Areas of Practice

Below is a list of Gray's many areas of law practice.

Criminal Defense

Gray Thomas protects people. He defends:

  • White collar crime
  • Public corruption
  • Homicide
  • Child pornography
  • Drug cases
  • Fraud
  • College students

Professional License Discipline for Lawyers & Other Professionals

Mr. Thomas’ Bar-related practice includes defending lawyers who find themselves faced with complaints against them to The Florida Bar or The State Bar of Georgia, which seeks the Florida or Georgia Supreme Court’s imposition of sanctions against their licenses to practice law. He also represents doctors and nurses who need help in defending their professional licenses.

He represents law students and law school graduates seeking admission to practice law in Florida and Georgia facing questions, investigations or hearings to determine whether they will be granted licenses to practice law.

Mr. Thomas has been involved in this practice area throughout his career.

Appellate Law / Appeals

D. Gray Thomas is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Appellate Practice and is a legal expert in handling appeals. To obtain this designation, Mr. Thomas was required to meet rigorous standards and requirements of experience, peer review and examination. He is one of only 6 attorneys in the Jacksonville area who are Board Certified in appellate law. Less than 0.2% of the lawyers in Florida hold this certification.

Mr. Thomas handles appeals in a wide variety of cases in both state and federal courts. He represents individuals and organizations in appeals in civil, criminal, family law, worker’s compensation, employment and administrative cases.

The time to appeal a judgment or order is limited, and if you do not meet the deadline, you may lose your right to challenge the outcome forever. Also, since you generally have only one chance to appeal, you should act promptly to have the best possible chance for obtaining a successful outcome.

Gray's successful appeals have resulted in outcomes including:

  • New Trials
  • Dismissal of cases
  • Reversal of judgments
  • Reversal of criminal convictions
  • Reduced sentences in criminal cases
  • Reduced or modified money awards

Hiring a Florida Board Certified Appellate Attorney with the highest level of experience as well as written and oral advocacy skills can help give you the best chance for success in your appeal.