Helping My Community Since 1989

Dedication. Compassion. Heart.

Derrick Thomas

Derrick Thomas has been winning jury and bench trials for over 26 years in civil and criminal cases. Based upon his extraordinary courtroom skills and high ethical standards, he was selected as a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America. Selection in the Litigation Counsel is highly selective and by invitation only. The Litigation Counsel of America Fellows is composed of less than half of 1% of U.S. lawyers. Let Derrick handle your personal injury, workers’ compensation, and litigation matters.

Derrick is a Veteran with a rather unique military background. He has served in the United States Army Reserves, Pennsylvania National Guard and as a Judge Advocate General in the United States Marine Corps.

"I take the time to get to know you as a person so I can represent your story honestly and accurately."

Making a meaningful difference in his clients’ lives is equally important to Derrick in his community outreach. Derrick is a dedicated leader within his community, functioning as the Legal Advisor for MEGA Mentors, Chairman of the Board for the Jennie M. Shaw Community Development Foundation, a Deacon at Fifth Street Baptist Church and a Chapter Counsel and Chairman of the Election and Benevolence Committees of the Richmond (VA) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Derrick is an avid reader and golfer and enjoys playing chess and traveling.

A Proven Winning Strategy

Years of preparing for trials, mediation, arbitration, and administrative hearings have formulated a winning strategy that will be used to help you obtain the best result for your case. We call this strategy, the Five I’s.

  1. Investigate the Facts

  2. Interview the Witnesses

  3. Integrate the Facts and Witness Statements

  4. Interpret the Law and Apply the Facts

  5. Implement a Winning Trial Strategy

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia State Bar, 1993

  • Pennsylvania State Bar, 1989

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh, 1989

  • Indiana University - Pennsylvania

Professional Associations

  • Legal Advisor for MEGA Mentors

  • Chairman of the Board for the Jennie M. Shaw Community Development Foundation

  • Deacon at Fifth Street Baptist Church

  • Chapter Counsel and Chairman of the Election and Benevolence Committees of the Richmond (VA) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc

Awards

  • Fellow and litigation counsel of America

Litigation Counsel of America Badge