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John F. Thomas

John F. Thomas


John has 37 years of experience handling of all types of personal injury cases, including personal injury claims, insurance defense claims, insurance contract claims, ERISA claims, workers’ compensation claims, product liability claims,  and medical and legal malpractice claims.

His clients are typically faced with rebuilding their lives from devastating physical and financial injuries caused by the irresponsible acts of others.  Frequently in personal injury claims there are other law issues that need to be resolved, such as taxation, estate matters, etc.  John works closely with other McGrath North attorneys that specialize in these areas to find a resolution that is in the best interest of his clients.

John has been with McGrath North since 1979 and is licensed to practice in the state, federal and workers’ compensation courts for the states of Iowa and Nebraska.

  • Creighton University School of Law (J.D., 1974)
  • Creighton University (B.S., 1971)
  • Nebraska (1974: Sustaining Member)
  • Iowa (1999)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit (1985)
  • U.S. District Court of Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa

McGrath North's Team Receives Broad Recognition from The Best Lawyers in America® 2024



McGrath North's Team Receives Broad Recognition from The Best Lawyers in America® 2023

In its newly released 2023 edition, The Best Lawyers in America® has recognized 44 McGrath North attorneys in the full range of specialty practice areas key to supporting businesses of all sizes across a broad range of industries, and 28 attorneys have been recognized for 10 years or more.  Of these attorneys recognized based on peer-review surveys, seven were named “Lawyer of the Year.” This honor is awarded to only one attorney with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic location.  

  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Nebraska Association of Trial Lawyers
  • Listed: “Best Lawyers in America”, Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • “Best Lawyers in America” Omaha Lawyer of the Year, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, 2019
  • “Best Lawyers in America” Omaha Lawyer of the Year, Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers, 2020
  • Listed: Great Plains Super Lawyers (Personal Injury – General) 2012-2017
  • Listed: Martindale-Hubbell, AV/Preeminent Rating