What His Clients Say

“Mr. Thomas is a competent and talented attorney who is passionate about you and your case. Like a character actor, with years of legal experience and training, Mr. Thomas has the unique ability to step into the court room or multi-party meeting and assume the character only you imagined would represent you in your case. Our case involved complex contract and fiscal issues following the sale of our cybersecurity software company to a private equity firm. Fearing we would require a high-powered, law firm with a team of attorneys and huge budget – we sought out Mr. Thomas and were pleasantly surprised within a matter of days that he completely understood the complex legal and technical issues specific to our complaint. If you’re looking for an attorney that will fight passionately to win your case, not overtax your budget, and make you feel comfortable as you venture into the complex and otherwise frustrating world of litigation, Mr. Thomas is your best bet.”

– Greg Sharp, President & CEO

“John has proven to us he has the ability to come out on top against the largest international law firms who have teams of attorneys and unlimited budgets.”

– Trey Winborn, Chairman, American Plant Food Corporation

“As a receiver in state and federal proceedings, John has been an essential member of my legal team for nearly a decade. Receiverships, by their nature, are rarely in a position to sustain the full cost and expense of litigation. He is instrumental in identifying potential defendants, focusing the claims and executing litigation strategy. John’s willingness to undertake matters on a contingency fee provides the ultimate confirmation of a claims’ viability. In Retirement Value in particular, John was responsible for significant victories against multiple defendants in extremely complex litigation lasting three years.”

– Eduardo Espinosa, Esq., Receiver

“When litigating a complex, high dollar case here in Florida and the other side brings in out-of-state counsel, it is usually a big mistake. Then came John. John was prepared, passionate, knew Florida law as good as any Florida lawyer I know and was very effective and persuasive before the Court. His advocacy and litigation strategies were of the highest level, and to the chagrin of my client and myself they led him to secure an excellent result for his client. Very few lawyers anywhere could have done what John accomplished in our case. I have the highest respect and regard for him and his legal skills.”

– Glen H. Waldman, Esq., Waldman Barnett, P.L.

The John W Thomas Difference

John W. Thomas

John Thomas handles complex business litigation on either an hourly-fee or contingent-fee basis. John has been practicing law for over 27 years. He has handled a wide variety of cases throughout Texas and the United States. That experience, combined with his background as an auditor, allows John to work through complex and voluminous facts and present them clearly to jurors, judges and arbitrators. In addition to commercial cases, John handles serious injury and death cases for individuals.

Kurt D. Metscher

Kurt Metscher graduated from Baylor Law School in April 2018. During law school, he clerked for United States federal District Court Judges in the Austin and Waco Divisions of the Western District of Texas, and served in the Texas Office of the Attorney General’s General Litigation Division. In his final year of law school, Kurt was a quarter-finalist in Baylor’s ultra-competitive “Mad Dog” Mock Trial Competition, and took first place in the Baylor Law “Ultimate Writer” Competition for persuasive legal writing. As an attorney, Kurt strives to help clients find simple solutions to complex litigation issues, pushing the pace of the case toward a favorable result for clients.

Accolades

Ranked Tier 1 in Commercial Litigation for the Austin area. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

Named one of The Best Lawyers in America in commercial litigation by BL rankings. Membership is limited to the top 5% of attorneys in the United States.

AV® Preeminent (5.0) Peer Review Rating by Martindale.com (AV® and AV® Preeminent are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)

Named to Lawyers of Distinction by lawyersofdistinction.com in 2017. Membership is limited to the top 10% of attorneys in the United States. Membersare accepted based upon objective evaluation of an attorney’s qualifications, license, reputation, experience, and disciplinary history.

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, with honors, The University of Texas (1984)

Master of Business Administration, The University of Texas (1990)

Juris Doctor, with honors, The University of Texas School of Law (1990)

Experience

John W. Thomas, Attorney at Law, PLLC
(2017-present)

Partner, George Brothers Kincaid & Horton, LLP
(2012-2017)

Partner, George & Brothers, LLP
(2004-2012)

Partner, Brothers & Thomas, LLP
(1998-2004)

Associate, Brothers & McGinnis
(1990-1998)

Auditor, National CPA firm
(1984-1986)

Bar Admissions

United States
Supreme Court

U.S. District Court,
Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court,
Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court,
Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court,
Western District of Texas