Attorneys
Albert  Thomas III

Albert J. Thomas III

Counsel
Email:athomas@mwlaw.com
Phone:(479) 464.5675
Location: Rogers
Bar Admissions: Arkansas

Albert J. Thomas III has extensive experience with intellectual property, environmental law, construction law issues, real estate transactions and commercial leasing matters, as well as oil and gas law. With the breadth of his experience, he strategically advises his clients whether in the defense or the prosecution of copyright and trademark infringement claims.

He also relies upon his graduate degree in engineering to aid in protecting client interests through copyright and trademark registrations, copyright licenses and technical support agreements for software. In matters of intellectual property transfers or acquisitions, Mr. Thomas represents clients in preparation of necessary assignments and licensing of trademarks, copyrights and patent rights, as well as advising clients on patent infringement claims. He also counsels clients in matters of confidentiality, non-competition and trade secret agreements along with enforcement of non-competition employment agreements. He routinely defends environmental permit holders in enforcement actions and contamination lawsuits.

Experience

  • Defense and prosecution of infringement claims for trademarks and copyrights.
  • Intellectual property protection including assignment and licensing of trademark, copyright and patent rights.
  • Preparation and enforcement of non-competition employment, confidentiality and trade secret agreements.
  • Administrative law practice before the Arkansas Pollution Control & Ecology Commission, U.S. EPA and Arkansas Highway Commission.
  • Investigation of toxic tort claims.
  • Defense of owners, contractors, builders and manufacturers in personal injury and property damage claims.
  • Real estate transactional due diligence/indemnity.
  • Resolution of disputes affecting royalty, mineral or surface owners.

Education

  • University of Arkansas J.D. (1995)
  • University of Texas at Austin M.S. in Environmental Health Engineering (1990)
  • University of Arkansas B.S. in Civil Engineering (1988)

Involvement

  • Member, Arkansas Bar Association Board of Governors
  • Former Chairman, Arkansas Bar Association Environmental Law Section
  • Former Governing Board Member, Arkansas Bar Association Natural Resources Law Section
  • Former Officer, Cleburne County Bar Association
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America
  • Former Board Member, Heber Springs School District