Albert S. Thomas, Jr.

Top rated Workers' Compensation attorney in Wilson, North Carolina

Farris & Thomas Law
Albert S. Thomas, Jr.
Farris & Thomas Law

Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation, Appellate; view more

Licensed in North Carolina since: 1975

Education: University of North Carolina School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022

Farris & Thomas Law

104 Nash St. N.
Wilson, NC 27893 Visit website


Albert S. Thomas Jr. is an attorney in Wilson, North Carolina, with over 45 years of legal experience. He is a partner at Farris & Thomas Law and handles cases involving appellate law, mediation, workers’ compensation and major civil disputes. He represents clients in Wilson and the surrounding areas.

Mr. Thomas graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor's degree in journalism, before going on to earn his law degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law. He holds a license to practice law before all North Carolina state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Prior to joining Farris & Thomas Law, Mr. Thomas served as a judge on the North Carolina Court of Appeals and on the district court bench, and was the chief district court judge for Judicial District 7.

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Thomas has served in numerous leadership positions for many legal and community organizations. He served on the Governor's Crime Commission, the North Carolina Sentencing Commission, and the Governor's Juvenile Code Revision Committee.  He is a valuable contributor to his community as well, continuing to serve on the board of directors of the Foundation YMCA of Wilson as president and on the Arts Council Endowment Committee.  Among other organizations, he served on the 4-H and Youth Committee and on the boards of the Wilson Chamber of Commerce and Wilson County Habitat for Humanity.  He is a founding member of Y.O.U.T.H. of Wilson County and Wilson Families in Action.

Additionally, Mr. Thomas serves as an adjunct instructor at Barton College, teaching Constitutional Law and criminal law, and is a former instructor at North Carolina Wesleyan College and at Juvenile Court Training for district court judges. He wrote and directed a script for the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts' juvenile law training film.

Practice areas

Workers' Compensation: Claimant, Appellate

Focus areas


  • 90% Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 10% Appellate

First Admitted: 1975, North Carolina

Professional Webpage:

  • , Kappa Tau Alpha Honorary Journalism Fraternity
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • St. Therese Catholic Church, life-long member
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Adjunct Instructor, Wesleyan College, 1987 to 1990
  • Directed and wrote script for “Alternatives”, a juvenile law training film for the AOC
  • Juvenile Court Procedures, North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts, 1992
  • Instructor, North Carolina Judges' Certification for Juvenile Court, 1990 to 2000
  • Adjunct Instructor, Barton College, 1978 to Present
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • North Carolina, 1975
  • Wilson County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, 1991 to 2001
  • Nash Community College Criminal Justice Curriculum Review Committee, 1998 to 2000
  • Wilson Criminal Justice Partnership Advisory Board, 1995 to 2001
  • Wilson Police Project Turnaround Board, 1996 to 1997
  • Wilson 2000 Board, 1987 to 1988
  • Wilson County 4-H and Youth Advisory Board, 1979 to 1980
  • Parish Advisory Council, Member, 1986 to 1988
  • Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, Executive Committee, 1989 to 1991
  • Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 1988 to 1991
  • Wilson Families in Action, Founding Board
  • Y.O.U.T.H. of Wilson, Founding Board
  • Wilson YMCA Board, 2003
  • Governor's Commission on Juvenile Crime and Justice, Code Advisory Committee, 1997 to 1998
  • Guardian Ad Litem Advisory Committee, 1994 to 2000
  • Governor's Juvenile Code Revision Committee, 1977 to 1979
  • Conference of District Court Judges' Juvenile Justice Committee, Chairman, 1996 to 2000
  • North Carolina Sentencing and Policy Advisory Commission, 1999 to 2001
  • North Carolina Supreme Court Custody Mediation Subcommittee, 1999 to 2003
  • State Advisory Council on Juvenile Justice, 1999 to 2001
  • Governor's Crime Commission, Executive Board, 1998 to 2000
  • Governor's Crime Commission, 2005 to 2009
  • Governor's Crime Commission, 1997 to 2002
  • Board of Directors, Executive Board, Wilson YMCA
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1978
Educational Background:
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, A.B. in Journalism with Honorary Journalism Society, 1971

Office location for Albert S. Thomas, Jr.

104 Nash St. N.
Wilson, NC 27893

Phone: 252-787-4463


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