David H. Thomas

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Columbus, OH

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
 | 65 E State St, Suite 1000
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-334-6199
Fax: 614-221-2007
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2011 - 2014
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (80%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%)
Attorney Profile

Dave Thomas is a partner in Taft’s Corporate Compliance and White Collar Criminal Defense practice. He advises and represents companies, executives, public officials, health care providers, and other professionals who are the subject of state and federal investigations and prosecutions involving the United States Department of Justice and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, as well as county prosecutors throughout the state. He has defended clients in complex matters involving federal agencies like the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Drug Enforcement Administration and state agencies such as the Ohio Auditor’s Office, Ohio Ethics Commission, and Ohio Inspector General.

Dave brings a broad range of experience to Taft’s criminal defense practice. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and has tried more than sixty cases in state and federal courts, in matters ranging from aggravated murder to corporate fraud and federal conspiracy. Dave has also argued in state and federal appeals courts and the Supreme Court of Ohio. He has served as lead counsel defending white collar cases ranging from ethics and public corruption to health care fraud, banking violations, Government contract fraud, tax fraud, money laundering, and environmental crime. He also serves on Taft's Executive Committee and is the Litigation Chair for Taft's Columbus office.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: White Collar (80%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Criminal Defense (20%): Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, False Accusations, Tax Evasion, Theft

Focus Areas

White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, False Accusations, Tax Evasion, Theft


Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2011 - 2014

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About David Thomas

Admitted: 1999, Ohio

Professional Webpage: https://www.taftlaw.com/people/david-h-thomas


  • Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star, Honoree, 2011-2014
  • Best Lawyers in America® - Lawyer of the Year, Honoree 2015, 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Criminal Defense: White Collar; General Practice, 2011-present
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Criminal Defense: White Collar, 2015-present
  • AV Peer Review Rating, LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Criminal Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2011

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Columbus Bar Association Professional Ethics Committee, 2007-2017
  • Western District of Michigan
  • Southern District of Ohio State
  • Member, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board of Governors, Columbus Bar Association, 2015-present
  • Northern District of Ohio
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Ohio, 1999
  • Member, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Columbus Bar Association Homeless Project
  • Boy Scouts of America, Simon Kenton Council Capital City District Committee Chair, 2014-2017

Educational Background:

  • Wittenberg University, BA, magna cum laude, 1996
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Office Location for David H. Thomas

65 E State St
Suite 1000
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: 614-334-6199

Fax: 614-221-2007

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Last Updated: 10/2/2019

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