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Our firm is committed to advancing the rights of employees in the workplace. Our lawyers are members and avid supporters of the National Employment Lawyers Association, the only national lawyers association committed to this goal through the passage of legislation and by development of the law through the courts. Our firm has received the highest rating given to law firms from the Martindale-Hubbell lawyer rating service for ethical standards and legal ability.


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Practice areas


  1. Wrongful Termination: 50%
    32 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Discrimination: 30%
    32 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Employment: 10%
    32 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Sexual Harassment: 10%
    32 years, 300 cases



Hourly ($195-350/hour), contingent (33-40%), Retainer (sometimes)

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Contact info

Law Offices of Archibald J. Thomas, III, P.A.

4651 Salisbury Road
Suite 255
Jacksonville, FL, 32256-0935


FLMember in Good Standing197706/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Recognition & AppreciationFlorida Bar, Labor & Employment Certification Committee2008
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2008
Super LawyersKey Professional Media, Inc.2008
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2008
AppreciationFlorida Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section2004
President's AwardNational Employment Lawyers Association (Florida Affiliate)2003
President's AwardFederal Bar Association, Jacksonville Chapter1983
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant Federal Public DefenderFederal Defender Office1978 - 1984
Law Clerk to Magistrate Judge Honorable Paul Game, Jr.U.S. District Court - Middle District of Florida1977 - 1978
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section, Legal Developments CommitteeChair2006 - 2008
National Employment Lawyers Association (Florida chapter)President2004 - 2005
Florida Bar, Labor and Employment Law Certification CommitteeCommittee Member2002 - 2008
Florida Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section, Individual Rights CommitteeCo-chair2002 - 2003
Federal Bar Association (Jacksonville chapter)President1982 - 1983
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Donald Gay v. Department of the NavyDecision for Petitioner
Ratliff v. Jacksonville UniversityJury awarded $500,000.00, plus prejudgment interest of $55,650.00
Gault v. Computer Power, Inc. / AlltelFederal Court jury awarded $202,000.00, plus $27,000 in prejudgment interest, $44,000 in attorneys fees, and $5,800 in courts costs for a total of $278,800.00
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Publication nameTitleDate
Employee Rights QuarterlyHow to Seek Reasonable Accommodation in the Workplace for a Physical or Mental DisabilityN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Employment Lawyers Association, Florida Chapter ConferenceCross-Examination and Direct Examination of Witnesses2008
National Employment Lawyers Association Annual Convention - Puerto RicoDefending Summary Judgment Motions2007
Florida Employment Lawyers Association Spring ConferenceRoundtable Discussion of Labor & Employment Issues2007
Advanced Labor TopicsThe Future of labor & Employment Law Practice2006