Thomas was raised in Porterville and attended California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering. While practicing as a professional engineer, Thomas attended law school at Western State University. He became licensed as an attorney in 1987 and has practiced in Visalia ever since.
Thomas is a member of the Rotary Club of Visalia, has served on the Boards of Directors of the Tulare County Bar Association – Lawyer’s Reference Service, Visalia Chamber of Commerce, Tulare-Kings County Estate Planning Council, Visalia YMCA, COS Foundation, Redwood Assistance Foundation and the Tulare County Law Library Board. He and his wife, Ann, have three sons.
Thomas handles business formation and operational issues; contracts; trusts and estate planning; probate; real estate contracts and disputes; architectural, construction, engineering and surveying issues. Thomas is a member of the California Bar, the American Bar Association and the American Society of Civil Engineers.