William J Thomas


William J. Thomas received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979.  He graduated with honors from Rutgers University School of Law – Camden in 1983, where he served on law review.  Mr. Thomas earned an LLM in Trusts in the Graduate Tax program at Villanova Law School.

Mr. Thomas is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the State of New Jersey, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

Upon graduating law school, Mr. Thomas worked for approximately two years in the litigation department at Morgan, Lewis and Bockius, a national law firm.  Thereafter, he joined a litigation firm in New Jersey and was made partner in 1989.  He and several lawyers created a new firm in 1991.  He established and managed the Philadelphia office for that firm.  In 1997, Mr. Thomas left private practice to work for the State of New Jersey, first as Senior Counsel to a Supreme Court Committee and later as an Assistant Inspector General in the executive branch of government.

Mr. Thomas’ current practice focuses on estate planning and estate administration, as well as business and real estate sales and acquisitions in addition to business and commercial litigation.

Educational Background

University of Pennsylvania 1979,

Bachelor of Science, Economics,

Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry


Rutgers University School of Law – Camden 1983,

Juris Doctor Degree, with High Honors


Villanova University School of Law, Graduate, Tax Program 2016,

LLM in Taxation