Founder and Principal Attorney Seana Thomas was born in Providence, Rhode Island and moved to Santa Barbara, California in 1973. She attended Santa Barbara City College and UCSB, majoring in Political Science, and studied international and comparative law at Magdalen College, Oxford, England, through the University of San Diego, in her third year of law school. Seana graduated magna cum laude from the Santa Barbara College of Law in December, 1987 and was admitted to practice in California in June of 1988. During her legal education, Ms. Thomas was the recipient of American Jurisprudence Awards in Torts, Contracts, Criminal Law, Civil Procedure, Real Property, Evidence, Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure, and was the recipient of the Bancroft-Whitney Hornbook Awards, 1985-1988 and the Corpus Juris Secundum Awards, 1985-1988.
Ms. Thomas is a recognized authority on Medicare Secondary Payer reimbursement law and procedure, and frequently speaks to legal and claims organizations on the rights, responsibilities and potential penalties that system can impose on beneficiaries, their counsel, insurers and other responsible reporting entities, and their defense counsel. Ms.Thomas was awarded an AV-Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell after extensive peer review. She continues her litigation and appellate practice, and is admitted before the Supreme Court of California, the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and the United States District Court for the Central District of Missouri.
Ms. Thomas was a founding Barrister of the Santa Barbara Inns of Court, has served as a Director of the Santa Barbara County Bar Association and is past Editor of the Santa Barbara County Bar Association legal journal, The Santa Barbara Lawyer (formerly The Quibbler). Ms. Thomas is active in community service organizations and serves on the Boards of the United Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County and the Goleta Boys and Girls Club as well as other charitable organizations. She is the proud mother of Spencer Jeffrey Thomas, a senior at the University of Southern California (majoring in International Relations / Global Business), and proud stepmother of Alexandria Noel Thomas, who received her Masters in Social Work from San Diego State University in 2006.
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