J. Michael Thomas

Associate, Labor and Employment
Dallas
2021 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1600
Dallas, Texas 75201
t 214.999.4734 f 214.999.3734
mthomas@gardere.com

Michael Thomas is a business litigation attorney who focuses his practice on assisting clients to resolve disputes.  Michael has substantial experience in labor and employment, business, and intellectual property litigation.  His litigation style has earned him a reputation for being a creative, doggedly relentless and well-prepared advocate for his clients.

Michael routinely handles large, complex, multiparty matters, including cases involving:

  • Collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Employment discrimination
  • Employee theft, fraud and embezzlement
  • Covenants not to compete
  • Theft of trade secrets and other intellectual property

While in law school, Michael worked for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, focusing on religious and other discrimination claims. He also served as a judicial intern in the 116th Judicial District Court in Dallas. Following law school, Michael joined one of the preeminent litigation boutiques in Dallas, where he handled commercial lawsuits in federal, bankruptcy and state courts.

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