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After graduating with honors from law school at Northern Kentucky University, Tad Thomas opened his own practice in Louisville. He quickly gravitated to the area of personal injury and civil litigation, an area where he could assist clients in their time of need. Seven years later Mr. Thomas was given the honor of being invited to assist Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and leading the Civil and Environmental Division of the Attorney General’s Office. Only a few months later he was promoted to one of two Assistant Deputy Attorneys General and was given the responsibility of overseeing four divisions and all of the office’s civil litigation. These four divisions consisted of over 100 personnel including lawyers, staff and sworn law enforcement officers.


During his tenure in the office of the Attorney General, Mr. Thomas litigated cases against the country’s largest pharmaceutical, insurance and petroleum companies and recovered millions of dollars for the Commonwealth. In his first year, he assisted his Office of Rate Intervention in negotiating a rate case with EON’s US Division. His efforts resulted in millions of dollars in savings for Kentucky consumers. He also defended Kentucky’s judges against civil suits, defended the state’s statutes against constitutional challenges and helped lead the fight in an attempt to stop the state’s early release of prisoners. Outside of the courtroom, Mr. Thomas participated in drafting legislation to involve the Attorney General’s office in securities litigation on behalf of the state’s retirement systems, drafted formal opinions of the Attorney General on important public issues and advised the Attorney General on a wide range of policy matters.


Mr. Thomas has now returned to private practice where he will continue to devote his time to civil litigation and the representation of individuals and companies injured at the hands of others. His office, located two blocks from the Louisville courthouses, enables him easy access to the judicial system to work on behalf of his clients.


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  1. Personal Injury: 25%
    6 years
  2. Car Accident: 20%
    4 years
  3. Nursing Home Abuse: 20%
    4 years
  4. Wrongful Death: 20%
    4 years
  5. Class Action: 15%
    4 years



Contingent (25-40%)

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  • Michael Ernest Campbell

    Tad is an outstanding attorney and is a leader in the field of trial technology (if not the leader). I have heard Tad speak multiple times and it's very clear that he's a passionate advocate for his clients.


    Michael Campbell Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brian D. Cook

    Tad is one of the finest attorneys I know in Kentucky. His practice is on the leading edge of technology and I've taught with him (and watched him teach) several high profile seminars in this field.


    Brian Cook Car accident Attorney
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Contact info

