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Cindy-Ann Thomas has dedicated most of her legal career to providing companies with proactive workforce training and education programs. She designs and presents programs that help companies avoid employment-related litigation, while emphasizing talent retention and development. She also delivers effective, one-on-one executive sensitivity counseling programs. Cindy-Ann has represented, counseled and trained employers in a broad spectrum of industries, including government, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, higher education and professional services.

Her defense experience has involved a variety of matters, including:

  • Title VII discrimination and harassment claims
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Wrongful termination
  • Retaliation

Beyond the traditional practice of law, Cindy-Ann brings a unique skill set to Littler Mendelson as an experienced and certified diversity consultant and facilitator. She holds a facilitator certification in strategic diversity management and a certification in human resources management. She develops and delivers relevant and meaningful, skills-based training services for both leadership members and individual contributors. She also provides diversity and inclusion process consulting services, organizational culture assessments, and strategic executive briefings.

Cindy-Ann is a co-chair of the firm's Diversity & Inclusion Services Group. She regularly speaks before professional associations, human resource groups, universities, and industry trade groups throughout the country.  Prior to her legal career, Cindy-Ann was a human resources executive at an international business development corporation, where she addressed many of the legal issues facing the companies she now advises and trains.

*Not licensed to practice law in North Carolina


  • Member, Labor and Employment Section - American Bar Association
  • Member, Society of Human Resource Management
  • Member, American Society for Training and Development