Attorney Ronald V. Thomas was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island. Mr. Thomas always wanted to be an attorney. He felt compelled to speak the truth and advocate for others. Mr. Thomas has also always had a deep interest in psychology and persuasion. After high school, Mr. Thomas earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Southern California, and then a law degree from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles. After graduating from law school in 1996 Mr. Thomas moved to Arizona to establish his own law practice.
Throughout law school and early in his career, Mr. Thomas worked on a variety of case types to quickly obtain lots of courtroom experience. During law school, for instance, he clerked for, and worked closely with, the lead trial attorney at a high-volume personal injury law office in Los Angeles, California. Clerking for the law firm, Mr. Thomas gained invaluable research skills and practical information about effectively fighting for his future clients. Mr. Thomas also clerked for a prominent Los Angeles Superior Court judge who mentored Mr. Thomas when he was a law student. During his time as a law clerk for the trial judge, Mr. Thomas assisted the judge on several high-profile cases involving Hollywood actors, movie studios, and international corporations.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Thomas has represented thousands of clients in countless hearings and trials, with a remarkable success rate. Mr. Thomas also has achieved favorable settlements and creative non-trial outcomes for clients.
Mr. Thomas quickly developed a passion for fathers’ and men’s rights in family court. He was trained under one of the nation’s leading fathers’ rights attorneys and president of a national men’s rights organization. He was taught various tools, tactics, and techniques for representing fathers and husbands facing daunting battles in family court, a place that some say is not a favorable place for males. Mr. Thomas enjoys the sometimes uphill battle of achieving victory for men in family court cases.
Mr. Thomas also served as a Judge Pro Tempore of the Maricopa County Superior Court from 2010 to 2014, presiding over hearings and settlement conferences. Mr. Thomas has been active in bar associations and national legal organizations.