Christopher P. Thomas

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Christopher P. Thomas
SMT Legal

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense; view more

Licensed in Pennsylvania since: 2010

Education: Duquesne University School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020
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114 Smithfield St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Visit website


Christopher P. Thomas took full advantage of the opportunity to work alongside a renowned criminal defense attorney for 11 years to develop the skills, courtroom acumen and knowledge of criminal laws that now benefit the clients of the SMT Legal. Serving clients throughout the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, Mr. Thomas concentrates his practice in the area of criminal defense. Mr. Thomas works aggressively on his clients' behalf in all types of criminal cases ranging from traffic violations to homicide and manslaughter. He also defends individuals charged with violating the laws pertaining to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Mr. Thomas graduated cum laude from Point Park University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science before attending and graduating from Duquesne University School of Law with a Juris Doctor. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Throughout his early career, Mr. Thomas worked on high-profile cases involving the defense of professional athletes and coaches, college athletes, entertainers, authors, doctors, lawyers and politicians charged with violation of the criminal laws. Many of the high-profile cases he has handled have been featured on the major television network news reports, CNN, ESPN and Good Morning America.

Mr. Thomas is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Allegheny County Bar Association. He has earned an "Excellent" rating from his peers through Avvo. He was additionally named one of the Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers for the year 2016.  Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers for the year 2017.  The Global Directory of Who's Who Top Lawyer 2019

Practice areas

Criminal Defense

Focus areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Overdrawn Bank Account, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations

  • 100% Criminal Defense

First Admitted: 2010, Pennsylvania

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
  • The National Trial Lawyers, 2019
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
Educational Background:
  • Point Park University with a B.A. in Political Science, cum laude, 2000
  • , National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, National Trial lawyers, 2017
  • , American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys 10 Best, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2019
  • , The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, The National Trial Lawyers, 2019

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Great lawyer. Trustworthy. Personable and friendly.”

“Chris is one of the best criminal attorneys around.”

Office location for Christopher P. Thomas

114 Smithfield St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Phone: 412-844-7116


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020

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