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Brandon Alexander Thomas
  • Criminal Law, White Collar Crime, DUI & DWI...
  • Georgia
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Summary

Mr. Thomas is an experienced criminal defense attorney that handles serious cases involving drugs, assault & battery, firearms, fraud, white collar crime, violence, and sex crimes.

Mr. Thomas received his law degree from Emory University School of Law. He also received his bachelors degree, cum laude, in political science from the State University of New York at Albany (SUNY).

Mr. Thomas is a former Assistant Federal Defender for the Middle District of Alabama (Montgomery). As a federal defender, Mr. Thomas handled serious felony cases ranging from white collar crime to drug and firearm cases where defendants were facing life sentences. Prior to this, he was an Assistant Public Defender for the Eastern Judicial Circuit of Georgia (Savannah), where he exclusively handled felony cases and served as lead attorney on jury trials.

Mr. Thomas was also formerly a plaintiff's attorney on Wall Street at Pelton & Graham in New York, where he litigated class action law suits to recover overtime wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Prior to working on Wall Street, Mr. Thomas was a Judicial Clerk at the EEOC for the Honorable Donna N. Dawson, Supervisory Administrative Judge, and drafted opinions on behalf of Judge Dawson ruling on Title VII discrimination claims.

Mr. Thomas has been studying Spanish for seven years, and is intermediate in reading, writing, and speaking Spanish. He enjoys conversing with his latino clients in Spanish, and is working towards eventually becoming fluent in Spanish.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
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11th Circuit Court of Appeals
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Court of Appeals of Georgia
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U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
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U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
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U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
The Law Offices of Brandon A. Thomas, P.C.
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Education
Emory University
J.D. (2010) | Law
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State University of New York - Albany
B.A. (2007) | Political Science
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Honors: Cum laude
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Professional Associations
National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA-GA)
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State Bar of Georgia # 742344
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Speaking Engagements
Moot Court and Mock Trial Judge/Moderator, Savannah Law School
Certifications
Attorney
State Bar of Georgia
Websites & Blogs
Website
The Law Offices of Brandon A. Thomas, P.C. Website
Legal Answers
38 Questions Answered

Q. What is the outcome if the defendant pleads guilty,or not guilty to three counts of terroristic threats and acts
A: You should always plead not guilty until you have an opportunity to discuss your case with an attorney.
Q. Could my First Offenders Treatment and/or probation be revoked for reckless driving + maximum limits?
A: Yes. Any violation of the law can cause your First Offender status to be revoked. It is at the discretion of the judge though, and it is possible they will not revoke your First Offender status.
Q. What is a pre-warrant hearing
A: A pre-warrant hearing where the judge determines whether to issue a warrant against a defendant for a criminal charge. These hearings usually occur for non-violent offenses like theft or forgery. If the defendant does not show up to court, the judge will automatically issue the warrant against the defendant. The defendant has a right to be represented by an attorney to ask the court not to issue the warrant, question witnesses, and present evidence.
Q. How do I explain this on application/says have you ever been convicted of a crime other than minor driving violations
A: A plea under the first offender act is not a conviction, because there is no adjudication of guilt. So you can honestly say you have no convictions.
Q. Terroristic threats is level 3 in georgia. Is it considered a voilent crime?
A: In Georgia, terroristic threats is a felony.
Q. How come she has no bond after a preliminary hearing for 1st degree cruelty to children. Her priors are tickets.
A: Sometimes the incident is very serious, so the judge denies bond for that reason. Sometimes people have failure to appear warrants for traffic tickets, and that causes bond to be denied. An attorney can request reconsideration of bond however, so they still have a chance to get one even though they have been denied previously.
Q. Why can't people get there grand jury indictment transcripts?
A: Because grand juries are confidential by law.
Q. Is it proper protocol for Dekalb county to hold an inmate without giving them additional information?
A: The court is required to hold a first appearance hearing within 72 hours of arrest to determine if a bond will be set. If it is a misdemeanor she will automatically get. a bond. if it is a felony, she may or may not get a bond, depending on the seriousness of the offense and her criminal history.
Q. My daughter a correctional officer for Georgia state prison was charged with 2 felony and misdemeanor of contraband
A: Under O.C.G.A. Section 42-5-15, bringing contraband into a correctional facility carries up to 4 years in prison. There may be other crimes though that they can charge her with because she is a correctional officer, such as "Violating Oath of Office". It really depends on the facts of the case.
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Contact & Map
The Law Offices of Brandon A. Thomas, P.C.
1 Glenlake Pkwy NE
#650
Atlanta, GA 30328
USA
Telephone: (678) 330-2909