Kelly Samuels Thomas is an associate with Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere. She is an experienced litigator in representing clients in the areas of personal injury, commercial, employment discrimination, civil rights, professional liability, consumer protection, and workers’ compensation law. She represents clients in cases regarding slip and fall accidents, auto accidents, and breach of contract claims. She defends clients against claims of discrimination based upon race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, and gender. With her extensive experience, Mrs. Thomas utilizes her legal knowledge to represent school districts with issues that arise in these practice areas. Mrs. Thomas has significant experience litigating insurance defense cases.
She has served as a Deputy Attorney General for the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, where she represented State entities and employees in litigation matters and with claims filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights.
Mrs. Thomas clerked for the Hon. M. Christine Allen-Jackson, J.S.C. (ret.), after law school. She graduated from Cornell University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. She graduated from the William & Mary School of Law in 2009 with a Juris Doctorate degree. She is admitted to practice in New Jersey, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.