Highly Rated Lawyer – Brianne Thomas
Brianne Thomas is an exceptionally-rated attorney in Missouri, who specializes in workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. She practices law at Boyd Kenter Thomas & Parrish.
She volunteers her services for Jackson County Court Appointed Special Advocates and Rainbow Center, a non-profit which assists adults and children living with developmental disabilities.
Early Life and Education
Brianne Thomas hails from Peoria, Illinois where she grew up immersed in music from an early age. Her father was an accomplished vocalist who fostered Brianne’s individual talent by providing instruction. At eight years old she began performing at banquets and black tie affairs.
Barton College honored her with an A+ GPA and she was nominated as a Murphy Osborne Scholar-Athlete nominee. Additionally, she served on the Student Athletics Advisory Committee and volunteered at The Spot: Wilson Youth United.
After graduating, she attended law school at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Since then, she has specialized in personal injury and workers’ compensation cases while remaining licensed to practice in Missouri. Her clients appreciate her hard work and dedication towards their legal matters.
Brianna Thomas spent her days serving as office manager of a church council, while by night checking IDs behind the bar of Seattle’s Showbox music venue. These jobs taught her invaluable lessons in teamwork and consensus-building that ultimately lead her to decide that politics was her path of choice.
She received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law where she was recognized as a Rising Star between 2009-2020. Additionally, she is a member of both Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City as well as Jackson County Court Appointed Special Advocates Boards of Directors.
She is also an accomplished musician, having performed across the world and participating in both of the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead programs in 2001 and 2002.
Achievement and Honors
Thomas is both a lawyer and musician; she performs as a jazz vocalist across the world with notable artists such as Fred Anderson, Von Freeman, and Houston Person. Down Beat magazine honored Thomas with their “High School Jazz Vocalist of the Year” award for her impressive talent.
These band students exemplified and demonstrated the core value of High Expectations, High Achievement and Accountability during their participation in both PFW Three-Rivers Honor Band and IMEA All-State Honor Concert Band performances.
Barton College alumna Thomas has worked hard to secure a postgraduate internship with the NCAA in Indianapolis. Out of 558 applicants, she was chosen as one of their Finance and Accounting Assistants.
Brianne Thomas is an experienced litigator and managing partner of Boyd Kenter Thomas & Parrish LLC. Her practice primarily encompasses personal injury and workers’ compensation cases; in her free time she also enjoys raising four children and volunteering for Jackson County Court Appointed Special Advocates as an abused and neglected children advocate.
Her music demonstrates a profound understanding of masterful voices and musical savvy, garnering comparisons with Sarah Vaughan, Dianne Reeves and Betty Carter for its artistic genius, intuitive phrasing and soulful approach.
She has performed in New Orleans and Washington, DC’s Kennedy Center; regularly joining ensembles such as Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Count Basie Orchestra; with an unforgettable soprano voice that scatters and croons at lightning-speed swing.
In her free time, she invests in stocks and manages the Green Goddess Investment Club – an organization designed to assist women make money with an eye towards social responsibility – in her spare time. Additionally, she frequently contributes lists, articles, and news features on various websites.
She is an animal lover and passionate about boxing, ice hockey and Krav-Maga. Originally hailing from Los Angeles she now resides with both dogs in Los Angeles while actively volunteering at various organizations.
She is best known for her roles as Taylor Stappord on Lifetime’s Devious Maids and Lisa Niles on General Hospital. Born in Saint Paul, Minnesota and having attended St. Olaf College prior to moving out West. Married film director Richie Keen with whom they share one child together.