Brady R. Thomas

Brady R. Thomas

Location:
Columbia, South Carolina
Phone:
877-805-2942
843-410-3956

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 and 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.

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 trucks with insufficient roof support.

 

Areas of Practice

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

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 2004
  • Georgia, 2010
  • 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 District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
    • Juris Doctor cum laude - 2004
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Honors: Order of the Wig and Robe
  • Florida State University
    • B.S. - 2000

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell Rated: AV
  • Super Lawyers, South Carolina Rising Star, 2014
  • The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 40 Trial Lawyers under 40 in South Carolina

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Georgia Bar
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • South Carolina Bar

Past Employment Positions

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