Experienced, effective criminal defense lawyer in state and federal courts
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Criminal Defense: General||Best Lawyers in America||2016|
|Criminal Defense: White Collar||Best Lawyers in America||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Lawyers of the Year for criminal defense: white collar crime||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|criminal defense: non-white collar||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|criminal defense: white collar||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|criminal defense: white collar||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|criminal defense: non-white collar||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale Hubbell||2013|
|criminal defense: non-white collar||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|criminal defense: white collar||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale Hubbell||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|criminal defense: white collar||Best Lawyers in America||2012|
|criminal defense: non-white collar||Best Lawyers in America||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2011|
|criminal defense: white collar||Best Lawyers in America||2011|
|criminal defense: non-white collar||Best Lawyers in America||2011|
|Partner||Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, LLP||2015 - Present|
|Attorney||R. William Meeks Co., LPA||1999 - Present|
|Partner||Meeks & Thomas Co., LPA||2013 - 2015|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Columbus Bar Association, Professional Ethics Committee||N/A||2009 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||1999 - Present|
|Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||1999 - Present|
|Ohio State Bar Assocation||N/A||1999 - Present|
|State of Ohio v. Eric Hopkins||Acquitted after a two week jury trial|
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|Columbus Bar Association||Excessive Force and Criminal Justice System Become Hot Topics on the Streets of Columbus||2016|
|Ohio State University||N/A||juris doctor||1999|
|Criminal Law Series||Economic Crimes||2016|
|Criminal Law Series||Successful Cross Examination||2016|
|Ohio Public Employees Lawyers Association||Criminal Law for the Public Employee||2015|
|Criminal Advocacy Seminar||Responding to Government Invitations||2015|
|Criminal Advocacy||Evidentiary Issues at Trial||2014|
|Trial Skills Institute||Cross Examination||2013|
|Criminal Advocacy||Evidentiary Issues at Trial||2013|
|Trial Skills Institute||Opening Statements||2011|
|Criminal Advocacy Seminar||Evidentiary Issues at Trial||2011|
|The Criminal Defense Trial from Start to Finish||Presentation of Defense Evidence||2008|
Posted by Matthew
After making a huge mistake and being arrested for two felony offenses (F1 & F3), both with gun specifications, I contacted Mr. Thomas at Taft law. Facing such serious charges, I knew that I needed strong legal representation to ensure my case was accurately handled. From the initial court arraignment and throughout my entire trial Mr. Thomas was able to answer and address all questions and concerns thoroughly. When the trial commenced he came well-equipped and was ready to take my case head-on with the ability to think quickly on his feet. He has a very aggressive courtroom manner and superior knowledge of the law. He presented all the facts of the matter, and as a result I was acquitted of all charges. Now I can continue progressing in my career and raising and spending time with my family! Thank you Dave.
Posted by Matt
I was guilty and the evidence was stacked against me. David got me out of a 20 year sentence. I recommend David to anyone who has broken the law and doesn't want to take responsibility for their actions.
Posted by anonymous
We interviewed other lawyers in what was a very serious criminal matter. We found David to have so many different attributes with artful strategies unlike the other lawyers. David is very bright, articulate, ethical and professional, so as a family making a decision to engage him, we trusted him implicitly to bring about a positive outcome. He was our advcate throughout the process and dedicated to ensure our case would be dropped as expediently as possible and he acheived that goal.
He was communicative and responsive without delay.
He is a respected lawyer by his peers and more importantly by prosecutors!
Skillful, we highly recommend him!
Andrew Stevenson, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I strongly endorse David Thomas. I had the opportunity to work with him on a very complicated murder case. His attention to detail was remarkable and the effort he put forth successfully defending his client was outstanding. He is a thoughtful and caring attorney who is committed to defending his clients.
Edward Forman, Civil rights Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
My firm frequently refers our clients with criminal concerns to Mr. Thomas, and we have received nothing but positive feedback. Mr. Thomas evaluates his clients' situations holistically, addressing criminal issues in the context of a client's overall well being. We trust him with the most serious concerns.