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Ethan D. Thomas devotes the majority of his practice to employment related litigation and administrative proceedings in Utah and Nevada. He has experience in matters involving:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX)
  • The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)

Ethan advises clients on a broad range of employment issues, including disability accommodation requests, leaves of absence, investigations, discipline and terminations, handbooks and other policies.

Ethan also has experience working as in-house labor and employment counsel for a large multistate casino-entertainment and hospitality corporation. Prior to becoming an attorney, Ethan worked as a journalist in Salt Lake City, Utah. While in law school, Ethan was a member of the Editorial Board of the New Mexico Law Review.

Professional & Community Affiliations


Labor and Employment Law Section

State Bar of Nevada


Labor and Employment Law Section

Utah State Bar


Order of the Coif

News, Analysis & Press

The EEOC’s 2013-2016 Strategic Enforcement Plan

Nevada Lawyer

July 2013

The Confrontation Clause and New Mexico's Short-Lived Acceptance of Surrogate Forensic Witnesses

New Mexico Law Review, Vol.42, No. 1


Speaking Engagements

2020 Nevada Virtual Employer

October 29, 2020

Responding to Workplace Violence: What Would You Do If…

Nevada Employer Conference

September 19, 2019

A Practical Approach to the Americans with Disabilities Act: Applying Performance and Conduct Standards to Employees with Disabilities

April 17, 2018


  • J.D., University of New Mexico School of Law, 2012magna cum laude
  • B.A., Brigham Young University, 2007

Bar Admission



  • Nevada Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
  • Utah Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah