Benjamin E. Thomas

Benjamin E. Thomas

BENJAMIN E. THOMAS is the vice president of the Firm. He practices in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, primarily in commercial litigation, employment law, creditor rights and civil rights litigation. Mr. Thomas represents businesses and individuals in a broad range of litigation and disputes.

In his employment practice, Mr. Thomas advises businesses with respect to employment relations and represents companies and individuals before the Human Rights Commission, the EEOC and in employment discrimination, sexual harassment and civil rights lawsuits. Mr. Thomas presents anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training seminars for employers and prepares policies and employment contracts for businesses.Mr. Thomas represents financial institutions and other creditors in foreclosure actions, loan workouts and bankruptcy. With a particular emphasis in commercial loans, Mr. Thomas assists clients through the entire process of loan default to recover collateral through foreclosure, as well as the Chapter 11 bankruptcy process.

Mr. Thomas is the Legal Instructor for the Western States School of Banking, instructing bankers on the basics of banking and foreclosure law.  He also teaches seminars to lawyers and creditors on the entire foreclosure process. Mr. Thomas has specific experience in guiding banks through the purchase of other financial institutions and transfer of loans.

He also represents businesses in dram-shop-related personal injury litigation and has experience representing clients in the prison industry in a wide range of lawsuits.

Admissions

  • New Mexico, 2003
  • United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, 2004
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2006
  • United States Supreme Court, 2007

Education

  • Boston University, 2003, J.D.
  • Vanderbilt University, 1999, B.A.
  • Boston University, 2004, M.A., International Relations

Publications & Speeches

  • Mr. Thomas presents anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training seminars for employers and prepares policies and employment contracts for businesses.
  • Mr. Thomas presents banking and finance law courses for professionals in the banking and finance industry sector.

Recognitions

  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV Preeminent
  • Chambers USA
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Benchmark Litigation
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
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Professional & Community Involvement

  • JCC of Greater Albuquerque, Board Member
  • The Storehouse, Board Member
  • Albuquerque Bar Association
  • Legal Instructor, Western States School of Banking
  • Leadership Albuquerque, 2008
  • Boston University International Law Journal