Vernon P. Thomas a native of Cincinnati, Ohio received his Juris Doctorate from Southern University School of Law in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1979 as Valedictorian. Mr. Thomas has been in practice since 1985 with the main focus of his legal work on major Personal Injury cases, including Major Auto, Defective Products, Class Action, Mass Tort and Toxic Litigation. Some of these cases include:
•Shell Oil Company Explosion 1988
•New Orleans Gentilly Tank Car Explosion and Chemical Release 1987
•Chemical Release at Bogalusa 1995
•Katrina Breach Litigation 2006
Aside from his Personal Injury and Class Action cases, Mr. Thomas is also involved in many aspects of the entertainment industry. Mr. Thomas specializes in copyright infringement litigation and contract negotiation for film and record projects. He is also Co-founder of The Music Business Conference which teaches the Business of Music and offers Entertainment Continuing Legal Education annually. Also, Mr. Thomas is co-founder and co-owner of Bank On It Records, Inc. of New Orleans, LA. Since 1999; co-founder of Indie Magazine which is a periodic music industry magazine; co-founder of “The Big Tent” musical event held during the Jazz and Heritage Festival on N. Claiborne Ave. and most recently co-founder of the K-Doe Festival also held on N. Claiborne Ave. in New Orleans. Mr. Thomas has written articles on the Business of Music and lectures on contracts and legal ethics in the music and entertainment business.