Edward Thomas

Natural Hazard Mitigation Association

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Natural Hazard Mitigation Association



Edward A. Thomas, Esq.


Ed Thomas is an expert on working with communities and people to help prevent foreseeable processes of nature becoming disasters. He has worked on recovery operations from over 200 disasters, assisting individuals, businesses, farms and communities to carefully craft acceptable efforts to recover as quickly as possible, while striving to relocate damaged properties and develop environmentally acceptable development.


Ed, a widely published author and frequent lecturer, just completed his eighth and final term as President of the Natural Hazard Mitigation Association. He is an elected Fellow of the American Bar Association (ABA) Foundation and past elected member of the Council of the State and Local Government Section (SLGL) of the ABA. He is as a member of the ABA Disaster Response and Preparedness Committee and manages the ABA SLGL Resilience Task Force. In addition, Ed serves on the Advisory Committee of the Natural Hazards Center of the University of Colorado. He is a member of the National Institute of Building Sciences, and the Association of State Wetland Managers. He is a former Board Member of the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM); and currently serves as the Senior Liaison and Legal Liaison to the ASFPM No Adverse Impact Committee. During his career in HUD and FEMA, Ed worked on about two hundred disasters and emergencies, serving as the President’s on scene representative, the Federal Coordinating Officer, dozens of times.


He manages a private practice of Law, Edward A. Thomas Esq., LLC and lives with his wife in the beautiful, bu Earthquake prone, Rancho Mirage, California

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Edward A. Thomas Esq., LLC


69815 Camino Pacifico

Rancho Mirage, CA 92270


Quincy, MA 02171-1550





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