Mark W. Thomas


Legal Assistant


  • College: Drake University, magna cum laude and Phi Betta Kappa
  • Law School: Creighton University, cum laude


  • States: Iowa and Nebraska
  • Federal Courts: Northern District of Iowa, Southern District of Iowa, 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
Mark Thomas Secures Directed Verdict in Legal Malpractice Claim

Following the close of the plaintiff’s case during a trial in Black Hawk County, Mark Thomas obtained a directed verdict on behalf of his client, an Iowa attorney. The plaintiff filed a legal malpractice claim against Mark’s client, alleging the attorney failed to bring an action challenging a tax deed after a tax sale of […]

Mark W. Thomas

Mark Thomas is a member in the firm’s Litigation Division where he has tried well over 200 cases to verdict. His practice areas are diverse, including insurance defense, products liability, bad faith defense, workers compensation and employment law.

Mark is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, an invitation only national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right. Mark is also a member of the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, a group of 250 attorneys who have displayed exceptional skills and the highest integrity, and who have dedicated their professional lives primarily to trial practice. Admission to the Academy is by invitation only upon sponsorship and recommendation from peers and judges and unanimous approval by the Board of Governors. Mark also maintains a Preeminent AV rating by Martindale Hubbell. He was selected for inclusion in the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, is a Lifetime Charter Member of Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America, and has been selected as a Top ICO Litigation Lawyer for the State of Iowa by the American Society of Legal Advocates.

Mark is retired from the Iowa National Guard 132nd Fighter Wing, where he served as the Staff Judge Advocate after serving in a similar capacity in active duty with the United States Air Force. He worked as a judge advocate in the United States Air Force from 1982 through 1986, serving as both prosecutor and defense counsel in criminal trials and on the Claim and Tort Litigation staff in Washington, D.C., responsible for defending the Air Force in civil tort actions. He joined the law firm of Grefe Sidney in 1986.