Charles J. "Chad" Thomas Attorney At Law

Charles J. Thomas - Attorney at Law

Of Counsel

T 813.273.5000
F 813.273.5145
D 813.273.5038
Tampa 401 East Jackson Street Suite 2700 Tampa, Florida 33602

Chad is of counsel in the Firm’s Tampa office, where he concentrates his practice on advising public and private-sector clients in all areas of labor and employment law. His experience includes employment litigation, labor relations, equal opportunity law, and wage and hour law.  Chad represents clients in federal and state trial and appellate courts, and during administrative proceedings before federal, state, and local agencies. In addition to his experience in private practice, Chad formerly worked as the in-house labor attorney for a publicly-traded company with operations throughout the United States.

  • Background

    Chad graduated with distinction from Northwestern University and continued on to earn his law degree cum laude from the University of Michigan. He has been a speaker for The Florida Bar and has appeared on Spanish-language television to discuss legal issues.

  • Recognition
    • Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2023
  • Education
    • Northwestern University, B.A. (with distinction, 1990)
      • Phi Beta Kappa
    • University of Michigan, J.D. (cum laude, 1993)
  • Admissions
    • Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
    • The Florida Bar
    • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Languages
    • Spanish
  • Presentations and Seminars
    • "A Challenging (But Necessary) Row to Hoe: Addressing Wage and Hour Compliance for Agriculture Operations," Agricultural Labor Relations Forum, September 11-13, 2019