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David M. Thomas II

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  • Tulane University Law School
    J.D., 1988
  • University of Southern Mississippi
    M.B.A., 1985
  • Rhodes College
    B.A. Business, 1984
Bar Admissions
  • Mississippi, 1988
About David
  • What previous experiences, prior to your work at Balch, influence your practice?

    My jobs (both paid and unpaid) for small businesses and trade groups throughout high school and college gave me the opportunity to work closely with the business owners or managers and to develop an appreciation for dealing with random and wide-ranging surprises and challenges on a daily basis. At Balch I am privileged to continue to work with owners and managers and to help them address such surprises and challenges.

  • What do you find most exciting about your work?

Select Matters

  • Successfully defended client against nationally publicized allegation of negligent hiring for post-Hurricane Katrina cleanup work; also defeated indemnity claims from co-defendant.
  • Successfully defended client against multiple charges of discrimination and retaliation filed by employee working in client's human resources department.
  • Successfully defended client against multiple charges of race, age and gender discrimination arising from investigation and discharge of numerous employees believed to be cheating their employer on product sales and commissions.
  • Utilized forensic investigation in defense of allegation of sexual harassment.



      Speaking Engagements


        • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1988
        • University of Southern Mississippi, M.B.A., 1985
        • Rhodes College, B.A. Business, 1984
        • U.S. Supreme Court, 1989
        • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1988
        • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi, 1988
        • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi, 1988
        Bar Admissions
        • Mississippi, 1988
        Professional Affiliations
        • Mississippi Bar Association, Chairman of Employment Law Section, 1999-2000
        • Capital Area Bar Association
        • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section; Health Law Section
        • Delta Human Resources Management Association, Board Member and Government Liaison, 2012 - 2016
        • Capital Area Human Resource Association
        • American Health Lawyers Association
        Awards & Accolades
        • The Best Lawyers in America
        • Martindale-Hubbell - AV Preeminent Rating 
        Community Involvement
        • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, former Board Member
        • United Way