David M. Thomas

Biography

Dave's practice focuses on banking law, bankruptcy, commercial transactions and commercial litigation. He assists corporate clients and financial institutions in a variety of commercial matters including loan structuring, workouts, collections, bankruptcy, and regulatory compliance. He has significant experience representing creditors in bankruptcy, including Chapter 7, 11 and 13 cases. He speaks regularly on bankruptcy and banking topics. 

He is a member of the firm's Professional Development Committee.

Education

  • West Virginia University College of Law  (J.D., 1996)
  • West Virginia University  (B.S., summa cum laude, 1993)
    • Accounting

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia
  • Maryland

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia

Affiliations/Memberships

  • West Virginia State Bar, Bankruptcy Law Committee, chairman (2005 - 2010)
  • American Bar Association
  • Monongalia County Bar Association
  • Maryland Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Greater Morgantown Convention and Visitor's Bureau, past board member and past president
  • Clear Mountain Bank, Board of Directors
  • West Virginia University College of Business & Economics MBA Program, Advisory Board (2013 - present)
  • Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce, Strategic Planning Steering Committee (2014 - present)
  • Milan Puskar Health Right, Board of Directors, Executive Committee, secretary

Distinctions

  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • West Virginia Super Lawyers®
  • Generation Next: 40 Under 40 award by The State Journal (2010)
  • Chambers USA®: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate/Commercial: Banking & Finance
  • Best Lawyers®
    • Commercial, Antitrust, and Bankruptcy Litigation; Banking & Finance and Reorganization Law
    • "Lawyer of the Year" in Morgantown Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2015, 2017)
    • "Lawyer of the Year" in Morgantown Litigation - Bankruptcy (2013)