Juan R. Thomas is Of Counsel to Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A., and is the founder and principal of the Thomas Law Group. Mr. Thomas’ practice includes the following specialties: real estate/estate planning, labor and employment, and family law. In addition, Mr. Thomas provides counseling and training to firm clients in areas involving personnel, collective bargaining, and business development matters.
Mr. Thomas served as the 75th President of the National Bar Association (NBA) from 2017-18. During his term as President, the NBA co-founded the National Commission for Voter Justice to address voter suppression across the country while advancing electoral reform and civic engagement. Under his Law & Technology Initiative, Mr. Thomas was the first NBA President to lead the Association to Silicon Valley to improve relationships between the African American legal community and the tech industry. Also, under Mr. Thomas’ leadership the NBA established its first LGBTQ Lawyers Division to promote inclusion for all members regardless of their sexual orientation or identity. As a result of Mr. Thomas’ dedication to bar leadership, he was invited to serve on the Leadership Advisory Board of the National Conference of Bar Presidents, a national association whose mission is to provide high-quality programming and leadership development training for lawyers.
The National Black Lawyers: Top 100 includes Mr. Thomas on its list of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, an honor given to only a select group of lawyers for their superior skills and qualifications in the field. Membership in this exclusive organization is by invitation only and is limited to the top 100 attorneys in each state or region who have demonstrated excellence and have achieved outstanding results in their careers. Mr. Thomas’ selection was based upon his performance as an exceptional lawyer in the practice area of matrimonial and family law in the state of Illinois.
Mr. Thomas is the General Counsel for the Morehouse College National Alumni Association. Recently, he was elected by his peers to serve as the Secretary of the American Bar Association’s Civil Rights & Social Justice Section and is a member of the Council of the American Bar Association’s Section for State & Local Government.
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