Brigitte Thomas

Brigitte Thomas

Thomas Law
  • Civil Rights, Consumer Law, Employment Law...
  • Illinois, New Mexico
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Practice Areas
  • Civil Rights
  • Consumer Law
  • Employment Law
  • Municipal Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Victim's Rights
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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New Mexico
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Attorney
Thomas Law
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EDUCATION: DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, IL 60604; J.D. May 2001, cum. GPA 3.3 University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 58202; B.A. in English, B.A. in Anthropology, 1995, summa cum laude Dickinson High School, Dickinson, ND 58601; diploma May 1991 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 5/2011- present Attorney at Thomas Law (BT Advocacy, P.C.), P.O. Box 10266, Albuquerque New Mexico 87184-10266 Private general practice: Contract Attorney with Community Justice Program (legal services for sexual assault survivors), family law, contract law, DUI defense, discrimination/EEOC 9/2010- 5/2011 Assistant City Attorney, City Attorneys Office, City of Farmington, 800 Municipal Dr., Farmington, NM 87401 5/2009- 9/2010 Associate Attorney, The Risley Law Firm, P.C., 4991 N. Butler, Farmington, NM 87401; (505) 326-1776 10/2003- 5/2009 Assistant Trial Attorney/Senior Trial Attorney, 11th Judicial District Attorneys Office, Farmington, New Mexico office, 710 E. 20th St., Farmington, NM 87401 Prosecuted: Domestic Violence Crimes (misdemeanor and felony assault/battery upon household member, interference with communications, violation of orders of protection, etc.) Driving While Under the Influence of Intoxicating Substances (DUI) Controlled Substance Act Crimes (felony possession, distribution, trafficking, etc.) General Felony Crimes (crimes to persons and to property, as well as white collar crimes and driving while under the influence) Significantly, I: - prosecuted over thirty criminal cases at jury trial while at the District Attorneys office - researched charges, prosecuted and convicted a defendant at trial for Neglect of a Health Care Resident (Resulting in Death) - initiated a specialized unit for prosecution of misdemeanor domestic violence crimes, which included a secretary and an organized, cohesive focus on such crimes - appealed the trial courts suppression of drug evidence, and the New Mexico Supreme Court reviewed and ruled in the States favor, clarifying Fourth Amendment search and seizure law; State v. Jerald Weidner, 158 P.3d 1025 (N.M. 2007); State v. Bomboy, 184 P.3d 1045 (N.M. 2007) 11/2001-5/2003 Managing Attorney, DNA Peoples Legal Services, P.O. Box 987, Shiprock, NM 87420
Education
DePaul
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Professional Associations
New Mexico State Bar
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P.O. Box 10266
Albuquerque, NM, USA
Telephone: (505) 860-5239