Attorney Thomas has been a civil litigation attorney for more than 15 years. Beginning her career as a judicial law clerk in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, she honed her skills in legal research and writing, and worked closely with judges in overseeing jury selection, ruling on motions, and drafting judicial opinions. After finishing her clerkship, Attorney Thomas shifted to litigation as an insurance defense attorney for eight years, giving her invaluable experience in wrongful death, premises liability, products liability, professional liability, and motor vehicle liability. She also built an expertise in valuing cases for settlement and/or verdict potential. By working closely with the insurance adjusters, Attorney Thomas gained insight into how insurance companies value claims, set reserves, and enter settlement negotiations. During this time, Attorney Thomas also worked directly with corporate clients, specifically mental health/mental retardation facilities and day care centers, to investigate serious incidents and accidents. She also devised or revised corporate internal policies and procedures for proper employee training and reporting of serious incidents to minimize liability exposure. Attorney Thomas later decided to represent individuals in personal injury, employment, workers’ compensation, and unemployment cases. During this time she really became an expert negotiator and litigator, eventually focusing her practice on representing injured parties in medical malpractice actions. Given her background handling cases for both sides of complex legal issues, Attorney Thomas has a unique perspective understanding the inner workings of the court system and insurance companies. She has negotiated numerous successful settlements for her clients and has been involved in multiple million dollar plus settlements. Since 2015, Attorney Thomas has been a Boston Magazine “Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star.” From 2010 – 2014, she was a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star” as noted in Philadelphia Magazine. Only 2.5 percent of attorneys in the region receive this honor each year. Attorney Thomas is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New Hampshire as well as the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Attorney Thomas is also a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association, New Hampshire Bar Association, and USA500. Attorney Thomas received her BA from Ursinus College in 1999 and her JD from Temple University, School of Law in 2002.