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Christina J. Thomas

Lexington, kentucky

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Biography Overview

Christina J. Thomas is a native South Carolinian with a passion for Employee Rights. The eldest of three daughters born to a blue-collar family, Mrs. Thomas is deeply connected to the spirit of the American Worker. Her mission as a lawyer is to demand Corporate Accountability and “even the playing field” for hardworking men and women who form the backbone of the American economy.

Mrs. Thomas graduated magna cum laude from the South Carolina Honors College at the University of South Carolina where she received a Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae Degree for her coursework in Biology, Political Science, French and Spanish. As an undergraduate, Mrs. Thomas studied at Costa Rica’s Institute of Central American Development Studies; served as a Congressional Fellow to South Carolina Representative John Spratt in Washington, D.C.; and participated in Combat Soldier Reintegration Research for the U.S. Army’s Recruiting Command Psychologist at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Mrs. Thomas also conducted an Independent Study on Physical Education Reform in South Carolina’s Public Schools and defended a Honors Senior Thesis applying Dynamic Systems Theory to Healthcare Reform.

After college, Mrs. Thomas taught middle school French in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, which inspired her to travel to Honduras, Central America, and then to Malawi, Africa, where she participated in a non-profit effort to educate school children and community leaders on gender equality and the preventability of HIV infection. She then enrolled in the Charleston School of Law, where she graduated cum laude as the Managing Editor for the Charleston Law Review and a recipient of her school’s Giving Back Award for Excellence in Community Service.

Prior to joining Morgan & Morgan’s Employee Rights Group, Mrs. Thomas worked as a Statewide Paralegal for South Carolina Legal Services’ Migrant Farm Worker and Limited English Proficiency Divisions and as an Attorney for an Employment Litigation firm in Fort Lauderdale where she represented both public and private sector employees in a variety of labor disputes. Throughout her career, Mrs. Thomas has represented hundreds of men and women in single-plaintiff and class action cases involving workplace discrimination and harassment, whistleblower retaliation, family medical leave, employee benefits disputes, breach of contract and unpaid minimum wages and overtime. One-hundred percent of Mrs. Thomas’s practice is devoted to protecting the rights of aggrieved employees.

Mrs. Thomas lives with her husband, her three sons, her Great Dane and her Treeing Walker Coonhound. She is proud to offer her professional services in both English and Spanish and is honored to be a member of the Morgan & Morgan team.


Practice Areas

  • Wage & Hour Cases:
    • Overtime Violations
    • Minimum Wage Violations
    • Unlawful Deductions/Kickbacks
    • Misclassification
    • Unpaid Wages/Commissions
    • Tip Pool/ Tip Credit Violations
    • Off-the-Clock Violations
    • Donning/Doffing Uniforms and Equipment
    • Unpaid Travel Time
    • Class/Collective Actions
    • Litigation
    • Arbitration
  • Labor & Employment Law:
    • Discrimination & Harassment: Age, Gender, National Origin, Race, Religion, Pregnancy, Disability, Smokers’ Rights
    • Disability and Family Medical Leave
    • Whistleblower
    • OSHA/Workplace Safety
    • Benefits/Healthcare Discrimination
    • USERRA (Active Duty Military)
    • Equal Pay Act
    • Class/Collective Actions
    • Litigation
    • Arbitration

Recent Successes

$31,765.97 Verdict Susan Brooks v. Peer Review Mediation Labor and Employment 2012
$10,371.18 Verdict Katz v. M3 Restaurant Group Labor and Employment 2011
  • Susan Brooks v. Peer Review Mediation

    $31,765.97

    Verdict - 2012

  • Katz v. M3 Restaurant Group

    $10,371.18

    Verdict - 2011

In The Media

Publications

  • Co-Author, Collective Notice of Individual Rights: Court Enforcement of Pre-Arbitration Safeguards in Section 16(b) Actions, 30 ABA J. Lab. & Emp. L. 325 (Spring 2015)

  • Chapter Editor, Age Discrimination in Employment Law Treatise, A.B.A. Section of Labor and Employment Law, Committee on Federal Labo Standards Legislation, Subcommittee an Age Discrimination in Employment (2nd Ed. 2015)

  • Contributing Author, 2015 Supplement, Age Discrimination in Employment Law Treatise, A.B.A. Section of Labor and Employment Law, Committee on Federal Labor Standards Legislation, Subcommittee an Age Discrimination in Employment (2016)

  • Contributing Author, 2016 Midwinter Meeting Report, A.B.A. Section of Labor and Employment Law, Committee on Federal Labor Standards Legislation, Subcommittee on the Family and Medical Leave Act (2016)

  • Contributing Author, 2015 Midwinter Meeting Report, A.B.A Section of Labor and Employment Law, Committee on Federal Labor Standards Legislation, Subcommittee on the Family and Medical Leave Act (2015)

  • Contributing Author, 2014 Midwinter Meeting Report, A.B.A Section of Labor and Employment Law, Committee on Federal Labor Standards Legislation, Subcommittee on the Family and Medical Leave Act (2014)

Admitted to Practice In

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Memberships

  • Florida Bar
  • Kentucky Bar

Education

  • University of South Carolina, Honors College, Columbia, South Carolina; B.A.R.S.C., 2004
  • Charleston School of Law, Charleston, South Carolina; J.D., 2009