Mediation Assistance Program, 2011 – 2015
    • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
    • ​​Defense Research Institute, Committee Member, Diversity for Success Expo, 2011
    • Leadership Development Academy Class III, 2014
    • Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee, 2014

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • "Indiana joins a national trend in establishing commercial courts," Indiana Minority Business Magazine, April 25, 2016.
    • "Find it Free and Fast on the Net: Strategies for Legal Research on the Web," National Business Institute, December 19, 2014.
    • Panelist, Indiana Legal Education Conclave, 2015.
    • "Tips on determining testamentary capacity," The Indiana Lawyer, September 11, 2013.
    • "When drafting a will, be as specific as possible," The Indiana Lawyer, September 10, 2014.

    Educational Background:

    • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, B.S. Sports Management, 1998
    • Baker College, Center for Graduate Studies, M.B.A., Finance, 2011
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    Office Location for Edward D. Thomas, Sr.

    5555 Monument Circle
    Suite 700
    Indianapolis, IN 46204

    Phone: 317-762-9732

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    Last Updated: 9/17/2020

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