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Jenny M. Thomas has devoted the majority of her career to criminal defense and opposing domestic violence injunctions. She has conducted many jury trials in criminal cases through verdict and has more than seven years of experience fighting for individuals charged with a criminal offense. 

After completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Findlay in Ohio, Jenny graduated from law school at Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, FL, in 2004. Prior to law school, Jenny worked as an adoption assessor and social worker in Ohio with special needs and high risk foster children.

During law school, Ms. Thomas completed an internship at the Alaska Public Defender's Agency, worked as a certified legal intern at the Sixth Judicial Circuit in and for Pinellas County and at Gulfcoast Legal Services providing indigent legal services in the Tampa Bay area. While in law school Ms. Thomas was honored with the William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award, a Nominee for Inclusion in The National Dean's List, and served as a Public Service Fellow from 2002-2004.

After law school, Jenny Thomas gained valuable trial experience as Assistant Public Defender for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in Hillsborough County, FL, where she worked from 2005 until 2009. While at the public defender's office, Jenny Thomas successfully represented clients in misdemeanor and felony cases including serious drug trafficking, armed robbery, home invasion burglary and felony weapons offenses.  She has a vast understanding of litigating cases and ensuring that constitution rights are upheld for individuals subjected to unlawful search and seizure by law enforcement.

Jenny is originally from Upstate New York and spent seven years in Ohio before making the Tampa Bay area her home in 2001.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 95%
  2. Family: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Lily Margaret McCarty

    I have had the pleasure of trying criminal cases as co-counsel with Ms. Thomas. She is a diligent attorney who is very aggressive and loves her job. She will fight for her client, and doesn't have fear. I endorse Ms. Thomas.

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    Lily McCarty Violent Crime Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Maria Pavlidis

    Ms. Thomas is a very talented, skilled and extremely knowledgeable trial attorney. She fights tremendously and effectively for her clients and has significant experience in criminal defense. I endorse this lawyer.

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    Maria Pavlidis Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Thomas Law, P.A.

13014 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., #261
Tampa, FL, 33618

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing200501/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 LawyersThe National Advocates2015
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
FounderThomas Law, P.A.2015 - Present
AssociateSammis Law Firm, PA2011 - 2015
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida BarN/AN/A
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Hillsborough County Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of FindlaySocial WorkBA - Bachelor of Arts1998