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Douglas A Thomas

Domestic violence Attorney at Greenwood Village, CO

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About Douglas

Learn Douglas’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Domestic violence
    25%

  2. Employment and labor
    25%
    Mostly defense of employment torts such as non-compete agreements and duty of loyalty issue. Also significant experience with independent contrator issues for IRS, Unemployment and Workers' Compensation purposes.

    63 years, 50 cases

  3. Insurance
    25%
    Defense of a variety of tort claims covered by insurance such as premises liability, suborgation and bad faith

    30 years, 50 cases

  4. Workers compensation
    25%
    Defense of Workers' Compensation Claims for companies and third party administrators.

    30 years, 1,000 cases

Mr. Thomas civil litigation experience covers broad areas.  Over the past 24 years he has represented individuals and companies before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. He has litigated over a 100 cases involving matters such as workers' compensation, automobile, bad faith and employment torts. He has argued more than 50 cases before the Court of Appeals and has over 20 published cases. His experience spans from the smallest landlord tenant issues in County Court to large Employment tort cases in Federal Court.

Mr. Thomas continues his career-long focus on civil litigation. He manages 11 attorneys focusing on civil liability, employment and workers' compensation defense. The firm also practices family law though a trade name Divorce Matters. 

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Licensed for 29 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 1993
Updated 01/13/2023

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

Contact Douglas

Divorce Matters®
5613 DTC Parkway
Suite 800
Greenwood Village, CO, 80111

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Posted by Michael | September 20, 2011
A must read for all those seeking an excellent Colo. WC defense atty
Doug Thomas is one of the most formidable workers' compensation defense attorney in not only the Denver metro area, but the in the entire state of Colorado. His knowledge of the law and the Colo. Workers' Compensation system is at a master level.

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AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Thomas & Associates Law Firm, LLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Managing Shareholder
  • Thomas Pollart & Miller, LLC
  • 2003 - 2017
  • Shareholder and attorney
  • Ruegsegger Thomas, LLC
  • 1999 - 2003
  • Attorney
  • Dufford & Brown, PC
  • 1995 - 1999
  • Attorney
  • Colorado Compensation Insurance Authority
  • 1993 - 1995
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Education

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • New Mexico Highlands University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • Gonzalez v CCMSI etal
  • Jury verdict for defense
  • Jiminez v. Industrial Claim Appeals Office, 67 P.3d 965, (Colo. App. 2003).
  • Favorable to client
  • Moguls of Aspen v. Fagre & Benson.
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Associations

  • Arapahoe County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Appellate Practice Subcommittee
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Member
  • Trademark Who's who
  • 2013
  • BV rated
  • Martindale Hubbel
  • 1999

Publications

  • Law Week Colorado
  • Managing Partners Roundtable
  • 2014
  • Law Week Colorado
  • Managing Partners Roundtable
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Workers' Compensation Fall Conference
  • Managing Medical Evidence in Workers' Compensation
  • 2007
  • Spring Workers' Compensation Update
  • Impact of Appellate Decisions on Workers' Compensation
  • 2005
  • Fall Workers' Compensation
  • Workers' Compensation update
  • 2005
  • Annual Conference
  • Workers Compensation Case law update
  • 2004
  • Fall Conference
  • Workers' Compensation
  • 2003
  • Workers' Compensation update 2002
  • Workers' Compensation
  • 2002
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Workers' Compensation 101
  • 2001
  • Annual Convention
  • Workers' Compensation IME Process
  • 1998
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Appellate Court update
  • 1997
  • Workers' Compensation Section
  • AIDS in the Workplace
  • 1996
  • State of Workers' Compensation in Colorado
  • Key Note Speaker
  • 1996
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (19)
Endorse Douglas
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Doug is a passionate attorney who advocates strongly and effectively for his clients."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Doug is a serious attorney who's care for his client's cases and best interests is evident in his work."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Other
"Aggressive representation. I endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Doug is an excellent attorney who can assist his clients with a wide range of legal issues. Doug is also a fierce negotiator. Although I no longer work for Doug, even now when I am preparing to negotiate a tough case, I will ask myself, "what would Doug Thomas do in this situation?" He is a great advocate to have in your corner."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Other
"I just attended a 2 day seminar with Douglas and one thing that impressed me about him was his focus. While other attorneys and attendees were multi tasking, it was evident that Douglas was at the seminar for a reason. I got the feeling that when he is working on behalf of a client, that client is getting everything that he has. I certainly will recommend his when I get asked about divorce attorneys in Denver."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Doug is an excellent attorney who always does an outstanding job representing his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Doug is very smart and really does a great job for his clients. He is ambitious loves defense."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Doug is a great attorney, great guy, and I strongly recommend him."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Thomas is an extremely knowledgable and skilled attorney in the Denver community and any client would be extremely fortunate to have him as their attorney. Fellow attorneys on this site learn additional information to benefit us each day, regardless of the length of time that we have been practicing law."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I greatly endorse Doug Thomas. He is a fantastic attorney who is detailed oriented and strives to provide great results for his clients at a fantastic value. I have litigated with Doug on the same side of many cases and found him to be a tremendous asset. Furthermore, Doug excels in providing the best customer service possible. Anyone seeking a seasoned litigator will not be disappointed with Doug."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Doug Thomas has a wealth of knowledge regarding workers' compensation law. What sets him apart from other attorneys in the field is his ability to think outside the box and come up with creative, and most importantly, effective solutions for his clients and cases. Doug's experience and professionalism are of the highest levels. I would highly recommend Doug Thomas, because I know that whomever he represents, they will be better off for it."
General practice Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Thomas is one of the best workers compensation attorneys in Colorado. If I had a workers compensation matter he is the first and only attorney I would call and who we will refer our cases to. He is a credit to the legal profession."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Friend
"Aggressive, diligent, reliable, informed, meticulous and honest. Unmatched knowledge of workers' compensation system and related areas of the law including, but not limited to, personal injury, subrogation, bad faith and others. Equally important, does not waste time or money."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Doug is one of the brightest and most effective attorneys I have had the privilege to work with. His abilities to negotiate and think outside of the box are unmatched! For those cases that he cannot settle, his trial skills are top notch and produce great results for his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Doug is a thorough and detail oriented lawyer who always pursues what is in the best interests of his clients. He is an effecitive, well respected and charismatic litigator. If Doug is your counsel, you know your case will be handled in a professional manner and will be done right."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Doug is a lawyer who possesses both a high level of competence and knowledge and also always displays the upmost degree of professionalism. He can handle the most complex and difficult cases in a manner that is strategic, thoughtful and intuitive."
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