Christopher D. Thomas

Christopher D. Thomas

Honolulu , Hawaii

Christopher D. Thomas has founded his practice of law on the principles of assertive, energetic, yet personable representation of clients who face the most difficult of legal challenges. His Honolulu-based office allows the ability to represent individuals throughout all of Hawaii's islands and court jurisdictions. He is also available to represent U.S. military uniformed service members, their dependents, and military civilian contractors throughout the Pacific.

Mr. Thomas is a graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan UniversityCreighton University School of Law (Juris Doctorate), and U.S. Air Force Officer Training School (present rank of Captain, USAF Reserve JAG Corps. He is a member in good standing of the Colorado State Bar and admitted to Supreme Court and Federal District Courts of Colorado since 1999; admitted to U.S. Court of Military Appeals in 2000; member of the Hawaii State Bar, and admitted to the Supreme Court and Federal District Court of Hawaii since 2004. He is a member of the Hawaii State Bar's Family Law Section. Chris is a former felony-level prosecuting attorney for the U.S. Air Force's active-duty JAG Corps and as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Hawaii. He is qualified and certified as a USAF JAG Defense attorney (2001-2004), and served Service members of the Pacific Air Forces in Hawaii, Guam, Japan, and Korea. He is a former clerk to the Honorable Joseph F. Bataillon, U.S. District Court Judge, Omaha, Nebraska (1999). He is a formally trained mediator, and present Master's Candidate (Creighton University) in Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (2009-2010). Review Christopher Thomas' specific credentials here (link).

Chris' primary focus of practice is in the litigation arena; with a strong focus on Family law litigation, including divorce, custody, post-divorce enforcement, guardianship and paternity matters. He is highly experienced in the advancement and defense of both criminal and civil restraining order matters.

Mr. Thomas' criminal defense practice covers all degrees of litigation in all Court systems of Hawaii; including the State and Federal Courts, as well as all service's military courts martial. He also represents clients in all legal matters involving the Uniform Code of Military Justice, also covering administrative discharge matters, non-judicial punishment, demotion actions, security clearance resolution, and medical discharge proceedings.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Military Law
  • Criminal Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • USAF JAG Defense Attorney

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1999
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii, 2004
  • U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals, 2000
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1999


  • Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska
    • Juris Doctorate
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado State Bar, Member, 1999 - Present
  • Hawaii State Bar, Member, 2004 - Present
  • Hawaii State Bar's Family Law Section, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. Air Force's active-duty JAG Corps, Felony-Level Prosecuting Attorney
  • District of Hawaii, Special Assistant United States Attorney
  • Hon. Joseph F. Bataillon, U.S. District Court Judge, Omaha, Nebraska, Clerk, 1999