Douglas A. Thomas

Founder

As the captain of this ship, Doug is a fire-engine red streak of energy. Bold, tenacious, cheerful, with just a hint (okay, a heap) of rebellion, he founded Thomas Law Firm in 2013 to offer more creative fixes for drunk and drugged-driving charges.

William E. Smith

Attorney

William Smith (“Will”) is an experienced litigator who has both prosecuted and defended nearly every type of traffic offense, including traffic offenses involving death. Will is a former Deputy District Attorney. While with the District Attorney’s Office, Will acted in a supervisory capacity, overseeing other Deputy District Attorneys and handling the office’s sensitive matters.

Jason R. Wolfe

Attorney

Jason R. Wolfe is an experienced trial attorney who is dedicated to working for the best possible results for his clients. After graduating from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2006, Jason joined the Nineteenth Judicial District Attorney’s Office and began his career as a Deputy District Attorney. While working for the D.A. Jason gained valuable experience learning how the criminal justice system operates and how the prosecution approaches cases, appearing on behalf of the People of the State of Colorado in criminal proceedings.

Emily F. Ahnell

Attorney

Ms. Ahnell joined Thomas Law Firm in 2008. Ms. Ahnell practices civil litigation, including insurance defense, workers’ compensation and subrogation. Ms. Ahnell has defended employers and insurance carriers before administrative agencies for the past seven years. Ms. Ahnell also represents employers and insurance carriers in civil litigation matters in Federal and State Courts. Ms. Ahnell represents client interests in all phases of litigation, including hearings, trials and appeals.

Alissa M. Peashka

Attorney

Alissa M. Peashka practices civil litigation, including workers’ compensation defense, representing employers and their insurers, in Colorado for Thomas Law Firm. She has been admitted to practice since 2011. From 2011 until 2013, she clerked for a state district court judge. Since March 2013, she has practiced workers’ compensation law. However, her love of the law began, at a minimum, over ten years ago, first as a legal secretary, then as a paralegal.

Awards & Accolades

"I highly recommend William and his team. We hired him on a criminal defense case and he and his group were extremely professional, courteous, easy to work with, and available when needed. We honestly cannot say enough! Thank you all very much!"

-Anonymous

"I had hired another firm before I met with Mr. Smith. After speaking with him I knew he was the best fit to represent me and my case. I had a very complex case facing multiple charges including a DUI. He made me feel very optimistic but didn’t withhold possible outcomes. He communicated everything to me in a way that I could understand. I was always able to reach him and his paralegal Molly with any questions and they were answered with no hesitation. He aggressively litigated my case and exceeded all expectations I had. He was able to get the DUI charge down to a DWAI and the other charges dropped. I was facing very severe consequences and in the end the two goals we had set he was able to accomplish. He is very knowledgeable as well as trustworthy. I can honestly say without Will my future would be completely different. He saved my career, my driver’s license and most importantly, my freedom. I HIGHLY recommend Will to represent you and your case; that was the best decision I could have made."

-Sarah

"My experience was strong and supportive! We all go through tough times and this was one of those times for me. I didn’t know who or where to turn to. My attorney and the whole practice guided me through the process and helped bring me to the best outcome. All I can say is “thank you”!"

-Corey Squires

"Hiring Mr. Johnson was the best thing I could ever have done during such a stressful time. I had never been arrested before and was very upset with myself for allowing myself to get a DUI. Mr. Johnson and his staff were very sympathetic and non-judgmental. While in court, Mr. Johnson presendted me as a good person who made a mistake. It was his representation of me that resulted in a favorable outcome. Thank you so very much for all you did for me Mr. Johnson."

-Anonymous

Recent Blog Posts

June 19, 2018 in Thomas Law Firm

D’oh! DUI?: The Most Honest Drunk Driver Ever

The old adage “honesty is the best policy” rang particularly true for one drunk driver mid-June. The 26-year-old Kentucky man claimed to have consumed a…
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May 15, 2017 in Thomas Law Firm

New Bill Changes Conditions of Probation for Felony DUI’s

According to Colorado’s law, a fourth or subsequent DUI results in a felony charge. However, new HB17-1288 now makes it a requirement when a court…
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March 2, 2017 in Thomas Law Firm

The DUI Process, Part 1: Pullover and Arrest

Over the course of the next month, we’ll be doing an extended breakdown of the process of Colorado DUIs from arrest to case resolution. So, for this…
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February 28, 2017 in Thomas Law Firm

Dank Delivered to Your Doorstep? Colorado May Allow It

The snacks are ready, the Adventure Time is queued up and the Xbox controllers are charged when your pal Zeke gives you a call and…
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