Here at the West Thomas Law Firm, you’ll find some of the most dedicated personal injury claims lawyers and trial lawyers on the West Coast. With over 30 years worth of consistent plaintiff verdicts under our belts, we will provide you with diligent and compassionate legal representation.


William W. Thomas, Esq. | Founder

West Thomas has been practicing law for 30 years, earning a stellar reputation for being a straight shooter and a zealous advocate for his injured clients. As founder of the West Thomas Law Firm, Mr. Thomas fights vigorously to win compensation for each and every individual and family he represents. He is compassionate to the needs of his clients who have experienced serious personal injuries and losses and believes they deserve to be treated with first-class service. Mr. Thomas has handled thousands of cases, resulting in verdicts and settlements of more than One Hundred Fifty Million Dollars ($150,000,000).

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Angela Knarr, Esq. | Attorney

California and Nevada Personal Injury Attorney Angela Knarr, is an exceptional member of the Thomas Law Firm whose work has helped provide our injured clients with the compensation they deserve. Knarr is passionate about fighting for our injured clients. Over the past decade, her diligence and dedication have helped win millions in compensation for our worthy clients. Her professional affiliations include working for the Montage Legal Group. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Chapman University in Orange in 1997, graduating summa cum laude.

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Vanessa Catherine Cardinale, Esq. | Associate Attorney / Pre-Litigation Manager

Attorney Vanessa Cardinale works tirelessly on behalf of her deserving clients at The Thomas Law Firm to ensure they are treated fairly and receive just compensation for their losses.

Since joining the Newport Beach-based personal injury law firm, Cardinale has effectively helped settle many types of accident cases.

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Vic Merjanian, Esq. | Attorney

Vic Merjanian is a dedicated attorney who zealously advocates on behalf of our injured clients. Mr. Merjanian empathizes with the struggles our clients must endure and overcome. In fact, he chose a career in law because of his desire to help others. Mr. Merjanian is also passionate about contributing to the greater legal community and has published numerous times in a wide range of publications. His most recent publication is Ensuring Access to Affordable Medication: The Supreme Court’s Opinion in F.T.C. v. Actavis, Inc., published in the Fall 2013 issue of The Journal of the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section of the State Bar of California.

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Scott Thomas | To be licensed in 2013

Scott is the eldest son of West Thomas’s five children. He shares his father’s passion for the field of law. Over the 12 years he has worked at Thomas, Scott has become a dedicated advocate to our injured clients. He works tirelessly to help our attorneys win them settlements they deserve.

Scott earned his Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Language and Cultures from the University of Southern California and his Juris Doctorate in Law from California Western School of Law.

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