LITIGATION AND TRIAL ADVOCACY
Jeffrey S. Thomas, a Professional Corporation, is a prominent West Hollywood/Beverly Hills-based employment law and business litigation firm. The firm serves clients throughout Southern and Northern California.
Knowing the law isn’t enough. Having owned businesses outside the practice of law, Mr. Thomas understands the priorities of business owners to an extent most other litigators do not. The firm excels in identifying clients’ objectives and meeting them — skillfully, with passion, and cost-effectively.
The firm counsels and defends employers in the full range of employment law matters — alleged discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, disability accommodation, whistleblower cases, retaliation, overtime and meal and rest break cases, etc. We represent employers in state and federal court and before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the California Labor Commissioner. The firm counsels employers in advance of personnel decisions in order to help them take the actions needed to run their businesses successfully and with a minimum of risk.
For more than 20 years, Mr. Thomas and his team have effectively represented a wide variety of employers — private sector businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and government agencies.
The firm’s clients have included:
- Atlantis Events
- Cecconi’s West Hollywood
- Gracias Madre Restaurant
- Here Lounge
- Hugo’s Restaurants
- Jerry’s Famous Deli, Inc.
- L.A.S.C – Los Angeles Sporting Club
- Lucas Entertainment
- Sakura Ichi Japanese Cuisine
- Soho House West Hollywood
- Taste Group:
- Taste Restaurants
- Tortilla Republic: Grill & Tequileria
- Pizzetta: Pizza & Pastaria
The firm also represents executives and other select employees in disputes with their employers. The firm’s representation of employees has earned Mr. Thomas admission to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a distinction reserved for trial attorneys who have won individual judgments or settlements of One Million Dollars or more.
The firm has expertise in civil fraud defense — defending executives who have been fired and sued by their employers on grounds of alleged embezzlement, kick back schemes, fraud, and other breaches of fiduciary duty.
The firm also skillfully handles a range of business disputes, including trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, fraud, breach of contract, and otherwise.
Secretary-elect, Labor and Employment Law Section, Beverly Hills Bar Association
Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce
West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
Los Angeles County Bar Association
ProVisors, Beverly Hills III
Gay and Lesbian Elder Housing, Vice Chair – Board of Directors
Million Dollar Advocates Forum – reserved for attorneys who have won judgments or settlements of One Million Dollars or more.
Voluntary Settlement Officer, at the invitation of the Los Angeles County Superior Court
Los Angeles County Bar Association Delegate to Conference of California Bar Associations, 2009
Mr. Thomas has been covered by media outlets including the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Daily Journal, MSN.com, Variety.com, Reuters.com, major television networks, TheWrap.com, InternetBusinessonLine.com, EditorsGuild.com, StudioBriefing.net, and others.
Mr. Thomas often gives presentations on legal issues to lawyers and other professional groups, including the Screen Actors, Directors and Writers Guilds of America, the Golden State Peace Officers Association, bar associations, groups of municipal employees, and others.