The Thomas Law Firm, PLLC

The Thomas Law Firm PLLC provides quality legal representation in a variety of areas, including bankruptcy, business law, immigration law, personal injury, estate planning, landlord-tenant matters, and traffic violations. The law firm serves clients from offices in Landover, Maryland, Silver Spring, Maryland, as well as Washington, D.C.

The firm handles Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 consumer bankruptcy, Chapter 11 business bankruptcy, and workouts. The firm’s business law practice consists of entity formation (partnerships and professional corporations), purchases and sales, dissolution, contracts, franchise agreements, joint venture agreements, non-profit entities (501c3), and litigation. For immigration law, it handles matters pertaining to visitor visas (B1, B2, J1), student visas, work visas, family visas, green cards (employment, PERM processing, family and investors), national interest waivers, removal proceedings, asylum, and citizenship.

In addition to the above areas, The Thomas Law Firm PLLC also practices in the areas of personal injury (automobile accidents, premises liability, product liability, and medical malpractice), wills, trusts and estates, probate, tax law, non-profit law, traffic violations, real estate, corporate and securities law, workers’ compensation, and landlord-tenant issues.

Contact the law firm today for a free initial phone consultation. Evening and off-site meetings are available upon request.

This firm is a debt relief agency. It helps people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.


Joseph A.L. Thomas, Esq.


Attorney Joseph A.L. Thomas has been practicing law since 2003, and has a joint JD/MBA degree, with a concentration in finance, from Howard University School of Law and Graduate School of Business, in addition to both an associate’s and bachelor’s degree in accounting, graduating summa cum laude, in both his associates and bachelor’s degrees, respectively from J.F. Drake Technical College, and Alabama A&M University, in Huntsville, Alabama.  Attorney Joseph Thomas, is also a licensed Maryland real estate broker.  In his years of practice, he has acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience in a variety of practice areas, serving both individual and business clients alike, in such areas as bankruptcy, business law, corporate law, immigration, landlord/tenant law, probate, tax law, traffic, trademark and copyright law, personal injury, medical malpractice, wills trusts and estates, workers compensation law. He is a licensed real estate broker, within the state of Maryland, and an accomplished lawyer who is admitted to practice both within the state and federal courts located in Maryland, and the District of Columbia, in addition to the federal bankruptcy courts; and, he is also admitted to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He works one-on-one with clients to determine the best course of action for their legal matters. He will take the time to learn about your situation in order to provide a hands-on approach with customized solutions.

Elton F. Norman, Esq.

Of-Counsel Attorney

Attorney Elton F. Norman, Esq., is an Of-Counsel of The Thomas Law Firm, PLLC. Attorney Elton F. Norman, has been practicing law since 1995, and earned his JD degree from Howard University School of Law in 1994. While at Howard Law School, he served as a member of the Howard Law Review. He earned a BBA in Accounting from Andrews University in 1988. Mr. Norman passed the Certified Public Accountant examination and has previously worked as an accountant and an auditor.

Mr. Norman has extensive experience in the formation, counseling and governance of business entities, including limited liability companies, S corporations, C corporations and partnerships. Mr. Norman also assists individuals and businesses in customary and regular transactions such as drafting and negotiating agreements and contracts, commercial lease agreements, buy/sell agreements, shareholder agreements, investments, acquisitions and dispositions.

Mr. Norman also assists individuals with tax issues before the Internal Revenue Service and with bankruptcy filings when necessary.

Mr. Norman’s work experience encompasses many different corporate transactions, including but not limited to securities offerings (public and private debt and equity offerings), public company compliance with SEC, NYSE and NASD rules and regulations, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financing, for-profit and non-profit corporate formations and corporate counseling. Mr. Norman also has significant experience working with small and start-up businesses.

Mr. Norman began his legal career as a corporate associate at Thacher Proffitt & Wood in New York, New York and Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson in Washington, DC. Later, he joined the Public Broadcasting Corporation (PBS) in Alexandria, Virginia as a senior attorney. Mr. Norman then joined Troutman Saunders, LLP in McLean, Virginia as a senior associate. In 2003, Mr. Norman began his independent private practice, where he worked within a few small law firms. He is currently the founder and Managing Member of The Norman Law Firm PLLC; and, a Member Partner at the law firm of Holloway & Norman Law Group, LLC.

Mr. Norman is admitted to the bars of the District of Columbia, New York and Georgia. He was a contributing author of The District of Columbia Practice Manual, Corporate Practice, Seventh Edition-Volume 1, 1998. Mr. Norman serves his community by working with the homeless and by ministering to those in prison.

Contact the law firm today for a free initial phone consultation. Evening and off-site meetings are available upon request.