Attorney Jed Thomas

Professional Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association

Practice Areas

  • Stucco Defect Litigation
  • Wage and Hour Claims
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Hurricane Claims
  • Trucking Crashes
  • Consumer Fraud  Claims

John E. “Jed” Thomas Peer Review Rated

Shareholder

Background & Experience

Jed Thomas has practiced law in Florida since 1996 and is one of the founding shareholders at Thomas Nutter Thomas. For the past 10 years at Marshall Thomas Burnett, he has represented homeowners and business owners in claim disputes against insurance carriers. Mr. Thomas has litigated more than 1000 sinkhole cases in courts throughout Florida, and he has tried cases to verdict in Pasco, Hernando, Hillsborough and Alachua counties.

Jed Thomas’ experience in representing both defendants and plaintiffs in a wide range of disputes provides him with a unique ability in analyzing and handling cases. He has represented clients throughout Florida in courts from Miami to Tallahassee. His experience also includes representing business interests in breach of contract, tort, non-competition, fraud, deceptive trade practice, business break-ups, and other complex litigation. He has represented many Fortune 500 corporations in class action defense litigation involving Florida and multi-state consumer classes. He represented Florida Farm Wineries in litigation against the State of Florida over the right to directly ship wine to customers throughout the nation and also advised wineries on alcohol regulation issues. Mr. Thomas also represented gubernatorial and local candidates in Florida elections.

Mr. Thomas is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, the highest distinction awarded. In 2011, in the area of insurance law, he was selected as a member of Florida Trend’s “Florida Legal Elite,” which names the state’s Legal Leaders named by their peers.

Jed Thomas serves on The Florida State University College of Law Board of Directors and has endowed an academic fund at the Law School in the names of his parents, John & Judith Thomas.

Jed Thomas was born on December 9, 1968, in Satellite Beach, Florida. During his second year of law school, he was selected as one of only thirty persons statewide to receive a fellowship at the Florida House of Representatives. During his third year of law school, he was also a legislative aide for the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee. As a legislative aide, Mr. Thomas was responsible for bill drafting, committee liaison, extensive legal analysis of proposed laws, and oral and written presentations to the Legislature.

While in law school, Jed Thomas served as a principal aide to Lt. Governor Kenneth H. “Buddy” Mackay during the 1994 gubernatorial campaign. As Gov. Mackay’s aide, he traveled extensively statewide assisting the Governor in campaign strategy and policy.

Bar Admissions

  • 1996, Florida Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Education

  • Auburn University (B.S. 1991)
  • Florida State University (J.D. Magna Cum Laude, 1996).
  • Book Awards: Torts, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Real Estate Transactions