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Stephen R. Thomas




When important public policy is being crafted, Stephen 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 beverages. He specializes in commercial litigation, product liability, and insurance defense.

Mr. Thomas is a member of the Litigation practice group and a member of the firm’s Board of Partners. He previously chaired the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry and is Director of the Associated Taxpayers of Idaho, Inc. He is a member of the American Bar Association – Litigation Section, and Idaho State Bar – Litigation, Environment and Natural Resources, Commercial Law, Bankruptcy, Business and Corporate Law Sections.

Mr. Thomas’ 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.


Idaho State and Federal Courts

New York State and Federal Courts

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

United States Supreme Court

Association of the Bar of New York City


Law School:

Columbia University, J.D., 1978


Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Executive Program for Building Companies, 1991


Yale College, A.B., 1975

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