Juan R.Thomas is the founder and principal of The Thomas Law Group. Mr. Thomas’ practice includes the following specialties: real estate/estate planning, labor and employment, and family law. In addition, Mr. Thomas provides counseling and training to firm clients in areas involving personnel, collective bargaining, and business development matters. Prior to founding The Thomas Law Group, Mr. Thomas was an associate with Holland & Knight, LLP in the employment and labor group in their Chicago office.
The National Black Lawyers: Top 100 includes Mr. Thomas on its list of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, an honor given to only a select group of lawyers for their superior skills and qualifications in the field. Membership in this exclusive organization is by invitation only, and is limited to the top 100 attorneys in each state or region who have demonstrated excellence and have achieved outstanding results in their careers. Mr. Thomas’ selection was based upon his performance as an exceptional lawyer in the practice area of matrimonial and family law in the state of Illinois.
Prior to founding The Thomas Law Group in 2003, Mr. Thomas’ professional career was deeply rooted in political and governmental affairs. Mr. Thomas served as the legislative liaison for Citizen Action Illinois, where he advocated on behalf of consumer rights before the Illinois General Assembly. Mr. Thomas also served as Labor Counsel to Illinois Secretary of State, Jesse White, providing legal advice on labor and employment, and collective bargaining issues for the Office’s approximately 4,000 employees. Mr. Thomas has broad knowledge and experience in labor and employment law affecting the private sector, state and local governments, as well as school districts within the State of Illinois.