Michelle A. Thomas
Michelle A. Thomas is a graduate of University of the West Indies, Cavehill Campus with honours. She was called to the Jamaican Bar in December, 2015, and is the founder and Managing Partner of the firm. Whilst her practice is heavily based on criminal litigation, her other practice areas include Administration & settlement of Estate, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Conveyance/ Real Estate and Labour Relations.
She represents small business loan institutions, Plazas, security companies, hotels, community associations and business-owners. She has lead in complex criminal matters and civil claims as well as appeals to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.
What is unique about Michelle is that she is a very down to earth individual. She has an open door policy and prides herself of being a very accessible Attorney-at-Law who empathizes with her clients. She offers practical and honest advice at all times and believes in being frank and direct about legal issues.
Michelle Thomas is also a past student of the Norman Manley Law School where she served as Vice President of the Norman Manley Law School Students Association, Selected member of the 7th Annual Caribbean Court of Justice International Moot Team. And Presenter at the American Caribbean Law Clinic Initiative (ACLI) Winter Clinic at Stetson School of Law. Additionally, she is a past student of the St. Andrew High School for girls.
Notably, Michelle describes herself as a social engineer for community and youth development. She is a motivational speaker, who has developed a love for business and the youth; as such she has a heightened sense of volunteerism and leadership responsibilities. As a result, she was awarded the Prime Minister’s Youth Award for volunteerism in 2017 and the Commonwealth Youth Worker & Youth Awardee for the Caribbean and Americas respectively 2015 and 2016. She has served on the Caribbean Regional Youth Council as Policy and Advocacy Chairperson and on Jamaica’s First Youth Advisory Council. Currently, she is an executive member on the Commonwealth Youth Council.
She has experiences working with law firms such as Errol Gentles & Associates and Usim Williams and Co.
Benjamin Fraser is a passionate youth leader who has been actively involved at the national, regional, and international levels in education, and community service. He acquired his professional training in law at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona and the Norman Manley Law School. He is the 2017 recipient of the Frank L Myers Scholarship and member of the 2017 team which represented UWI, Mona at the Caribbean Court of Justice Mooting Competition.
Mr. Fraser’s aptitude for advocacy and representation predates his Call to the Bar. It began at the Ardenne High School where he led the local Students’ Council; served as Vice President of the National Secondary Students’ Council then elected to the leadership team of the Jamaica Union of Tertiary Students. In 2018, he was installed as the Caribbean and Americas Regional Representative in the Commonwealth Students’ Association, a global network that represents 1.2 billion youth from 53 countries. Mr. Fraser championed environmental protection as a Youth Parliamentarian and served on the National Youth Advisory Council of Jamaica (2019-2021). Mr. Fraser’s track record of representation has positioned him to become a formidable criminal and civil litigator.
Between 2016-2019, while serving as its president, Called to Lead Jamaica mobilized youth leaders to provide psychosocial support to 300 underserved youth through 150 weekly interactive sessions and mentorship in leadership, life skills, and personal development. Mr. Fraser holds a Certificate in Dynamic Public Speaking from the University of Washington and has supported over one thousand persons develop their public speaking skills through his public speaking coaching service.
“Except the Lord builds the house, they labour in vain that build it…” is his personal motto. It is on this premise that he intends to serve the public to the best of his ability with integrity and due expedition.