National Bar Association President Inducted


The National Bar Association (NBA), the nation’s oldest and largest national network of predominantly African-American attorneys and judges, inducted Juan R. Thomas, Esq. as the organization’s 75th President. Thomas, Of Counsel to the Chicago law firm of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. and Founder and Principal of The Thomas Law Group was sworn in at the organization’s 92nd Annual Convention in Toronto.

Thomas, who has served the organization as national Vice-President and Secretary respectively, succeeds Kevin Judd as President. Thomas has also been instrumental in the re-launch of the National Bar Association Political Action Committee (NBAPAC).

Prior to founding The Thomas Law Group in 2003, he served as the legislative liaison for Citizen Action Illinois, where he advocated on behalf of consumer rights before the Illinois General Assembly. Thomas also served as Labor Counsel to Illinois Secretary of State, Jesse White, providing legal advice on labor and employment and collective bargaining issues for the Office’s approximately 4,000 employees. Thomas earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Morehouse in 1992, and after graduation served as President of Morehouse’s Chicago Area Alumni Association.

He received his Juris Doctor and Master in Educational Policy degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.

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