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Stephen A Thomas

Family Attorney at Detroit, MI

4.9   10 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 33 years
    Michigan - MI 34 years
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1991
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1990
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Stephen

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    Family law is usually a very stressful affair. Having to face divorce and custody of children during the same time can be overwhelming. At the law office of Stephen A. Thomas, Esq, we offer compassionate legal representation during your difficult tim

    11 years

  2. Child custody
    Establish or modify Child Support, Parenting time (formerly Visitation) and/or Parental Responsibility (formerly Custody). We want whats best for the child. Call today to discuss your family matters.

    11 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    Divorce can be very stressful and involve child custody issues; child support; divisions of property and debt and maintenance. Our approach is personalized and professional because each case is different. Call today to discuss your family matters.

    11 years

  4. Bankruptcy and debt
    Represents clients in all types of financial emergencies, including creditor lawsuit defense ; debt elimination, reduction and settlement -- tax elimination, reduction and settlement. Call today to discuss all debt matters.

    34 years

  5. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    A successful Chapter 13 bankruptcy can help you keep your home even if a foreclosure has been filed; allow you to pay what a vehicle might be worth, not the higher amount that is owed; discharge some debts in a payment plan lasting from 3 to 5 years.

    34 years

  6. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    Delivering High Class bankruptcy service to clients who are undergoing financial stress. We can assist in discharging credit cards and medical bills; individuals can keep their homes and vehicles by reaffirming secured debts. Call Today to discuss.

    34 years

Bar Licenses and Professional Memberships:

State Bar of Michigan

District of Columbia Bar

Federal Bar Association

National Association of Consumer Advocates



Detroit College of Law -- Juris Doctor Cum Laude 

Howard University -- Bachelor of Arts (Washington, DC) 

Great Lakes Maritime Academy (Traverse City, MI)

Cass Technical High School (Detroit, MI)



Consumer Rights Attorney over 24 years

Private Pilot

Black Belt in Taekwondo


Stephen A. Thomas, PLC
19120 Grand River Avenue
Detroit, MI, 48223

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Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Bankruptcy
He handled my bankruptcy case, very professional, helpful and knowledgeable.
Posted by Bev and Sheryl | May 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very personable - He makes you feel like family!!
Attorney Stephen A. Thomas is very knowledgeable about the law. I hired him, and everything went well! Then I recommended him to my mother. We were very satisfied with his service. He is very efficient and down to earth. Look at his record, it speaks for itself.. "No instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer." He is tuff as nails, yet has a warm and loving personality. He won our cases! My mom and I have had the pleasure of having Attorney Thomas as our attorney! I would highly recommend his service. You will not be disappointed!!
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Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Stephen Thomas legal service review
Mr. Stephen Thomas was very helpful in explaining my rights as a consumer. He and his staff carefully guided me through the process and gave me my rights and options. I was extremely satisfied with my results. I would recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
One of the best
He's one of the best. He always helped with whatever my family and I needed. Very understandable and efficient. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Samul | May 4, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Made it happen
He did exactly what he said he would no questions asked
Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2015
Best Bankruptcy Attorney in Detroit
I have never met a more trustworthy and smart attorney. He helped many people in my family get out of debt and did not charge much. I would tell everyone who needs to file bankruptcy to call (313) 965-BANK.
Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2015
He is Serious
I hired Attorney Thomas for a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and he instantly started my case. He got Me out of debt quickly with No problems. He really handles business!
Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2015
This is a lawyer that actually cares about his clients.
This is the best family attorney that I have ever come across. He kept me well informed and supported me and my family. I would recommend Attorney Thomas to anyone.
Posted by Patricia | January 7, 2015
job well done!
Attorney Thomas is knowledgeable, professional, precise yet personable. He is extremely trustworthy and efficient. I'm glad he handled my case. He gets results and does so in a timely manner. A Detroit jewel!
Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney Stephen A. Thomas literally saved my life!
On November the 12th 2013 I was struck by a car. Until Attorney Thomas diligently worked and fought on my behalf to get my life bacl on track, my life was in a down spiral. I applied for disability twice and was denied. Then remember that there was this attorney that was know for fighting for his clients, tooth and nail, because he really cares about people I have him a call and since the day he was dedicated to any and everything it took for us to get a fully favorable decision. Now I am able to start doing things that need to be done for my 3yr. Old daughter. Which by the way, saved my life Because the physical predicament being struck by vehicle mentally damaged me where I couldn't look daughter in her pretty little eyes, knowing I couldn't provide for her how she had deserve to be took provided for. I'mreally grateful and can't thank Attorney Stephen A. Thomas enough for his Valiant & Noble success in help me get my life back on track. Ealton
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  • Free Consultation 5 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Stephen A. Thomas, PLC
  • 1991 - Present
  • City Attorney
  • City Of Detroit Law Department
  • 1990 - 1991
  • Public Defender
  • Washington, D.C.
  • 1989 - 1990


  • Detroit College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Howard University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985
  • Great Lakes Maritime Academy
  • Associate Degree
  • 1983
  • Cass Tech High School
  • BA
  • 1979
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  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Wolverine Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Family Law Certificate Recipient
  • ICLE & Family Law Section of SBM
  • 2021
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE- Attended
  • Negotiating and Drafting a Property Settlement Agreement
  • 2021
  • CLE- Attended
  • Resolving a Custody Dispute and Drafting the Settlement Agreement
  • 2021
  • CLE- Attended
  • Pre- and Postnuptial Agreements
  • 2021
  • CLE- Attended
  • Adoption, ART, and Paternity
  • 2021
  • CLE- Attended
  • Drafting Family Law Documents
  • 2021
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (5)
Endorse Stephen
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is a great lawyer and a good friend. He is passionate about bringing justice to consumers who have been wronged and he will fight for his clients. I highly recommend Steve for any consumer law matter!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is an awesome lawyer! He and I have worked together on several cases. He is smart, diligent, patient, and effective. Great lawyer and a great friend."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is not afraid to stand up for his clients' rights."
Bankruptcy and debt
Bankruptcy and debt
Criminal defense
Chapter 7 bankruptcy

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Detroit Family Lawyer Stephen A Thomas
Stephen A Thomas
Family Attorney
Detroit, MI
Licensed for 34 years
Free Consultation