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Borquaye Thomas’s Client Reviews

     3.5 stars 7 total

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  • 2.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    No Defense from Borquaye

    BA Thomas was my attorney in 2010. He sabotaged my teaching career by not defending me during a due process hearing. My contract was non-renewed. Prior to my hearing he requested that I answer the charges I was charged with by the school system. I answered the charges and provided him with factual evidence to show that the charges were false. Thomas was also give rebuttal, and other documents to support my defense. He presented none of the evidence at the hearing. He also committed perjury when he told the hearing officers the school district could not find my personnel file, and witnesses had other things to do. The hearing officer informed him that he had the power to subpoena witnesses.

    I was charged with insubordination. However, in order to be charged with this only the area superintendent can issue this charge. There were no charges in my personnel file. Nor had any such charges been given. Based on evidence, it is a fact that documented that 5 out of 6 witnesses from the school system committed perjury as well.

    Thomas knew if he did not present any evidence the tribunal would uphold the non-renewal of my contract. As a attorney he knew if he did not present any evidence during the tribunal hearing I would win an appeal. The GADOE does not accept any new evidence on appeal. Meaning, if it was not presented during the tribunal hearing you can not submit it on an appeal. Since Thomas was my attorney I assumed he was acting in my best interest. He was not!! Immediately after the local board hearing he informed me that, "the teacher's organization that funded the local board hearing did not fund appeals.' This was also not true.

    The teachers organization, and the attorney knew funding an appeal would be a waist of money, and time because the outcome of the hearing was pre-determined before the hearing. This meant that I did not have a fair due process hearing.

    Facts that Thomas did not present at the hearing. Evaluations had been copied word for words by the assistant principal and my department chair, evidence to show that I was assigned two" dummy classes". I were placed in a class with students that were not assigned to me. I was not the student teacher and they were not on my class roll. I did not teach them, nor could I assign them a grade. My principal accused me of putting my hands on a student. At least 4 individual including the students wrote statements saying, "I was trying to help him". The student was actually involved in a alteration with a student and another teacher. I was a special education teacher with 1 student in 3 classes. A letter from the GADOE indicates my teaching assignment was a waste of funding. This letter came to me by way of the teacher's association,, and I passed a copy on to Thomas. The Director from the GADOE was not called as a witness and the document was not used as evidence. I was evaluated as a teacher when I was not the "Teacher of Record".

    Thomas demonstrated he was willing to compromise his law profession at the expense of destroying mine. Because of his unlawful acts of professional ethics I have been unemployed for 5 years and homeless.

    In all fairness I would like to give Thomas a 5 on knowledgeable, but it would be unfair. He underestimated my ability. He though I lacked the knowledge and ability to find out the truth.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by A.K.

    Thank you, Attorney B.A. Thomas

    Attorney B.A. Thomas, is honestly worth his weight in gold. I could not ask to be represented by a more knowledgeable lawyer, and his responsiveness is remarkable. In addition, I found the staff at The Law Office of B.A. Thomas, LLC to be affable and well informed. My family and I highly recommend Attorney Thomas.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by LM

    The Teacher's Lawyer indeed!

    If I had to describe B. A. Thomas in one word, it would be, "fearless." He fought the attorneys for the school district, the hearing officer and even challenged the Superintendent! Had it not been for Mr. Thomas' expertise, I would be out of my teaching job. His staff was friendly and professional and they understand the importance of putting "Client's first." The Teacher's Lawyer is one of a kind.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a Education client

    Money well spent...

    I can't speak for anyone else, but I was VERY pleased with Mr. Thomas' representation. Mr. Thomas exceeded my expectations in every sense. He was professional, considerate and skillful in handling my case.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a Education client

    Thank you again Attorney Thomas!

    Mr. Thomas was referred to me by 3 different teachers. He was very professional and knowledgeable about education law and wasn't afraid to fight. I appreciated Mr. Thomas' ability to explain the various steps in the legal process. After my hearing, the Tribunal voted that I should keep my job AND backpay!

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a Education client

    Do not waste your money.....

    This lawyer did not follow up with my case after payment he was invisible.

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    Borquaye A. Thomas’s response: “The posted comment, "Do not waste your money" is simply disrespectful. I've been blessed with the opportunity to represent Educators for close to ten (10) years. If I (or any other attorney for that matter) "do not follow up with you after payment," you can report me/us to the state bar. With that being said, the below stated cases are some of the cases we successfullly litigated: Lynn v. Dekalb County School District Turman v. Atlanta Public Schools Bell v. Atlanta Public Schools Ringer v. Atlanta Public Schools Wesley v. Clayton County Board of Education, Case No. 2012-45 Wilmer v. Clayton County Board of Education, Superior Court Civil Action 2012CV02434 Michael McIntosh v. Heather Gordy, Court of Appeals Case No. A10A1845 Nash v. Dekalb County Board of Education, State Board of Education Case No. 2012-06 Henderson v. Atlanta Board of Education, State Board of Education Case No. 2012-44 Wilmer v. Clayton County Board of Education, State Board of Education Case No. 2012-40 Woodland v. Richmond County Board of Education, State Board of Education Case No. 2011-27 Kendrick v. Atlanta City Board of Education, State Board of Education Case No. 2008-53 Nelson v. Atlanta City Board of Education, State Board of Education Case No. 2007-24 Dowell v. Atlanta City Board of Education, State Board of Education Case No. 2006-76 McDaniels v. Atlanta City Board of Education, State Board of Education Case No. 2006-39 Nelson v. Atlanta City Board of Education, State Board of Education Case No. 2005-18 Collins v. Atlanta City Board of Education, State Board of Education Case No. 2005-14 Gibson v. Professional Standards Commission, Superior Ct. Civil Action No. 2009 CV177425 Johnson v. Cobb County School District Worthy v Haralson County School District McKnight v. Atlanta Public Schools Mahone v. Clayton County School District McGee v. Atlanta Public Schools McGee v. Professional Standards Commission Oduah v. Atlanta Public Schools Deru v. Cobb County School District Ross v. Clayton County School District Jordan v. Professional Standards Commission Desimone v. Cobb County School District Baker v. Clayton County School District Simmons v. Clayton County School District Hopkins v. Dekalb County School District Yarbrough v. Clayton County School District Minton v. Dekalb County School District Dawson v. Dekalb County School District Thomas v. Clayton County School District Danhi v. Deklab County School District Zak v. Dekalb County School District Powell v. Atlanta Public Schools Hubbard v. Atlanta Public Schools”
  • 2.0 stars

    Posted by a Education client

    Lack of Interest

    This attorney initially seemed interested in my case and lead lme to believe he was looking out for my best interest. Within two months of handling my case and submitting the retainer he became unavailable and often did not return my calls. I eventually had to find another attorney and when I informed him I no longer needed his services, he did not reply.

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    Borquaye A. Thomas’s response: “This comment is very disturbing as I have literally represented 100's of Clients and never want a dissatisfied customer. While every attorney at our firm aims to please every Client, we sometimes fall short of every Client's expectation. If possible, I respectfully ask this "Client" to contact me to discuss their experience, so I can improve as an attorney and as an advocate for Teachers. I am pleased, however, that this "Client" at least rated me as knowledgeable. In all seriousness, I apologize that the above individual's experience was not a pleasant one.”