Allison R. Thomas

Staff Attorney

Columbus
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Overview

It takes a level head and an open mind to successfully resolve legal challenges that arise in the workplace. Allison Thomas has both. Her employment litigation and labor relations practice benefits from Allison’s deliberate approach to disputes, as well as her ability to find creative solutions to the struggles that exist between employees and employers in every industry. Experienced with all phases of litigation, Allison is committed to customizing her efforts to suit the unique needs of each client.

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  • Investigated numerous whistleblower retaliation complaints brought under the Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA) and prepared response on behalf of the rail carrier to submit to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Also assisted with discovery, motion practice, witness preparation, trial strategy, and post-hearing brief preparation relating to FRSA hearings before an administrative law judge.
  • Investigated and prepared responses to complaints alleging unlawful discrimination in equal employment offices across the country on behalf of employers.
  • Prepared motions, deposed witnesses, managed discovery, prepared witnesses, and examined witnesses at trial in medical and dental malpractice suits.
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Experience

  • Investigated numerous whistleblower retaliation complaints brought under the Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA) and prepared response on behalf of the rail carrier to submit to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Also assisted with discovery, motion practice, witness preparation, trial strategy, and post-hearing brief preparation relating to FRSA hearings before an administrative law judge.
  • Investigated and prepared responses to complaints alleging unlawful discrimination in equal employment offices across the country on behalf of employers.
  • Prepared motions, deposed witnesses, managed discovery, prepared witnesses, and examined witnesses at trial in medical and dental malpractice suits.
  • Assisted with preparation of arbitration and post-hearing briefs related to labor disputes for a large public transit entity.
  • Provided counsel on best practices and policy to a variety of employers in the entertainment and hospitality industries.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Leadership Ohio: Class of 2017

Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association

Prior Positions

  • The Honorable James R. Knepp II, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio: Law Clerk (2013 to 2015)
  • Toledo Municipal Court: Small Claims Assistant (2012 to 2013)
  • The Honorable David A. Katz, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio: Judicial Extern (2011)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • Ohio

Education

  • J.D., University of Toledo College of Law, 2013, cum laude; University of Toledo Law Review, Board 44, Contributing Editor; Women's Law Student Association
  • B.S., Indiana University, 2010