Jenny M. Thomas has devoted the majority of her career to criminal defense and opposing domestic violence injunctions. She has conducted many jury trials in criminal cases through verdict and has more than seven years of experience fighting for individuals charged with a criminal offense.
After completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Findlay in Ohio, Jenny graduated from law school at Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, FL, in 2004. Prior to law school, Jenny worked as an adoption assessor and social worker in Ohio with special needs and high risk foster children.
During law school, Ms. Thomas completed an internship at the Alaska Public Defender's Agency, worked as a certified legal intern at the Sixth Judicial Circuit in and for Pinellas County and at Gulfcoast Legal Services providing indigent legal services in the Tampa Bay area. While in law school Ms. Thomas was honored with the William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award, a Nominee for Inclusion in The National Dean's List, and served as a Public Service Fellow from 2002-2004.
After law school, Jenny Thomas gained valuable trial experience as Assistant Public Defender for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in Hillsborough County, FL, where she worked from 2005 until 2009. While at the public defender's office, Jenny Thomas successfully represented clients in misdemeanor and felony cases including serious drug trafficking, armed robbery, home invasion burglary and felony weapons offenses. She has a vast understanding of litigating cases and ensuring that constitution rights are upheld for individuals subjected to unlawful search and seizure by law enforcement.
Jenny is originally from Upstate New York and spent seven years in Ohio before making the Tampa Bay area her home in 2001.
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Jenny Thomas is an exceptional attorney and advocate for her clients and a valuable asset to our legal community. I have had the privilege of working alongside Ms. Thomas on numerous criminal cases and know first hand how hard she works to protect the rights of her clients. Furthermore, Ms. Thomas is an avid supporter of the Tampa community and readily volunteers her time to educate and inspire our youth. I endorse this lawyer.
Matthew Menendez, DUI and DWI Attorney
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I have had the pleasure of working with Ms. Thomas on multiple occasions. Every time she has been prepared, highly knowledgeable, and aggressively talented. I would highly recommend Ms. Thomas to anyone seeking an attorney who will skillfully and diligently handle their case.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2005||01/30/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Lawyers||The National Advocates||2015|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Founder||Thomas Law, P.A.||2015 - Present|
|Associate||Sammis Law Firm, PA||2011 - 2015|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||N/A|
|Hillsborough County Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||N/A|
|Stetson University College of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|University of Findlay||Social Work||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|