Local Trial Attorneys With a Reputation for Excellent Representation and Results

W.H. Thomas

Retired Trial Attorney in Rolla undefined

Tom Thomas began practicing law in 1973 and is now retired. He represented and advised clients on issues of adoption, estate planning and probate, banking, business organizations, real estate, hospital and school law, and related litigation. He is a published author, having penned “Reformation of Written Instruments in Missouri” as a law student and member of the University of Missouri Law Review.

Current Employment Position


Areas of Practice

  • Adoption
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Banking & Finance Law
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Contracts
  • Education Law
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Health & Health Care Law
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trusts
  • Wills

Litigation Percentage

20% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1973


  • University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri, 1972
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1969
    • B.S.
    • Major: Management

Published Works

  • Reformation of Written Instruments, Missouri Law Review, 1972

Representative Cases

  • Sewell v. MFA Mut. Ins. Co., 597 S.W.2d 284 (Mo.App. S.D. 1980)
  • Whaling v. Little Piney Oil Co., 623 S.W.2d 589 (Mo.App. S.D. 1981)
  • Elam v. Waynesville R-VI School Dist. of Pulaski County, 676 S.W.2d 880 (Mo.App. S.D. 1984)
  • Dennis Chapman Toyota, Inc. v. Belle State Bank, 759 S.W.2d 330 (Mo.App. S.D. 1988)
  • Hannon v. Pulaski County Memorial Hospital, 560 S.W.2d 615 (Mo.App. 1978)

Representative Clients

  • US Bank
  • Phelps County Regional Medical Center
  • Waynesville R-6 School District and Bond Clinic, Inc.


  • US Bank
  • Phelps County Bank
  • R. A. Brookshire Construction, Inc.
  • Jenks/Long Insurance, Rolla


  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Contact Thomas, Birdsong, Mills, McBride & Osborne, P.C. at (573) 364-4097 today.

Client Testimonials

  • “I was represented by David Mills in a civil litigation and was so impressed by his work ethic!”

    Bob D.

  • “Scott was professional, yet approachable.”

    Eric M.

  • “I'm very thankful for your help in my case, I can't express that enough”

    Krista P.

  • “His cross examination was very thorough - and yet fair - to the point that I did not feel the need to testify.”

    Norman H.

  • “David Osborne and the entire firm were so very friendly and helpful.”

    Chuck S.

What Makes Our Firm Unique?

  • Strong Reputation

    We have earned a reputation among our colleagues and the courts for excellent trial work.

  • Experienced

    Our knowledgeable attorneys have tried numerous cases in criminal and civil courts.

  • Honest & Ethical

    Our attorneys have a strong moral compass and always have the clients' best interest in mind.

  • Local

    We are local attorneys who care about our community and contribute to many charities.