With more than 30 years of experience, Jeffrey Horton Thomas is known for his work in high stakes employment law disputes throughout California, his mature sense of judgment, and his aggressive, forward-leaning approach in representing his clients.

From mid-market employers to Fortune 500 companies, Jeffrey’s clients are leaders in entertainment, technology, telecommunications, manufacturing, retail, service, healthcare, nonprofit, transportation, fashion, food processing, and other sectors. Although he has a particular interest in addressing disability accommodation, pay equity, gender issues and discrimination, and harassment and retaliation claims, he also successfully counsels and defends employers in the full range of California and federal employment law matters, including wage and hour disputes, PAGA actions, and class actions. 

Jeffrey is sought out for safeguarding employers’ trade secrets and helping them retain employees and customers in the face of potentially damaging overtures by competitors. He is regularly retained to conduct workplace investigations, lead teams conducting wage and hour compliance audits, and advising clients through plant closures and mass layoffs.  

Jeffrey's expertise has earned him inclusion in the Los Angeles Business Journal's exclusive list of "Top Litigators and Trial Attorneys" for 2019 and The National Law Journal's list of 2019 Trailblazers. Jeffrey is also recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in Employment Litigation Defense, by Super Lawyers as among the “Top 100 Super Lawyers” in Southern California from among attorneys in all practice areas, and by Martindale-Hubbell where he is ranked as AV-Preeminent, their highest rating given for ethics and ability.  


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