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Lee S. Thomas

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Kent, WA

Harpold Thomas, PC
1851 Central Place S, Suite 203
Kent, WA 98030
Phone: 253-852-5615
Fax: 253-856-9938
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018
Licensed in Washington Since: 2008
Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation: Claimant, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Lee Thomas is the managing partner of the Kent, Washington, law firm of Harpold Thomas, PC. Established in 1972 with the goal of serving the people of Kent, Seattle, and South King and North Pierce counties, founder David Harpold left the firm in Mr. Thomas' very capable hands when he retired. Since attorney Thomas took over the firm, the residents of the area have continued to put their trust in him and the small-town firm known for its dedication to clients who have needs in the following areas:
• Workers' compensation
• Third-party claims
• Personal injury
• Wrongful death
Mr. Thomas' professional career began in education. In fact, he earned a Master of Teaching from Seattle University College of Education before attending law school. In 2008, he began his legal career after earning his Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law and his admission to the Washington State Bar Association. Unsurprisingly, his education did not end there. He is also a graduate of the highly regarded Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College.
Attorney Thomas is highly respected by both his clients and his peers who describe him as being professional, capable, skilled and extremely talented. As evidence of the high regard with which he is held, he is peer-rated as AV Preeminent* according to Martindale-Hubbell and holds a "Superb" Avvo rating.
Mr. Thomas is an active participant in the legal community in Washington state. He is a member of the American Association for Justice and an Eagle member of the Washington State Association for Justice, where he serves on the Workers' Compensation Legislative Steering and Development committees. Mr. Thomas is also a past president and a current trustee for the South King County Bar Association.
*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


4 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018

About Lee S. Thomas

First Admitted: 2008, Washington

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Washington, 2008
  • Trustee - King County Bar Association Board of Trustees, 2017
  • Eagle Member, Washington State Association for Justice, Workers’ Compensation Legislative Steering and Development committees, 2009
  • Past President and Current Trustee, South King County Bar Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 2008

Educational Background

  • Seattle University School of Education, Seattle, Washington, Master in Teaching, 2003
  • University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, Major: Political Science, Minor: History, 2002


  • Service Award, South King County Bar Association, 2013
  • Washington Rising Stars 2015

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Graduate of the Trial Lawyers College, 2013
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Office Location for Lee S. Thomas

1851 Central Place S
Suite 203
Kent, WA 98030

Phone: 253-852-5615

Fax: 253-856-9938

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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