Oliver H. Thomas is an experienced litigator focusing his practice on complex commercial litigation. His representation spans an array of industries and includes a wide variety of clients, including local and national banks, a leading Missouri liquor distributor, a large nonprofit health corporation, and numerous manufacturers.

Oliver has successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation involving breach of contract claims, breach of warranty claims, environmental/toxic tort claims, real estate claims, and products liability claims, as well as disputes involving franchising, trusts and estates, and general business matters.

Oliver regularly appears before the state and federal courts in Missouri and is licensed to practice in both Missouri and Illinois. Oliver was selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars® 2014-2018.

Practice Areas


  • Saint Louis University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2008)
    • Order of the Woolsack
    • Academic Excellence awards in Legal Research and Writing and in Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • University of Notre Dame (B.A., magna cum laude, 2005)

Legal Background

  • Intern, St. Louis Federal Defender's Office (January-May 2008)
  • Summer associate, Lewis Rice LLC (2006, 2007)
  • Judicial intern, The Hon. Catherine D. Perry, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri (August-December 2007)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri
  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar

Charitable & Civic Activities

  • Member, Christ the King Parish in University City
  • Member, Notre Dame Club of St. Louis