Jeffrey Scott Thomas

Jeffrey Scott Thomas

Resolving High-Stakes Employment Law Disputes for Employers
  • Employment Law
  • California
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Biography

With more than 25 years of experience as an employment law litigator and counselor in Southern California, Jeffrey’s expertise and success have earned him third-party recognition including: -- Awarded the prestigious AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell in 2013 and 2014, a “significant rating accomplishment” that is “a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence”; -- Membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an invitation-only association reserved for litigators and trial lawyers who have obtained one or more judgments or settlements of $1 million or more; -- Designated a 2014 and 2015 SuperLawyer in employment litigation defense, based on peer-review evaluations of his legal skills and effectiveness, as announced in Los Angeles Magazine; -- A recipient of the 2013 and 2014 Avvo Clients’ Choice Awards — presented by one of the nation’s leading attorney review and referral services; -- Selected and approved by major EPLI carriers for his “expertise in the defense of employment-related matters” and implementing “strategies for efficiently resolving claims.” A sought after speaker, Jeffrey has presented to groups including the Screen Actors, Directors, and Writers Guilds of America, the Golden State Peace Officers Association, bar associations, chambers of commerce, and municipalities. Jeffrey is active in professional organizations including: -- Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section – Executive Committee Member and Secretary; -- Association of Southern California Defense Counsel – Member; -- ProVisors, a California-based association of senior professionals – Executive Committee Member and Host – ProVisors West Hollywood; -- Financial Services Industry Exchange (FSIX), an association of select professionals serving the financial services industry – Member; -- California, Beverly Hills, and West Hollywood Chamber

Practice Area
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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9th Circuit
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United States District Court - Central District of California
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United States District Court - Eastern District of California
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United States District Court - Northern District of California
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United States District Court - Southern District of California
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Professional Experience
Principal
Thomas Employment Law Advocates, a Professional Corporation
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Partner
Duran & Thomas LLP
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Partner
Wells & Thomas
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Education
University of Kansas
B.A. | Journalism
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University of Kansas School of Law
J.D. | Law
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Professional Associations
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Member
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West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
Member
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Financial Services Industry Exchange (FSiX)
Member
Current
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California Chamber of Commerce
Member
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Provisors
Host & Executive Committee Member, West Hollywood I
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Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce
Member
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Beverly Hills Bar Association
Secretary & Vice Chair-elect, Labor & Employment Law Section
- Current
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Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
Member
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California State Bar  # 131365
Member
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
9200 W. Sunset Blvd.
Ste. 804
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Telephone: (310) 276-5297
Fax: (323) 443-1736