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  1. Corporate & Incorporation: 30%
    25 years, 40 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    25 years, 40 cases
  3. Business: 20%
    25 years, 30 cases
  4. Civil Rights: 10%
    25 years, 50 cases
  5. Discrimination: 10%
    25 years, 30 cases



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2930 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI, 48207


MIActive And In Good Standing199811/03/2015
HIAdministrative Suspension198911/06/2015

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reprimand
    issued in MI, 2015


    Reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

  2. Reprimand
    issued in NC, 2001


    Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

    Thomas’s comment: “Not guilty of any ethical wrong-doing.”

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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
LawyerCannabis Counsel, PLC2010 - Present
General Counsel & VP for Business DevelopmentIDEACore, LLC2000 - 2010
LawyerRiecker, Van Dam, Barker and Black1998 - 2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Michigan State University College of LawGeneral Law plus an added concentration in International LawJD - Juris Doctor1989