Devin Ferree Thomas (’96) Selected to Serve on N.C. Bar Dispute Resolution Council
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July 9, 2012
Devin Ferree Thomas (’96) has been selected by his peers to serve on the Dispute Resolution Council of the North Carolina Bar Association. This council serves as an important tool for attorneys and clients. The goal of the council is to help expedite the legal system when problems and disputes arise during a case. The council plans to continue developing methods and processes to solve conflicts affecting anyone moving through the legal system.
Thomas was selected for this position due to his superb skills in mediation in hundreds of workers’ compensation cases throughout his career. He has seen cases at the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court. He will bring a strong work ethic, a great deal of experience, and a variety of helpful ideas to the council.
When asked about being selected for this prestigious position, Thomas stated, “I am truly honored to be selected by my fellow attorneys to work with the Dispute Resolution Council. I feel like my experiences over my legal career will enable me to make a difference reaching the goals of the council. I also hope to learn a great deal.” Another aspect of the Dispute Resolution Council that Devin Ferree Thomas is excited to take part in involves pro bono work.
The Dispute Resolution Council feels it is important to assist lawyers in North Carolina who are interested in running or starting pro bono programs and services in their communities. The ability for the council to provide support to these attorneys will be greatly improved with the addition of Thomas to its group. Thomas hopes that his work at the council will help everyone, especially those in workers’ compensation cases.
Thomas is an attorney who has practiced law for more than years. He lives in Oak Ridge with his wife and five children. He received bachelor’s degrees in English and History from UNC Chapel Hill in 1991 and his law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1996. He currently works at Oxner, Thomas, and Permar, PLLC and specializes in workers’ compensation law.