TINA THOMAS ESTABLISHES THOMAS LAW GROUP

Posted by Nick Kump at Jan 05, 2012 02:41 PM |
Experienced lawyers and staff from Remy, Thomas, Moose and Manley, LLP to join in formation of new firm

SACRAMENTO –Tina Thomas, a nationally-recognized land use attorney whose cases have established critical legal precedents in California, announced today the formation of the Thomas Law Group after nearly three decades as a managing partner and of counsel to Remy, Thomas, Moose and Manley, LLP.

Six other attorneys and staff from Remy, Thomas, Moose and Manley will join Thomas at the Thomas Law Group. The new law firm will allow Thomas to better serve her clients’ needs by providing more focused attention and support. The Thomas Law Group will continue to concentrate on land use issues and assisting clients navigate the challenges of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

“Tina Thomas has been instrumental in making the Sacramento Region a better place to live and do business,” said Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna. “She has the experience to solve any problem that may arise with her clients and the talent joining her at the Thomas Law Group will bring the best of the best all under one roof.”

Thomas co-authored “Guide to the California Environmental Quality Act” which is in its 11th edition and is currently working with the California Legislature to reform CEQA. She has argued successfully before the California Supreme Court, California Appellate Courts and Federal District Court with many of her cases establishing new case law to guide future decisions in environmental law.     

“For decades Thomas has been the chief authority on land use issues in the Sacramento area,” said Mark Friedman President of Fulcrum Property. “My company has looked to Thomas for our most difficult CEQA and land-use issues and she consistently delivers results. The formation of the Thomas Law Group will be a great benefit to the region.”

Service to the community will continue to be at the foundation for Thomas and her new law firm. Thomas serves on a number of nonprofit boards – including John Burton Foundation, Camellia Network, The California Museum, Faith in Families, Hemispheres Arts Academy, Sacramento Food Bank Services, Valley Vision and Works in New Directions (WIND Center for Homeless Teens) – and provides pro-bono representation to social-service organizations such as Francis House, Loaves & Fishes, Cottage Housing, Union Gospel Mission and The Moral Values Program. 

Thomas received her BA from Stephens College and her law degree from the University of San Diego.

Attorneys and staff who will be part of the Thomas Law Group:

Ashle Crocker.  Formerly a partner at Remy, Thomas, Moose and Manley, Ashle has practiced environmental and land use law for ten years, with a focus on CEQA/NEPA and land use permitting and entitlements.  

Chris Butcher.  Formerly an associate with Remy, Thomas, Moose and Manley, Chris will continue to practice in the areas of land use and environmental law, in both administrative and judicial arenas.

Amy Higuera. Formerly an associate with Remy, Thomas, Moose and Manley, Amy augments the firm’s land use and CEQA practice with a strong knowledge of real estate law.  

Michele Tong. Formerly an associate with Remy, Thomas, Moose and Manley, Michele is well versed in CEQA and contract law and will join Thomas Law Group as a paralegal. 

Stephanie Richburg.  Stephanie has served as office manager for Remy, Thomas, Moose and Manley for 25 years.  Stephanie will join Thomas Law Group as the office manager. 

Ara Jauregui. Ara has been Tina’s legal assistant for 20 years and will continue in such capacity with Thomas Law Group.   

Tina and her associates at Thomas Law Group are available to provide high quality legal services for clients seeking expertise in land use and environmental issues including NEPA, CEQA, AB 32 and Climate Change, Permitting and Entitlements, SB 375 and Municipal Law. 

The contact information for Thomas Law Group is:
455 Capitol Mall, Suite 801
Sacramento, CA  95814

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