Charles J. Thomas


Of Counsel

Location: Tampa, Florida
Phone: 813-228-7000
Direct Dial:  813-204-2849
Fax: 813-273-0091
Email: Email Me

Chad Thomas graduated from Northwestern University, earning a B.A. with distinction in 1990.  He earned his J.D. cum laude from University of Michigan in 1993.

Prior to entering private practice, Chad was in-house labor counsel for a national public sector company.  His experience includes employment litigation, labor relations, wage and hour law and equal opportunity law.  Chad joined Bush Graziano Rice & Hearing in 2023, where he represents clients in federal and state trial courts, concentrating his practice in all areas of labor and employment law.

Chad is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth and Eleventh Circuits.  He was named to the Best Lawyer in America, Litigation – Labor and Employment list in 2023.

Areas of Practice

Labor and Employment
Trade Secret, Noncompete and Unfair Competition

Bar Admissions

U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, selected for inclusion, 2023

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association