Norman Thomas

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Appellate Attorney in Richmond, VA

Norman A. Thomas, PLLC
 | 1015 East Main Street, Lower Level
Richmond, VA 23219-3549
Phone: 804-905-8923
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Appellate
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    Norman Thomas conducts appellate litigation across the spectrum of subject matters, civil and criminal, primarily in the Virginia Supreme Court, Virginia Court of Appeals, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.  Mr. Thomas also accepts appellate cases arising in the State Corporation Commission of Virginia.  He represents clients from across Virginia and beyond.  Since 1988, he has been a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.  His annual selections for Super Lawyers in Appellate Law are among the greatest honors of his legal career.   He is AV-rated with Martindale-Hubbell, and a consistent selection for Virginia Business Magazine's "Legal Elite" in Appellate Law, and for Virginia Coastal Magazine as a "Top Lawyer" in Appellate Law.  He is an active member in leadership positions with the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and the Virginia Bar Association.

     
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    Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020

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    About Norman Thomas

    Admitted: 1981, Virginia

    Professional Webpage: https://www.normanthomaslaw.com/about

    Honors/Awards:

    • Norman Thomas was recognized again in 2020 by Coastal Virginia Magazine as a "Top Lawyer" in Appellate Law., "Top Lawyer" in Appellate Law, Coastal Virginia Magazine, 2020
    • Norman Thomas is rated of Preeminent abilities and highest ethical standards., AV Martindale-Hubbell Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
    • Norman Thomas was recognized as Lawyer of the Year in Appellate Law for Richmond, Virginia., Lawyer of the Year in Appellate Law, Richmond Virginia, Best Lawyers in America., 2020
    • Norman Thomas was recognized again in 2020 by Virginia Business Magazine as a "Legal Elite" in Appellate Law., "Legal Elite" in Appellate Law, Virginia Business Magazine, 2020
    • Norman Thomas was recognized again in 2020 by Super Lawyers in Appellate Law., Recognition for Appellate Law, Super Lawyers, 2020

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • In addition to his active appellate law practice, Norman Thomas is a certified Appellate Mediator through the Office of Dispute Resolution Services of the Supreme Court of Virginia.  Mr. Thomas takes pride in working as a neutral to facilitate alternative dispute resolution in the appellate courts., 2020

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • American Bar Association
    • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Amicus Committee Co-Chair, 2016-17
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia; October 21, 2013
    • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia; June 20, 1982
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia; July 1, 1981
    • Supreme Court of the United States; October 3, 1988
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; June 23, 1981
    • Supreme Court of Virginia; June 11, 1981
    • Norman Thomas is an active member of the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, and the Virginia Bar Association.  He chairs VTLA's Appellate Section and holds a seat on its Board of Governors.  Mr. Thomas also serves as Secretary of the VBA's Appellate Section Council.  He is certified as an Appellate Mediator through the Office of Dispute Resolution Services of the Supreme Court of Virginia., 2020

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Lewis F. Powell, Jr., American Inn of Court, Member
    • First Baptist Church of Richmond, Member
    • Bristow Beach Community and Civic Association, President, 2016-20; 2006-10

    Educational Background:

    • Marshall--Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary, 1981
    • University of Virginia, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), with Distinction, Government and Economics, 1978

    Industry Groups

    • Civil Appeals
    • Criminal Appeals
    • State and Federal Courts
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    Office Location for Norman Thomas

    1015 East Main Street
    Lower Level
    Richmond, VA 23219-3549

    Phone: 804-905-8923

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    Last Updated: 9/22/2020

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