Thomas was born in Boca Raton, FL and grew up in the south Florida area. He obtained a Bachelors in Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Finance from the University of Miami in 2010, and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the New York University School of Law in 2013, with a concentration in the area of Trust & Estates. Thomas has passed the bar exam in both New York and New Jersey, and his score qualified him to waive into two additional jurisdictions, Washington D.C. and Minnesota. He also passed the Florida bar exam in February of 2015.
Thomas previously worked in the wealth strategy department of US Trust, Bank of America’s Private Wealth Management subsidiary. In this role he gained experience meeting the financial and estate planning needs of ultra-high net worth clients. Thomas’ work experiences include interning for the White House Council on Environmental Quality under the Obama Administration in 2009. He also was an intern for the British Council with offices located in the UK mission to the United Nations. He has managerial experience from working as Office Manager/ Program Director for the Environmental Coalition of Miami & the Beaches (ECOMB Inc.).
Thomas was also executive director of a non-profit organization called “Students in the Know” which ran the Bullying Academy program to educate students about bullying and cyber bullying within their school communities. The Bullying Academy was among many small business and non-profit organizations that were nominated in recognition for their leadership, integrity and management skills in the Fort Lauderdale area. At the 2013 Small Business of the Year Awards, the Bullying Academy was presented an award for Outstanding Business Practices & Success by the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. The Bullying Academy also was awarded a Change Maker of the year award in 2012, from Ashoka Change Makers during their Activating Empathy International Competition.
State Licenses and Bar Associations: FL, NY & NJ