George Thomas

George Thomas
George Thomas
Attorney
Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc.

Experience

Attorney for Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. Toledo, Ohio (Sep. 2011 – Present)
• Practice areas include Fair Housing, ADA, community development
• Extensive experience also includes landlord-tenant, and affordable housing
• Recipient of Competitive Equal Justice Works fellowship
• Worked with Medical-Legal Partnership for Children (MLPC)
• Real estate, nonprofit incorporation and governance
• Proficient in GIS, including the Google Maps API, and QGIS software
• Skilled in programming, HTML, CSS, JavaScript

Attorney for Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. Toledo, Ohio (Oct. 2008 – Sep. 2011)
• Extensive trial and general litigation experience
• Preparation for appeals, complex litigation, discovery
• Worked with underrepresented low-income communities
• Conducted in-house training of other legal aid attorneys

Judicial Clerk for Housing and Environmental Court, Toledo, Ohio (Jan. 2006 – Oct. 2008)
• Drafted judicial opinions for the Housing and Environmental Court
• Worked with Housing Court staff to provide information and resources to the
community about safe and affordable housing

Summer clerk for ABLE’s Legal Aid Line Toledo, Ohio (2005)
• Performed research for Legal Aid Line staff related to community legal issues

Education

Juris Doctor, University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio (2007)
• Winner of the University of Toledo’s Fornoff Moot Court Competition
• Coordinator and Coach for Fornoff Moot Court Competition
• Member of University of Toledo Constitutional Law Moot Court team
• Coach for University of Toledo Constitutional Law Moot Court team

Bachelor of Arts, Lourdes College, Sylvania, Ohio (2004) Magna Cum Laude
Double Major in Psychology and Business Administration
• National Dean’s List
• Vice President of Student Government

Bar, Memberships, and Awards
• Admitted to Ohio Bar, 2008
• Admitted to Illinois Bar, 2007 (voluntary inactive status)
• Leadership Toledo, Class of 2013
• Toledo-Lucas County Homelessness Board
• Toledo Design Center
• Winner of Champion of Justice Award, ABLE
• Winner of Best Research Poster, 2016 Medical-Legal Partnership National Summit
• Winner of 16th Annual Mercy Research Symposium, original research category
• Winner of Toledo 20 Under 40 Award, 2013

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