GREENWOOD VILLAGE

720-542-6148

Fort Collins

Colorado Springs

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Douglas A. Thomas

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Thomas, Ahnell, Laraway & Smith, LLC

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Practice Areas: Workers’ Compensation, Insurance Law, Liability Defense, Subrogation & Recovery, Employment Law, Appellate

[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”No Line” custom_height=”25″][vc_column_text]Mr. Thomas has extensive civil litigation experience. Over the past 22 years he has represented companies before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. He has litigated over 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.

In 1993, Mr. Thomas began his career with the Colorado Compensation Insurance Authority as in-house counsel, defending workers’ compensation claims. In 1995, he joined Dufford & Brown, P.C., where his practice broadened to include employment law and other civil litigation. As a Shareholder of Ruegsegger Thomas, LLC, from 1999 to 2003, Mr. Thomas’ practice continued to focus on workers’ compensation, insurance defense and employment litigation.

Having founded Thomas Law Firm in 2003, Mr. Thomas managed 21 associate attorneys focusing on civil liability, employment and workers’ compensation defense. The firm also practiced family law under the trade name Divorce Matters. Law Week Colorado ranked Thomas Law Firm among the top 50 Colorado firms. Mr. Thomas has significant representative cases in tort, employment and workers’ compensation.

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REPRESENTATIVE CASES

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Non-Compete and Trade Secrets

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Civil Litigation

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Workers’ Compensation

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Unemployment

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PUBLICATIONS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Colorado Defense Lawyers Annual Conference, 1996, 2004
Colorado Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Conferences, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2007
Continuing Legal Education for Counsel on Education in Management, 2001, 2002[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” el_class=”custom-padding-left” width=”1/2″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Colorado Bar Association
Arapahoe County Bar Association
Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
Defense Research Institute – Member [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” offset=”vc_col-lg-12 vc_col-md-12 vc_hidden-sm vc_hidden-xs”][divider line_type=”No Line” custom_height=”50″][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” el_class=”custom-padding-right” width=”1/2″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” offset=”vc_col-lg-6 vc_col-md-6″][vc_column_text]

BAR ADMISSIONS

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U.S. District Court, Colorado[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” el_class=”custom-padding-left” width=”1/2″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” offset=”vc_col-lg-6 vc_col-md-6″][vc_column_text]

EDUCATION

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]J.D., University of Denver, 1993
B.A., New Mexico Highlands University, magna cum laude, 1989[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][divider line_type=”No Line” custom_height=”50″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”full_width_background” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” shape_type=””][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text][static_section page_id=”85″ notes=”section contact”][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”full_width_background” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” shape_type=””][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text][static_section page_id=”2150″ notes=”section civil attorneys”][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”full_width_background” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” shape_type=””][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text][static_section page_id=”2332″ notes=”section civil practice areas”][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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