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Chad T. Thomas — Principal

Areas of Practice

Chad Thomas is a litigation partner at Berding|Weil, specializing in complex construction-defect cases, business litigation, and real-estate disputes. His long-standing reputation as a responsive advocate who achieves optimum results for his clients keeps him particularly sought after as counsel. Mr. Thomas runs an exceptionally successful litigation team and is also the firm's Managing Partner, providing him with an extensive depth of understanding of our clients’ needs and equipping him with multiple strategies to secure their success.

Mr. Thomas represents common interest developments, commercial land and building owners, businesses, and individuals. During his tenure at Berding|Weil, Mr. Thomas has recovered over $100M for his clients while handling complex real estate disputes, breach of contract actions, cases involving mold and asbestos, insurance coverage disputes, professional liability actions, and product liability cases. He has also advised common interest developments on general matters, including governing document analysis and interpretation, drafting and administering contracts for maintenance, repair, and reconstruction of common area and separate interest property.

Professional History

Prior to joining Berding|Weil, Mr. Thomas practiced in San Jose, California, focusing on real estate litigation. Mr. Thomas’ experience ranges from representing one of the nation’s largest residential real estate developers to small business owners and individuals in real estate and construction disputes. He brings a keen eye for understanding the defense perspective in resolving claims with favorable outcomes.

Educational History

Mr. Thomas received his Juris Doctor from the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 2003, where he was a member of the Dean's Council and the California Law Revision Seminar. He received his B.S. from St. Mary's College of California in 2000, where he was a scholarship athlete and a politics major.

Professional Memberships

  • State Bar of California