Since graduating from law school in 2001, F. Mattison Thomas, III has practiced law throughout South Arkansas, proudly representing both individual and corporate clients in State and Federal Courthouses as well as many various administrative law settings. Matt began his law practice in a firm setting and in 2010 decided to open his own office in an attempt to eliminate many of the various conflicts which occur in a firm setting.
Matt has chosen to dedicate a large part of his practice several fields of law which many other lawyers in the area do not handle. Those areas include:
Workers Compensation: Representing injured workers in both the State Workers Compensation setting and on appeals to the Arkansas Court of Appeal s and Arkansas State Supreme Court.
Agricultural Law: Representing farmers in various matters including Federal Crop insurance claims, H2A worker disputes, Arkansas state and Federal department of labor claims, contract negotiations, and criminal defense involving issues specific to the farming industry.
Oil and Gas: Representing producers and mineral owners in claims in both State and Federal Court and administrative claims before the Arkansas State Oil and Gas Commission , as well as providing title opinions and drafting and interpreting leases specific to the Oil and Gas industry.
Litigation: Representing injured plaintiffs as well as defending individuals, small business and large companies who have been sued in both State and Federal Courts.
Family Law: Representing parties in divorce and child custody settings has been a large part of Matt’s practice since he first stepped into the court room.
Municipal Law: Since being elected to the El Dorado City Council at age 29 as an Alderman, Matt has served his community gaining valuable experience in the operation of municipal government and gaining insight to the unique legal issues which arise in the government setting. Additionally for the last two years Matt has served the Town of Felsenthal as its hired City Attorney, gaining additional insight into the operations and legal issues presented when dealing with Local and State Government.