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Walter C Thomas Jr.

Divorce and separation Attorney at Lakeland, FL

4.8   24 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Walter

Learn Walter’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    48%
    Representing people for divorce, paternity, child support, time sharing, alimony, parental responsibility, alimony, domestic violence injunctions, stalking injunctions, extended family placement, same sex family issues, step parent adoption, department of revenue cases, parental alienation, or any general family matter.

    18 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Business
    40%
    Representing a variety of car dealerships on civil litigation. Have represented private parties on breach of contract cases, Landlord / Tenant, Florida Forfeiture Act, Partition actions, Civil Theft and general civil law.

    13 years, 600 cases

  3. Uncontested divorce
    10%
    Simple flat rate prices for uncontested matters. All paperwork and filing fees included. From dissolution, step parent adoption to paternity.

    18 years, 300 cases

  4. Expungement
    2%

    18 years, 100 cases

Walter Thomas has been a practicing Florida attorney for the last fifteen years.  He handles cases in the areas of family law, criminal defense, commercial litigation, landlord tenant, expungements and general civil issues.  Walter grew up in Upstate New York and has been a Florida resident for the past 30 years.  Walter was a Lieutenant in the United States Army and is a Golf War veteran where he was a platoon leader for a Military Police Platoon.  Walter then spent 13 years as a Police Officer for the City of Kissimmee where he was the Criminal Investigations Sergeant.  

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Location

Walter C Thomas Jr.
230 Doris Drive
Lakeland, FL, 33813

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  24 customer reviews
Posted by Doris | May 3, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
The ABSOLUTE Best Family Law Attorney
Walter Thomas is extremely compassionate and worked hard for me and my husband. He was very straightforward and honest with us with, having our best interest in mind. Walter Thomas did an amazing job representing us and won our case.
Posted by Cindy | August 30, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney in Tampa
Walter and his team were the best. Very helpful even when I was less then nice and misunderstood what was at stake in my case. He is professional in very way. He will be my attorney for life.
Posted by Larisa G. | April 3, 2019
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Experienced Legal Professional
Walter has represented my family on more than one occasion and there is not enough good things that can be said regarding his level of expertise and dedication to his work. Walter is professional and an exceptional legal professional.
Posted by Janet | April 1, 2019
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Best and most professional Attorney
Walter has been my personal attorney since 2008. He goes above and beyond to protect your interest. He has integrity, is professional, highly knowledgeable and is hands down for me and my family the best attorney in the Orlando and Tampa area.
Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
BEST LAWYER IN FLORIDA
From the beginning, Walter let me rest assured that everything was going to be okay. Just from the first conversation, I felt much better about the situation and case. He wasn't only efficient and timely, but also provided a lot of extra value, guidance, and support along the way making it as easy as possible to go through such a difficult process. Walter is one of a kind and I couldn't imagine where I would be right now if I didn't use him. I definitely recommend him to anyone that is near the Florida area. I have full confidence that he will impress you and go above and beyond your expectations making the case as simple as can be!
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Posted by James | September 8, 2017
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Great Attorney
I hired Walter for a divorce case and he did an excellent job. I was informed at every step and had a great outcome.
Posted by Penny | May 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce is never easy but Mr. Thomas and staff were wonderful.
Walter Thomas really helped me understand what was allowed and how the law worked in reference to my divorce. He was accessible and never promised things that were unrealistic. He was honest and advised me what to expect. Gretchen in his office was wonderful and they both did not allow things to sit. I could not have asked for a smoother process. I highly recommend Mr. Thomas. He also did not charge for unnecessary things.
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Posted by Brittany Orth | April 30, 2017
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Divorce attorney
I was the girl who was NEVER going to get divorced. Due to irreparable damage within the marriage, it became inevitable after 9 years. A friend referred me to Mr. Thomas and I couldn't be more grateful. Him and Gretchen have been absolutely amazing throughout the entire process and continue to be with the post-divorce complications. They have been very compassionate and kept my daughter and my best interest a priority. They were easy to communicate with and contact and didn't drag the process out; very efficient. I have actually recommended him to a friend going through a similar situation and another friend going through a different situation but with similar needs. I cannot say enough good about these people. Made a very difficult situation much easier to cope with.
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Posted by Christina | April 16, 2017
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Simply the best
I have lived through a horrible custody case. I had already been divorced and had to share custody with my documented abuser. I asked around for help, until finally a friend said you need to call Walter. I did. He listened to what I had to say, explained the laws to me and worked with me, so that now I do not have to share my children until their father gets help. I can't say enough about this man and the personal time he put into our case. He has this wonderful team, Gretchen, who made me feel like we were girlfriends instead of an attorney client relationship, and spent so much time on endless phone calls over a three year period. I have referred many people that need the same kind of help as I did, but that will never be enough to show proper gratitude.
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Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2016
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Great Work - Thank You
Walked me through a difficult case during a terrible time in my life.
Posted by Charles | September 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very Happy
I hired Walter late last year for my divorce case. I had another attorney before him but was making no progress. Soon after Walter started we came up with a plan to get where I wanted to be. In the end I gained custody of my son and I am very satisfied. Highly recommend him
Posted by Adam | March 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Simply Amazing
Walter provides out of this world legal council. I felt comfortable with my decision to hire Walter from our initial consultation. I was amazed with the frequent communication, walked into trial with confidence and left ecstatic because of the outcome. Mr Thomas you have a client for life, I will hire you again and recommend you to anyone who is looking for a knowledgeable, honest, friend in law. Thanks again!
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Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2016
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Walter Thomas
Walter helped me through one of the most difficult times of my life. At every point in the process he provided me my options, explained the possible outcomes of pursuing each option, and took the time to clarify and explain any aspect of the legal process that I was struggling to understand. I felt confident through every step of the legal process (which spanned more than 2 years) that I had the best representation possible and someone who was truly going to advocate for me and seek the best possible outcome for me.
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Posted by Andrew | January 14, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Divorce Attorney
Walter is the man for the job, he is compassionate but tough, very professional, knowledgeable and upstanding. I highly recommend him for any of your legal needs.
Posted by Angel | January 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Quality and Speed
Two words that describe my legal experiences while using Attorney Walter Thomas: Quality and Speed. Walter is quick to return correspondence both to clients and court proceedings. His attention to detail is second to none! I would hire him again!
Posted by Andrew La Rosa | January 7, 2016
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President
Walt did an excellent job for us and I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Angela | January 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer out There!!!!
I can't say enough positive things about Walter Thomas! I will never use another attorney should I need one. So honest, upfront, & on the ball! Did everything he promised. Staff is amazing and I will forever be thankful for everything he did for me and my family during my divorce & custody!
Posted by Christina | January 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great job
Walter did an amazing job all the way through our 1yr case. He went over and above with everything and always made himself available to answer any questions
Posted by Chris | January 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Straight Shooter!
I've hired Walt on a few occasions and consulted with him on a few more! The cases he's worked for me he's always set the right expectations! If I had a good case he'd tell me, if I didn't have a good case he would tell me the truth! I trust Walters experience and "Go Getter" approach to the way he handles cases, I've never once been left guessing "What's going on with my case" with Walt. I highly recommend Walter if you're looking for someone who will shoot you straight, tell you what you're working with and produces results in a timely fashion!
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Posted by Crystal | January 6, 2016
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Great lawyer
Walter has helped me with some issues I have had, and has helped me win the cases. Very professional he knows his stuff and has a great attitude.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Walter Thomas, P.A.
  • 2006 - Present
  • Sergeant
  • Kissimmee Police Department
  • 1990 - 2003
  • Lieutenant
  • Army National Guard
  • 1988 - 1992
  • Cadet
  • Reserve Officer Training Corp.
  • 1984 - 1988
  • Enlisted
  • United States Army
  • 1983 - 1984
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Education

  • Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Central Florida
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2002
  • State University of New York, College at Brockport
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988
  • Genesee Community College
  • AS
  • 1986
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Associations

  • Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
  • 2015 - Present
  • Disabled American Veterans
  • 2002 - Present
  • Kissimmee Police Department Pension Board
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Student Government Association
  • President
  • 1985 - 1986
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Employee of the Month
  • City of Kissimmee
  • 2007
  • Employee of the Month
  • Kissimmee Police Department
  • 2006
  • MADD Officer of the Year
  • Kissimmee Police Department
  • 1994
  • MADD Officer of the Year
  • Kissimmee Police Department
  • 1993
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (12)
Endorse Walter
Family Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have meditated for Mr. Thomas many times. He is always prepared, focused, and explains the range of legal possibilities in a manner that his clients are able to make educated decisions about their important family law matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Walt for over 10 years and he is an absolute rock star in the courtroom! He is very knowledgeable and comfortable trying cases before juries."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Walter as a lawyer. I have known Walter for years. He is an outstanding attorney who works hard for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Walter Thomas is a knowledgeable, experienced and professional attorney, and I would strongly recommend him for your legal needs."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Thomas. We have had several cases over the years and he is always professional while still being a zealous advocate for his client."
Family Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Mr. Thomas to the highest level. He practices with extreme professionalism, tact, excellent customer service, and always honest with each client. He goes the extra mile for his clients and works with compassion towards his practice of law. Incredibly knowledgeable and is not only efficient, but does his job with incredible attention to detail. You won't go wrong picking this wonderful attorney!"
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Lakeland Divorce and separation Lawyer Walter C Thomas Jr.
Walter C Thomas Jr.
Divorce and separation Attorney
Lakeland, FL
Licensed for 17 years
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