Robert L. Thomas, Jr. ATTORNEY AT LAW


OFFICE HOURS

Mon-Thur
9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 9am-3pm

OFFICE PHONE:
(281) 238 4366
OFFICE FAX:
(281) 238 4367
OFFICE ADDRESS:
807 Houston Street
Richmond, Texas 77469



PROFESSIONAL LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS

  • Attorney, Texas State Bar
  • J.D.
  • Arbitration
  • 40 Basic Mediation
  • Discovery Special Master
  • Family Law Mediation
  • Guardianship State Certified

EDUCATION

  • UNC Bachelor Political Science (1993)
  • United States District Court, Southern District, Texas (1998)
  • Thurgood Marshall School of Law (1997)

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Adoption
  • Child Support
  • CPS
  • Divorce
  • Family
  • Juvenile
  • Mediation
  • Modification

COUNTIES OF OPERATION

  • Fort Bend County
  • Austin County
  • Wharton County
  • Brazoria County
  • Harris County
  • Galveston County
EMAIL: ThomasLawFirm@sbcglobal.net Website: www.RThomasLaw.com

Bio for Robert L. “Bob” Thomas, Jr.

Robert L. “Bob” Thomas, Jr. is a fourth generation Texan and is a long-time resident and business owner in the Richmond-Rosenberg area. A licensed attorney, Bob has served the families of Ft. Bend County for over a decade handling family law, civil, and criminal matters at multiple levels.

Bob and his wife Amanda are the proud parents of three children. Brad, age18, is a senior at Foster High School and was recently accepted to the College of Political Science, University of Houston, and is pursuing several scholarship opportunities. He is an excellent student and has been a UIL competitive bass in the varsity choir for three years. He is on the Academic Decathalon team, and has served on the debate team for Foster High School, as well. Madison, age 11, is a sixth grader at Wertheimer Middle School and is also a very bright student. She is in the Honors Choir and has won several first place UIL competitions in Ready Writing and she was also recognized for Music Memory at the UIL level. Samantha, age 7, is a first grader at Austin Elementary and is following the steps of her brother and sister. She is a wonderful student excelling in math and spelling and she is becoming quite the piano player. The family attends Sacred Heart Catholic Church where Bob and Brad have recently become members of the Knights of Columbus.

In 1993, Bob earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Carolina in Political Science. He later moved back to Texas and began attending Thurgood Marshall School of Law, where he ultimately earned his Juris Doctor in 1997. Along the way, he was recognized by Who’s Who Among American Law Students and received scholarship funding for his academic ability. While keeping up with his studies he also received his certification and began mediating various types of civil cases. He excelled in this field and, in 1997, opened Dispute Solutions of Houston. He developed and administered training and certification curriculum in 40-hour basic and specialized family law matters. Mr. Thomas has mediated hundreds of cases with an extremely high rate of success as a volunteer, court appointed and independent mediator for the last 15 years. His mediation skills have been called upon to assist several large corporations with employee training such as USAA in San Antonio, Texas, an organization that provides services to active duty and retired men and women, including their dependants, in the United States military. Upon graduation from law school, he sat for the bar exam and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas and has been a member of the family law, alternative dispute resolution, litigation, and small practice sections. He applied and was admitted to United States District Court, Southern District. Also in 1998, Bob became an instructor at the Center for Advanced Legal Studies where he taught family law, federal studies, civil procedure, bankruptcy, and contracts until May of 2003. He has co-authored numerous papers and led various seminars and panel discussions at Houston area institutes of higher learning and other organizations. He was a member of the Houston Bar Asscociation from 1998 through 2002. He joined the Ft. Bend County Bar Association in 2001 and was President elect in 2007, served as President in 2008, and Immediate Past President in 2009. In addition, Bob was admitted to State Bar College of Texas, the Pro-Bono College of Texas, and Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Inns of Court in 2003. Mr. Thomas was nominated and elected by the Texas Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2006 and he named in 2007 as one of the Top Professionals on the Fast Track for attorneys. He was a founding member of Ft. Bend Lawyers Care, a non-profit organization that provides free legal services to low income Ft. Bend County residents. Bob served as a member of the Ft. Bend Lawyers Care Board of Directors from 2007 until 2009 and is proud to say that he accepted the first family law case from the Ft. Bend Lawyers Care referral program. He currently serves on the Wharton County Junior College Advisory Board for Paralegal Studies and is an active member on the Board of Governors at Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club.

Mr. Thomas and his wife Amanda are contributing sponsors of the scholarship trust fund of Mexican American Hispanic Physicians Associations to encourage and advance the education of young children.

He enjoys cooking, fishing, golfing, hunting and spending time with his family and friends.

As a life-long Republican with traditional values, Bob’s legal background in the office and in the courtroom, his experience as an educator, along with his professionalism, make him the best candidate for the Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 2.

Why I want to be the Justice of the Peace for Precinct 1, Place 2

I want to be the Justice of the Peace first and foremost because I am the best candidate for the position. The role of the Justice Courts is rapidly expanding into areas that require a greater level of expertise in legal issues than ever before. I have extensive trial experience and a successful law practice that afford me that expertise. I am the only lawyer on the Republican ballot and as our county grows it is important that the judicial branch, at all levels, be competent and ethical. The people of this county and this precinct deserve the most from their tax dollar, especially from their elected officials.

I enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds. Having served as an Amicus attorney for several family courts and having 3 children of my own, I am familiar with the issues young people are facing today. The need to stay in school is more important now than it has ever been. I want to help children understand this is a must and attendance is extremely important. Failure is not an option.

This position would give me the opportunity to be involved in the lives many people and influence students to stay in school and work toward getting the best education possible in preparation for the lives ahead of them.

Finally, the role of a judge is to be fair and impartial and treat everyone with respect. This is something that I have learned to value in others and strive to practice in my everyday life. Should I be elected to this bench, I will implement the strong conservative values bestowed upon me by my family, my friends and colleagues, and I will go forth in promotion of raising independent, healthy, educated children that will soon be the very heart of our community and voters. I look forward to the opportunity and welcome the challenge of serving the people of Ft. Bend County, Texas, Precinct 1, Place 2.