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Contact Information


  • University of Florida College of Law, J.D., with high honors
  • Swarthmore College, B.A.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • The Florida Bar
  • United States District Court
    • Northern District of Florida
    • Middle District of Florida
    • Southern District of Florida
  • United States Courts of Appeals
    • Eleventh Circuit

John R. Thomas

Shareholder / Board of Directors

John is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and a trial lawyer in the firm’s litigation department. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, insolvency matters, sports litigation, and environmental litigation.

For more than a decade, John has represented plaintiffs and defendants in contract, business tort, and corporate governance disputes in a variety of industries, including banking, construction, manufacturing, and real estate. He also represents creditors in federal and state courts throughout Florida. His representative matters include Chapter 11 and 12 reorganizations, adversary proceedings, and other contested matters in bankruptcy court.

In addition, John represents professional sports governing bodies in the investigation and prosecution of athletes and officials involved in gambling, match-fixing, and other corruption matters.

Clients and in-house counsel turn to John when faced with legal matters that are especially complicated. He takes pride in translating complex headaches into simple and cost-efficient resolutions.

John has been named a Florida Trend “Legal Elite” and a Florida Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for his work in business litigation. He was also listed by The Best Lawyers in America in commercial litigation.


  • Best Lawyers in America
    • Banking and Finance Law
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Florida Trend “Legal Elite”
  • Florida Super Lawyers “Rising Star”

Professional Activities

  • Episcopal School of Jacksonville
    • Board of Trustees
  • American Bar Association
  • Chester Bedell Inn of Court
  • Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Jacksonville Bar Association