Neutral Profile



  • Available in Northern California, All of California
  • Available for Mediation, Arbitration, and Private Judging assignments


Mr. Thomas has participated in hundreds of mediations throughout California as a practicing attorney. He was invited to join the initial appellate mediation panel for the Third District Court of Appeals and served as a Settlement Officer in Department 59 in the Sacramento Superior Court. After years of having served on these panels and with his extensive mediation training, realized his passion and skill for resolving disputes. In 2018, after having tried in excess of 100 civil jury trials, he made a commitment to become a full time neutral. His considerable experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants has earned him a reputation for being an effective mediator who can see a dispute from all angles. Based in our Sacramento office, he is available to mediate and arbitrate personal injury, business, professional malpractice, employment and insurance coverage matters.


  • All types of Personal Injury including Wrongful Death
  • Business/Contractual
  • Elder Abuse
  • Employment
  • Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith
  • Professional Negligence
  • Product Liability

Hobbies & Interests

In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, bicycle riding, photography and woodworking.


Brad was great, smart, diligent [and] committed to getting the case resolved.
- Attorney on a Personal Injury Slip & Fall Matter

Clearly presented weakness, strengths of both sides to achieve settlement.
- Attorney, Sacramento County, California

Brad’s experience, background, reputation and ability to read lawyers and people are HUGE assets to his mediation practice.
- Attorney on a Premises Liability Matter

I appreciate him taking the time to speak with the carrier presentative and work to address her points.
- Attorney on a Premises Liability case

Brad did a great job communicating with the client and listened to the concerns regarding the process without being judgmental.
- Attorney on a Personal Injury Auto Matter

Experience Summary

Legal Career

  • Neutral, Judicate West (Current)
  • Managing Partner, The Thomas Law Firm (2014 – Present)
  • Mediator, Third District Court of Appeal, Sacramento (2008-Present)
  • Settlement Conference Officer, Sacramento County Superior Court (2000-Present)
  • Partner, handling civil litigation, Mason & Thomas (1984-2015)
  • Attorney, handling civil litigation, Stumbos & Mason (1978-1984)
  • Trial and appellate counsel for cases that resulted in five appellate court decisions: Menasco v Snyder (1984); Hernandez v Modesto Portuguese Pentecost Ass’n (1995); Pemberton v Compass Orthopedic (2018); Vasilenko v Grace Family Church (2017) [California Supreme Court]; Williams v Fremont Corners, Inc. (2019)

Education & Professional Affiliations

  • J.D. University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (1974-1977)
  • B.S., University of California, Davis (1970-1974)
  • Third District Court of Appeal, Mediation Programs
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), (1988-Present)
  • Member, Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada (1980-Present)
  • Member, Anthony M. Kennedy Inn of Court, with Emeritus Status (2005-Present)
  • Board of Directors Member, CalABOTA (2004-2007)
  • President, Sacramento Valley Chapter of ABOTA (2004)

Achievements & Awards

  • AV “Preeminent” Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Directory
  • Named, Best of the Bar, Sacramento Business Journal
  • Named, Trial Lawyer of the Year, Sacramento Valley Chapter of ABOTA (2017)
  • Recipient, Professionalism and Civility Award, Sacrament Valley Chapter of ABOTA (2008)
  • Panel Member, Masters in Trial Programs, ABOTA (5 years)

Legal Experience

  • All types of Personal Injury including Wrongful Death
  • Business/Contractual
  • Elder Abuse
  • Employment
  • Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith
  • Professional Negligence
  • Product Liability

Recent Representative Cases

Downtown Los Angeles

601 S. Figueroa
Ste 3400
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 213.223.1113
Fax      : 213.223.1114

Los Angeles Mediation

West Los Angeles

11601 Wilshire Blvd
Ste 2040
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 310.442.2100
Fax      : 310.442.2125

Mediators Los Angeles

San Diego

402 W. Broadway
Ste 2400
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619.814.1966
Fax      : 619.814.1967

San Diego Mediation

Santa Ana

1851 East First Street
Ste 1600
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: 714.834.1340
Fax      : 714.834.1344

Orange County Mediation

San Francisco

100 Pine Street
Ste 1950
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415.266.1242
Fax      : 415.266.1243

San Francisco Mediation


980 9th Street
Suite 2200
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916.394.8490
Fax      : 916.394.8495

Sacramento Mediation