Michael David Thomas was born and raised in Southwest Virginia where I graduated from high school at the top of the class, well 2nd anyway, and was the second person in my family to attend college.
I was fortunate enough to attend The College of William & Mary. Those years in The College were so filled with history and inspiration from our founding fathers that I was motivated to pursue law as a career.
Also during my college years, I worked as a cook in a local candy and confectionary store for which I still have very fond memories of and I feel it has been a major addition to my life. I mean, how many people can say they can write a doctore level thesis and make five different flavors of fudge at the same time.
I graduated from The College in 1998 with my BBA in Accounting and after graduating from William & Mary, I went to law school at Regent University. While in law school, I was fortunate to find job as financial aid counselor helping my fellow classmates through the financial aspects of their graduate school years.
I graduated from law school in 2003 and while awaiting the bar results, I worked briefly with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office in Wythe County, VA, where I gained invaluable experience in criminal law. I passed the bar in 2004.
Upon passing the bar, I was hired by the Law Office of Olaf Gebhart in October of 2004. I worked a number of years with the firm and was promoted to managing attorney in 2009 and developed a sizeable bankruptcy practice.
From January of 2011 until April 2013, I gained invaluable experience when I went to work for the Law Office of John W Lee, P.C. It was with this firm that was able to grow more areas of practice and focus more on Divorce and Family Law.