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John D. Thomas Jr.

John D. Thomas Jr.

Honolulu, Hawaii

John D. Thomas, Jr. joined the firm in 1980. He has practiced law for over 35 years. Mr. Thomas has lectured at legal seminars for attorneys and has authored a chapter in the Hawaii Motor Vehicle Collision Manual published in Hawaii in 1990. He was appointed by the Chief Justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court to the State of Hawaii Rules of Evidence Committee, and has been a committee member since 1993. Mr. Thomas was chair of the Hawaii Tort Law Study Committee from 1997 to 1999. Mr. Thomas has developed an emphasis in medical negligence cases and has been trial counsel for some of the largest medical malpractice cases in Hawaii.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1980

Areas of Practice

  • Automobile
  • Aviation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii, 1974
  • California, 1973
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1973
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987


  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California
    • J.D. - 1973
  • Princeton University
    • A.B. - 1970


  • Lectured, Legal Seminars for Attorneys

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Hawaii Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Hawaii Tort Law Study Committee, Chair, 1997 - 1999