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.

Alissa M. Peashka

Attorney

Alissa M. Peashka primarily practices workers’ compensation law, as well as civil litigation, 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.

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.

William D. Taylor

Attorney

As an attorney with Thomas & Associates, attorney William Taylor looks to continue his civil, domestic, and criminal defense work with the firm, diving head first into his case work to zealously advocate on behalf of his clients.

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

July 18, 2019 in Thomas Law Firm

Rule 16 Review vs Utilization Review

By: Attorney Alissa Peashka Under the Colorado Workers’ Compensation Act, insurers and employers (Respondents) are required to provide medical treatment to cure and relieve an…
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July 18, 2019 in Thomas Law Firm

Wait Before You File That First Admission!

By: Attorney Alissa Peashka Imagine this common situation: An employee has an accident that occurs at his work location, during working hours, while performing his…
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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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