Jacob H. Thomas is originally from the Piney Hills of North Louisiana, known for producing great litigators such as Huey P. Long as well as several other notable statesmen on the both the federal and state levels.
Jake is a graduate of Jonesboro-Hodge High School and Northwestern State University where he was a member of the Theta Mu chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, the NSU Presidential Leadership Program, and the Inter-Fraternity Council serving as Vice President.
While attending Southern University Law Center Jake clerked for the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and Judge Harmon Drew II the summer after his first year. Upon returning the next fall, Jake was offered and accepted a position with the Speaker of the House’s office working on various policy assignments. Jake spent 3 years with the Speaker only to leave that job to take a position with the Department of Insurance directly under the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, and Executive Legal Counsel.
Upon graduating from law school and leaving the Department of Insurance, Jake entered the private sector practicing in his hometown. Jake quickly gained the respect of his legal colleagues and from his clients for being an articulate & impassioned advocate, all the while giving each and every person involved the respect and attention they deserve.
These various positions have afforded Jake a unique legal perspective from having pro-actively worked to create the law in the Speaker’s office, to helping regulate the vast Louisiana Insurance industry with the Dept. of Insurance, to finally and most importantly litigating and interpreting the law on behalf of the people of Louisiana. He brings that small town attention to detail, intimacy, and accessibility to his clients that’s lacking in many attorneys today while offering premier level litigation services.
“We are given an awesome responsibility when we are chosen to be a person’s legal representative, that is something I keep at the forefront of my mind and take very seriously when advocating for my clients.”