Thomas Shea was born and raised in Live Oak, Florida. Thomas attended the University of Florida where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance and a minor in statistics.
Following the University of Florida, Thomas attended law school at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida, where he won best oral argument in his Oral Advocacy course. Following law school, Thomas initially represented plaintiffs in class actions and complex litigation, then spent several years with one of Florida’s largest defense firms representing insurance companies and large corporations in many different practice areas. Thomas has handled cases ranging from multi-million dollar consumer class actions and product liability lawsuits in state and federal courts throughout the United States, to simple homeowner disputes in small claims court.
In 2018, Thomas joined The Nation Law Firm where he represents individuals and businesses in disputes with their own insurance carriers over denied or underpaid claims. In addition to legal experience, Thomas has experience with software development and is proficient in several computer programming languages. Thomas also has nearly a decade of experience with residential real estate transactions and holds a Florida Title Insurance Agent’s license.
Outside of work, Thomas enjoys spending time with his wife, Jennifer, and his two daughters. He also enjoys skiing, canoeing, Gator athletics, and returning to North Florida to see his family and friends.