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Brady R. Thomas

Member

Contact

Office: Barnwell, South Carolina
Phone: 803-541-7838
Toll Free: 888-705-1619
Fax: 803-541-9625
E-mail: bthomas@rpwb.com

Areas of Practice

Profile

Brady R. Thomas has experience in an array of practice areas, including: class-action lawsuits; business litigation; personal injury; products and premises liability; Eminent Domain litigation; truck accidents and vehicle defect cases.

Thomas joined RPWB in 2010 after being a partner at Lewis & Babcock in Columbia. In 2012, he was named one of the top 40 trial lawyers under 40-years-old by the National Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only association that recognizes top talent in the legal profession. In 2014, Super Lawyers – a national legal ranking service – recognized Thomas as a rising star in South Carolina.

Thomas is a 2004 graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he graduated in the top ten percent of his class. He holds an undergraduate degree in political science from Florida State University, where he ran varsity cross country and track.

He is married and has two children.

Admissions

  • 2004, South Carolina
  • 2010, Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, State of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2004
  • Florida State University, B.S., 2000

Professional Memberships

  • Georgia Bar
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rated: AV
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Super Lawyers, South Carolina Rising Star, 2014-2015
  • The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 40 Trial Lawyers under 40 in South Carolina

Prior Experience

  • Partner, Lewis & Babcock, LLP, Columbia, South Carolina

Representative Cases

Freeman vs. Hendrick Honda of Easley
A car dealership in South Carolina was charging consumers closing fees that were not for the purpose of reimbursing closing costs. In 2013, Thomas and fellow RPWB attorney Dave Butler won a $4 million judgment in a jury trial against a dealership in Pickens County. After the judgment, numerous other dealerships settled similar claims brought by Mr. Thomas’ clients.

Exploding gas cans and other burn injuries
Thomas has represented many people who were burned by defective products, including gas cans, deep fryers and gas grills. This included more than 50 people who were hurt or killed by exploding gas cans. One group of Mr. Thomas’s clients received more than $60 million from Blitz U.S.A, Inc., and Walmart as a part of a settlement in the Blitz U.S.A., Inc. bankruptcy.

Truck wrecks
RPWB has a strong reputation for litigating truck wrecks against drivers, vehicle owners, insurance companies and vehicle manufacturers. Thomas has represented individuals who were killed or suffered severe injuries in truck accidents, including vehicle defect cases involving unguarded sidesaddle fuel tanks and those injured by truck’s with insufficient roof support.