Frank A. Thomas, III, Frank A. Thomas, III PLC / Orange
Frank A. Thomas, III was born in Charleston, West Virginia and attended its public schools. He graduated from the University of Virginia with the following degrees: BA with Distinction in English (1970); Master of the Arts in English (1971); and JD (1974). He was a member of the Virginia Law Review, serving as notes editor, and is a member of the Order of the Coif.
Mr. Thomas is married to the former Alexandra R. Smith (Zan). They live on a small farm where they have raised horses, sheep, dogs and chickens. They have also raised a daughter, Penelope, of whom they are very proud, and who in turn has three children of whom they also very proud.
Mr. Thomas was associated with the Richmond, Virginia office of the firm Hunton & Williams from 1974 to 1980, the Staunton, Virginia firm of Timberlake, Smith, Thomas & Moses from 1980 to 1985; and Shackelford & Thomas in Orange and Culpeper, Virginia from 1985 to 2013. He has been affiliated with his current firm, Frank A. Thomas, III PLC since 2013.
Mr. Thomas has served on the Board of Governors of the Trusts and Estates Section of the Virginia State Bar and as Section Chair. He has also served as Chair of the Wills, Trusts & Estates Section of the Virginia Bar Association, as well as on the Section’s Council and Legislative Committee. He is a past President of the Virginia Bar Association and a Past President of The Virginia Law Foundation.