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Thomas Thrasher

2200 W. Orangewood Ave Ste. 200
Orange, CA 92868
Tel: 714-935-0444
Fax: 714-935-9944

Professional Experience:

GODFREY, GODFREY & ORTEGA, LLP, Orange, CA 12/1/2022 – Present
Associate Attorney

    Aggressively negotiate and settle lien disputes for workers compensation claims. Perform case research for jurisdiction and statute of limitation issues. Prepare letters to clients, lien claimants, opposing counsel, and co-defendants regarding updates and settlement. Take depositions of applicants to further discovery. Attend hearings to expedite settlement of claims on behalf of the employer, their insurance carrier and adjusting agency.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Group, Irvine, CA September 2005 – September 2022
Attorney at Law

  • Assistant General Counsel handling all manner of litigation and claim matters, from answer to resolution regarding residential real estate sales transactions in the greater Southern California region.
  • Resolved manager and agent inquiries concerning issues arising during sales transactions.

Law Office of Thomas N. Thrasher, Jr., Yorba Linda, CA January 2004 – September 2005
Attorney at Law

  • Contract and consulting work for business associates in Orange County, including wrongful termination, personal injury, construction defect, and contract disputes between individuals and small businesses.

Oakwood Construction, Brea CA January 2004 – September 2005
Project Manager

  • Managed sales estimating and coordination of home repairs for general contractor specializing in fire and water damage restoration.
  • Inspected fire and water damage losses, negotiated with insurance carriers, reviewed blueprints and supervised repair efforts to restore damaged homes and businesses.

Smith, Smith & McFaul, Santa Ana, CA May 2001 – December 2003
Attorney at Law

  • Supervised case assignments for junior associates.
  • Coordinated and oversaw litigation matters for corporate sub-contractor clients.
  • Analyzed issues of insurance coverage and tenders for clients.

Wildish, Nialis & Bonetati I Bonetati & Associates, Orange, CA December 1997 – May 2001
Attorney at Law

  • Managed files from receipt through trial, arbitration, mediation, settlement and final outcome.
  • Responsible for complete case handling; including depositions of parties and experts; formulated case analyses, status letters, discovery requests and responses, motions and case briefs.
  • Trial attorney for fraudulent conveyance, business litigation, breach of contract and personal injury cases.

Koletsky, Mancini, Feldman & Morrow, Los Angeles, CA July 1996 – December 1997
Attorney at Law

  • Negotiated settlement options with mediators, opposing counsel and insurance adjusters from file receipt to resolution.
  • Drafted initial case analyses, status letters, discovery requests and responses, demand letters, motions and case briefs.
  • Trial preparation for complex construction defect cases.

Tuverson & Hillyard, Newport Beach, CA September 1995 – May 1996
Attorney at Law

  • Drafted motions, discovery requests, case analyses, and abstracts of judgment.
  • Participated in court appearances for law and motion, evaluation conferences, sanctions and dismissal hearings.
  • Communicated with clients, insurance adjusters, and opposing counsel regarding pending matters.


Juris Doctor Degree

    Western State University, College of Law, Fullerton, CA – May 1994

Bachelor of Art Degree, History

    University of California, Los Angeles, CA – June 1990

Memberships & Activities:

    Robert A Banyard Inn of Court Orange County Bar Association

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