When important public policy is being crafted, Steve Thomas plays a critical role as a leader in legislative advocacy and state government affairs. He represents clients in such industries as forest products, finance, oil and gas, railroad, health insurance, social media, and soft drinks. He specializes in commercial litigation, product liability, resource disputes, and insurance defense.
Steve is a member of the litigation practice area and a member of the firm’s Board of Partners. He previously chaired the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry is a past director of the Associated Taxpayers of Idaho, Inc., and is a member of the Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyer Honorary Society. He is a member of the American Bar Association – Litigation, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice, Environmental Energy and Resources; and Idaho State Bar – Litigation, Environment and Natural Resources, Commercial Law, Bankruptcy, Business, and Corporate Law Sections.
Steve’s professional recognition includes Martindale-Hubbell’s AV® Preeminent™ Lawyer Rating; Best Lawyers® – Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law; a Chambers USA ranking, and designation as a Super Lawyer. He is past President of the Ore-Ida Council, Boy Scouts of America, and St. Joseph’s School Board; and a Paul Harris Fellow with Rotary International.
LAW SCHOOL: Columbia University, J.D., 1978
GRADUATE: Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Executive Program for Building Companies, 1991
UNDERGRADUATE: Yale College, A.B., 1975
American Bar Association – Litigation
Richard C. Fields Inns of Courts
Idaho State Bar – Litigation, Environment and Natural Resources, Commercial Law, Bankruptcy, Business and Corporate Law Sections
Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyer Honorary Society, past member
Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry, Past Chair
Paul Harris fellow – Rotary International