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David Hansen Thomas

also known as David H. Thomas, Dave Thomas

About me

Dave Thomas is a partner in Taft’s Corporate Compliance and White Collar Criminal Defense practice. He counsels and represents companies, public officials, health care providers, and other professionals who are the subject of state and federal investigations and prosecutions involving the United States Department of Justice and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, as well as county prosecutors throughout the state. He also assists clients in responding to subpoenas from Government regulators, including federal agencies like the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Drug Enforcement Administration and state agencies such as the Ohio Auditor’s Office, Ohio Ethics Commission, and Ohio Inspector General.


 


 


Dave brings a broad range of experience to Taft’s criminal defense practice. He has tried more than sixty cases in state and federal courts, in matters ranging from aggravated murder to corporate fraud and federal conspiracy. Dave has also argued in state and federal appeals courts and the Supreme Court of Ohio. He has served as lead counsel defending white collar cases ranging from ethics and public corruption to health care fraud, banking violations, Government contract fraud, tax fraud, money laundering, and environmental crime.

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Practice areas

Licensed

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

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • 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

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
OHActive199901/13/2016
MNInactive200207/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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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
AttorneyR. William Meeks Co., LPA1999 - Present
PartnerMeeks & Thomas Co., LPA2013 - 2015
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/AJD - Juris Doctor1999
Wittenberg UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ohio Public Employees Lawyers AssociationCriminal Law for the Public Employee2015
Criminal Advocacy SeminarResponding to Government Invitations2015
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