Prince Altee Thomas To Receive Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia, Inc.’s J. Austin Norris AwardApril 2, 2015 – Press Releases
Fox Rothschild LLP is proud to announce that Prince Altee Thomas, Counsel at the firm, will be receiving the Barristers' Association of Philadelphia, Inc.'s 2015 J. Austin Norris Award at the organization's Annual Awards and Scholarship Gala on May 16.
In recognition of J. Austin Norris’ focus on improving the position of Blacks in the Philadelphia legal community, this award is annually presented to an attorney of color who has demonstrated distinguished service to the Barristers’, the legal profession and the community at large.
The Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia, Inc. helps address the professional needs and development of Black Lawyers in the City of Philadelphia and surrounding areas through programs such as seminars, cultural events and publications
Serving as co-chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee, Thomas spearheads initiatives to promote firm-wide diversity and inclusiveness. The committee is comprised of attorneys and other professionals within the firm’s national network of offices who offer a variety of insights into successfully incorporating diversity throughout the firm.
Through his practice at Fox, Thomas has developed both a transactional and litigation practice. His dual experience in these areas allows him to effectively counsel clients on the full scope of their financial issues. He regularly represents creditors in chapter 7, 11 and 13 cases and is particularly known for his chapter 7 volunteer work on behalf of indigent consumer debtors. Additionally, Thomas has handled bankruptcy matters across a variety of industries including banking, merchant credit card processing, student loans, commercial leases and taxes, among others.
Thomas serves as a board member of the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project, which provides bankruptcy counseling to the indigent and also serves as a board member of the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group (PDLG).
An active member in his community, Thomas is a past treasurer and former executive board member of the Barristers and a past chair of the Minority Bar Committee (MBC) of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He is the current co-chair of the MBC Community Outreach Subcommittee.