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Anita Wallace Thomas

Partner

Atlantic Station
201 17th Street NW
Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30363
anita.thomas@nelsonmullins.com

Anita Wallace Thomas practices in litigation involving general commercial litigation, franchise litigation, drug and medical device litigation, product liability, employment litigation and toxic tort.

Anita Wallace Thomas practices in litigation involving general commercial litigation, franchise litigation, drug and medical device litigation, product liability, employment litigation and toxic tort.

Anita Wallace Thomas practices in litigation involving general commercial litigation, franchise litigation, drug and medical device litigation, product liability, employment litigation and toxic tort.

Experience

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Experience

  • Serves as counsel and trusted advisor to local governments in all phases of litigation, internal investigations, personnel training
  • Experience in product and commercial liability litigation, employment litigation, complex litigation, and drug medical device litigation
  • Serves as trial counsel and MDL counsel in cases in various jurisdictions
  • Defends clients against charges of employment discrimination, harassment and wrongful discharge
  • Counsels employers in hiring, employing and firing employees and conducts pre-litigation internal investigations
  • Has served as lead counsel in more than 50 jury trials held in the superior and state courts of Georgia

Previous Professional Experience

  • Previous affiliation with another Atlanta law firm
  • Assistant District Attorney prosecuting felonies for the Fulton County District Attorney's Office (1990-1995)

Education

  • Mercer University School of Law, JD (1989)
  • Spelman College, BA, English (1986)

Admissions

  • Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

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  • Women Works Media Group, one of Georgia's 2017-2018 "Most Powerful and Influential Attorney"
  • Savoy Magazine's 2015 Most Influential Black Lawyers
  • 2014 Inductee, Gate City Bar Association on Hall of Fame
  • The Bensonetta Tipton Lane Award for Commitment to the Family
  • Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys’ Spirit of GABWA Award
  • The National Bar Association's President's Award
  • Seaborn Lee Elementary School Living Legend Award
  • 2010 Outstanding Woman in the Profession Achievement Award, Atlanta Bar Association Women in the Profession Section
  • State Bar of Georgia's Thomas R. Burnside Jr. Excellence in Bar Leadership Award
  • Georgia Super Lawyer (2007-2008)
  • State Bar of Georgia and Women and Minorities in the Profession Committee
  • Labor and Employment Section, American Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Gate City Bar Association
  • National Bar Association
  • Former Board Member, Atlanta Regional Commission
  • Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2011
  • Board member, Andrew & Walter Young YMCA
  • Board member, Planned Parenthood
  • Inducted into Gate City Bar Association Hall of Fame (2014)
  • Board of Trustees, Leadership Institute for Women of Color in Law and Business
  • Leadership Atlanta (2011)
  • Board of Governors, State Bar of Georgia (2010) 
  • Chair, Nelson Mullins Diversity Committee (2009)
  • Former President, Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys
  • Board Member, National Association of Women Lawyers (2007 - 2012)
  • Chair, Georgia Board of Bar Examiners (2012 – 2013)
  • Former chair, Judicial Nominating Committee, Atlanta Bar Association
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