Janet L. Thomas


1973      Greenwich School of Nursing, Greenwich, Connecticut

1975      B. S. Nursing, University of Washington

1991      J.D., University of Puget Sound, Tacoma

2003, 2005  National Institute of Trial Advocacy


A Registered Nurse since 1973, Janet worked in various health care positions in hospitals, clinics, and most recently as patient care coordinator at a community hospital.  While raising two very successful children, Janet completed law school in 1991, and then went to work for the Department of Assigned Counsel representing persons accused of crime.  In 13 years of work as Public Defender, Janet tried dozens of cases to verdict, including major felony cases.  Janet left the world of crime in 2003 when she became staff counsel to Allstate Insurance Company and later Geico.  Known throughout the state as a tenacious trial lawyer, Janet has tried dozens of civil cases to jury verdict. 

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