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Welcome to the Law Office of Joseph Thomas!

This is a really exciting time for me because this is more than the start of a law firm.  It is the culmination of my life experiences, and years of hard work to get to this point.

The catalyst that triggered my passion and interest occurred while I was in high school and I witnessed a manifest injustice to a close friend, who suffered from mental illness. I saw first-hand how it took both hope and perseverance to work through the judicial system. Because of that experience, I learned from an early age that I wanted to be a civil rights attorney to help people, especially those with mental illness, through any legal avenue possible.

I pride myself on my ability to formulate and argue complex constitutional arguments. Even in my free time, I currently enjoy researching and writing new constitutional arguments, and I post most of it on my legal blog Intermediate Scrutiny.  Intermediate Scrutiny will be a website with deep analysis on issues that pique my interest.

Opening up a solo practice is going to allow me to work directly with people, organizations and businesses across the state of Washington.  Working as a solo practitioner will allow me to create lasting bonds with the community.

Be sure to check back here often for news about the law firm and for interesting legal issues reported in the Washington State news.

Wishing you the best,

Joseph Thomas