Born in southern California, Mr. Thomas moved multiple time to various states before returning to California and graduating from California State University, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in accounting. Mr. Thomas continued on to receive his Master in Business Administration degree from the University of Southern California. In 1998, was admitted to the California State Bar, following his receipt of a Juris Doctorate degree from Western State University, College of Law.
Previously a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Mr. Thomas became a Certified Public Accountant in 1984 and was employed by a “Big Eight” accounting firm until he moved into private practice as Controller. Mr. Thomas worked as either a Controller or Chief Financial Officer for multiple private and publicly held corporations. His experience with varying industries includes, banking, oil and gas, high-tech, construction and investment banking companies. Although retired as a CPA he remains a member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Mr. Thomas started his own financial consulting firm and became involved in workers’ compensation industry in 1991. Later Mr. Thomas started his own law office specializing in business litigation, workers’ compensation and employment issues.
Leadership & Membership
Mr. Thomas joined the firm of DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, APLC as an associate in 2000 and became a partner in 2006. His predominate area of practice is workers’ compensation, representing injured workers. He is a member of California Applicant Attorney Association, and is on their Board of Governors and is the current Orange County chapter’s President.
Languages Spoken: Spanish, English
Licensed since 1998
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top Lawyers in California||The Legal Network||2014|
|Hall of Fame||Western State University College of Law||N/A|
|Managing Partner||DIMARCO | ARAUJO | MONTEVIDEO||2000 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|California Applicants' Attorneys Association chapter||President||2007 - Present|
|California Applicants' Attorneys Association||Member||N/A|
|American Institute of Certified Public Accountants||Member||N/A|
|Orange County Hispanic Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||N/A|
|Orange County College of Trial Advocacy||Member||N/A|
|Orange County Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Member||N/A|
|California Applicants' Attorneys Association||Board of Governors||N/A|
|Western State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|University of Southern California||Finance||MBA||1986|
|California State University, Los Angeles||N/A||undergraduate||1979|
|Uninsured Employers, Dealing with Cases involving the UEBTF||Uninsured Employers||2014|
|California Applicants' Attorneys Association||Obtaining 100% disability post SB899||2010|