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D. Benjamin Thomas

Benjamin Thomas is a senior associate at Reid Collins & Tsai in the Dallas office.  He appears in federal and state courts across the country representing plaintiffs in cases involving professional liability, financial fraud, and insolvency disputes.  He recently appeared as an expert witness in federal bankruptcy court regarding shareholder oppression claims.

Ben has represented plaintiffs and defendants in a range of forums and proceedings, ranging from complex business disputes in arbitration, to securities class action disputes, to data breach class action litigation.  In his pro bono practice, Ben has successfully represented clients in immigration matters before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Ben clerked for the Honorable Sidney A. Fitzwater of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas and the Honorable Edith Brown Clement of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  After his clerkships, Ben worked at the Dallas office of Sidley Austin LLP.  He is admitted to practice in both Texas and New York.

Ben received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was the online managing editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.  During law school, Ben helped brief cases pending before the United States Supreme Court as a member of U. Penn’s Supreme Court Clinic. Ben also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas and the Honorable Catharina Haynes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. 

Ben earned a B.A., summa cum laude, from Baylor University, and an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary.