Richard I. Thomas has more than 35 years of experience in traditional labor relations matters; occupational safety and health law; and federal, state and administrative employment litigation. He has focused his practice in the steel, metals, manufacturing and heavy construction industries.
Dick has been an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and has represented employers in more than 1,000 labor and interest arbitrations. He has been an employer spokesperson in single and multi-employer labor negotiations and has counseled clients about labor contract administration and other day-to-day employment matters.
He has tried jury and non-jury cases in federal and state courts and in proceedings before administrative agencies, such as the National Labor Relations Board.He has also testified as an expert in state and federal courts about labor and employment matters.
Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., 1972
West Virginia Wesleyan College, A.B., 1965
- West Virginia
- United States Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
Pennsylvania IOLTA (Interest on Lawyers Trust Account), past director and chairperson, appointed by the Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Pennsylvania Economy League, director
Upper St. Clair Veterans Park, Inc., director
American Bar Foundation, fellow
Federal Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, certified mediator
American Iron and Steel Institute, member
The Associated General Contractors of America, member, Open Shop Committee, Union Contractors Committee