Thomas R. Jones

Thomas focuses his practice on civil litigation, various corporate matters and labor and employment. He represents clients in commercial disputes, wrongful death claims, and general employment matters.

Thomas joined Lewis Kappes as a law clerk while in law school. Prior to joining Lewis Kappes, Thomas gained invaluable litigation experience working part-time at a law firm where he drafted appellate briefs and dispositive motions and assisted the firm in all stages of litigation. Thomas also gained early exposure to the courtroom as an extern in the Major Felony division of the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office where he assisted prosecutors in dozens of felony jury trials.

Thomas earned his J.D. from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. As a law student, Thomas was named to the Order of the Barristers and was selected as an Associate Justice for Competition Management for the Honorable Robert H. Staton Intramural Moot Court Competition. Prior to his legal career, Thomas worked in the enrollment office of a higher education institution and also served for six years as an Infantryman and UAV Operator in the Michigan National Guard.

In addition to the practice of law, Thomas enjoys volunteering for local non-profits, participating in recreational sports leagues, and spending time with his wife, Haidee, and their son.

Bar Admissions

State – Indiana
Federal – Northern District of Indiana
Federal – Southern District of Indiana

Education

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., 2021
Honorable Robert H. Staton Intramural Moot Court Competition, Associate Justice for Competition Management (2020-2021)
Dean’s list (Fall 2020)
Spring Arbor University, B.A., 2016
Four-month study abroad in Antigua, Guatemala

Recognition

Full-Tuition Merit Scholarship, Robert H. McKinney School of Law (2018-2021)
CALI Excellence for the Future Award (top grade) in Professional Responsibility Order of the Barristers (2019-2020)

Affiliations & Community Involvement

Indianapolis Bar Association, Member
Indiana State Bar Association, Member