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David Hansen Thomas

also known as David H. Thomas, Dave Thomas

Practice areas:

White Collar Crime, Federal Crime, Criminal Defense

About Me

Dave Thomas has a criminal defense practice in state and federal courts around Ohio, with a focus on complex criminal cases and white collar criminal defense. Dave has extensive jury trial experience ranging from DUI and domestic violence to corporate fraud, ethics offenses, drug trafficking, and aggravated murder. He also represents individuals in Government investigations, state and federal Grand Jury proceedings, and administrative matters involving the Ohio Ethics Commission, the Ohio Inspector General, and the Ohio Attorney General's Office. Dave is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and is recognized in Best Lawyers in America for criminal defense and as a Super Lawyer in criminal defense by Super Lawyers magazine. He also gives presentations to lawyers on evidence and trial practice.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. White Collar Crime: 50%
    15 years
  2. Federal Crime: 30%
    15 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    15 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Andrew Hugh Stevenson

    I strongly endorse David Thomas. I had the opportunity to work with him on a very complicated murder case. His attention to detail was remarkable and the effort he put forth successfully defending his client was outstanding. He is a thoughtful and caring attorney who is committed to defending his clients.

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    Andrew Stevenson Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Edward R. Forman

    My firm frequently refers our clients with criminal concerns to Mr. Thomas, and we have received nothing but positive feedback. Mr. Thomas evaluates his clients' situations holistically, addressing criminal issues in the context of a client's overall well being. We trust him with the most serious concerns.

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    Edward Forman Civil Rights Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Taft Stettinius & Hollister

65 East State Street
Suite 1000
Columbus, OH, 43215

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
OHActive199908/10/2015
MNInactive200206/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
criminal defense: non-white collarBest Lawyers in America2015
Lawyers of the Year for criminal defense: white collar crimeBest Lawyers in America2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
criminal defense: white collarBest Lawyers in America2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
criminal defense: white collarBest Lawyers in America2014
criminal defense: non-white collarBest Lawyers in America2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
criminal defense: non-white collarBest Lawyers in America2013
criminal defense: white collarBest Lawyers in America2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale Hubbell2013
criminal defense: white collarBest Lawyers in America2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale Hubbell2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
criminal defense: non-white collarBest Lawyers in America2012
criminal defense: white collarBest Lawyers in America2011
criminal defense: non-white collarBest Lawyers in America2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerTaft, Stettinius & Hollister, LLP2015 - Present
PartnerMeeks & Thomas Co., LPA2013 - 2015
AttorneyR. William Meeks Co., LPA1999 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Columbus Bar Association, Professional Ethics CommitteeN/A2009 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A1999 - Present
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A1999 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssocationN/A1999 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State of Ohio v. Eric HopkinsAcquitted after a two week jury trial

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio State UniversityN/Ajuris doctor1999
Wittenberg UniversityhistoryBA1996

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Ohio Public Employees Lawyers AssociationCriminal Law for the Public Employee2015
Criminal AdvocacyEvidentiary Issues at Trial2014
Trial Skills InstituteCross Examination2013
Criminal AdvocacyEvidentiary Issues at Trial2013
Trial Skills InstituteOpening Statements2011
Criminal Advocacy SeminarEvidentiary Issues at Trial2011
The Criminal Defense Trial from Start to FinishPresentation of Defense Evidence2008