Thomas Law Offices

9418 Norton Commons Blvd
Suite 200
Louisville, KY, 40059


NYCurrently registered 200807/10/2016
KYAuthorized to practice law200008/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Distinguished Service AwardAmerican Association for Justice2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer Magazine2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Distinguished Service AwardAmerican Association for Justice2014
Outstanding Board MemberKentucky Justice Association2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Award for Excellence in Trial AdvocacyInternational Academy of Trial Lawyers2000
CALI Award for Professional Responsibility and Trial AdvocacyCenter for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction2000
Award for Excellence in Trial AdvocacyAnderson Publishing Company2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerThomas Law Offices2011 - Present
Assistant Deputy Attorney GeneralOffice of the Kentucky Attorney General2008 - 2010
Acting Executive DirectorOffice of Civil and Environmental Law2008 - 2010
Solo PractitionerTad Thomas, Attorney At Law2000 - 2008
Adjunct ProfessorSalmon P. Chase College of Law2000 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Southern Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
Public JusticeMember2006 - Present
Kentucky Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Louisville Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Kentucky Justice AssociationMember2000 - Present
Kentucky Justice AssociationProactive Legislation Committee2007 - 2007
Louisville Bar AssociationSolo and Small Firm Practice Committee, Vice-Chair2006 - 2006
American Association for JusticeBoard of Governors Committee Chairperson2006 - 2007
American Association for JusticeChairperson2006 - 2007
American Association for JusticeNew Lawyer's Division President's Club2005 - 2007
American Association for JusticePublications Committee2005 - 2007
American Association for JusticeNew Lawyers Division Board of Governors2005 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lead Paint PoisoningSettlement
Hospital NegligenceVerdict
Airline CrashSettlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
American Justice Association, TrialAll the Apps You Need for Depositions2015
Kentucky Justice Association, AdvocateThe Ethics of Social Media2014
Kentucky Bar Association, Bench and BarEffective Use of Technology in the Courtroom2014
American Justice Association, TrialThe Ethics of Social Media2014
Louisville Bar Association, Bar BriefsEthical Cloud Computing2013
Kentucky Justice Association, The AdvocateThe Ethics of Cloud Computing2013
Louisville Bar Association Bar BriefsTop 10 iPad Apps for Lawyers2012
The Advocate (Kentucky Justice Association)The Ethics of Social Media2012
AAJ Sole Practitioners and Small Firms Section NewsletterThe Ethics of Cloud Computing2012
The Advocate (Kentucky Justice Association)Mobile Technology2012
AAJ TrialGoing Mobile2012
Louisville Bar Association Bar BriefsAnother Thing They Didn't Teach You in Law School - Client Development2007
American Bar Association - Truck Accident Litigation (2nd ed.)Essential Actions: Preserving the Evidence2006
Northern Kentucky Law Review, Vol. 27(2)Returning the Scales to Balance: Execution Impact Evidence In Kentucky2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Georgetown CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Weekend with the StarsThe Ethics of Social Media and Cloud Computing2012
TechapoloozaiPad At Trial2012
TechapoloozaiPad Pre-Trial and Ethics is Social Media2012
PILMMA Spring Marketing SummitPaperless Office: iPads and Apps for Lawyers2012
Permian Basin Trial Lawyers AssociationiPads at Trial2012
Oklahoma Association for JusticePaperless Office: iPads and Apps for Lawyers2012
Oklahoma Association for JusticeSocial Media: Identifying the Ethical Pitfalls of the Communications Revolution2012
Ohio Association for Justice Annual ConventionNot Just a Toy: iPads and other Tech for Lawyers2012
Louisville Bar Association, Litigation SectioniPad for Litigators2012
Kentucky Justice AssociationiPads at Trial2012
Kentucky Justice AssociationiPads and Apps for Lawyers: Depositions and Client Meetings2012
Kentucky Justice AssociationSocial Media: Identifying the Ethical Pitfalls of the Communications Revolution2012
El Paso Trial Lawyers AssociationiPads at Trial2012
AAJ Annual ConventionPaperless Office: iPads and Apps for Lawyers2012
AAJ Annual ConventionSocial Media: Identifying the Ethical Pitfalls of the Communications Revolution2012
AAJ Annual ConventionCloud Computing: Is the Sky Really the Limit?2012
Louisville Bar AssociationSocial Media: Identifying the Ethical Pitfalls of the Communications Revolution2011
Louisiana Association for JusticePaperless Offices, iPads and Apps for Lawyers2011
Kentucky Justice AssociationUsing Technology in Your Practice: The Paperless Office2011
JazzfestUsing Technology in Your Cases/Practice2011
American Association for JusticeAvoiding Ethical Traps Webinar2011
AAJ Annual ConventionApps for Lawyers2011
Basic Training for County AttorneysProsecutorial Ethics and Civil Immunity2010
Kentucky Legislative Research CommissionE-Discovery for State Government Attorneys2008
Louisville Bar AssociationLeveling the Playing Field: The Use of Technology in the Courtroom and the Office2007
Kentucky Bar AssociationMoney Traps for Lawyers2007
Salmon P. Chase College of LawStarting Your Solo or Small Firm Practice2006
American Association for JusticeFundamentals of Trucking Litigation - Preservation of Evidence in Trucking Cases2006
American Association for JusticeLitigating Trucking Cases - From Discovery to Trial: Using Black Box Data to Prove Your Theory of the Case2006
Louisville Bar AssociationNegotiation: The New Art of War2005