Stefan T.E. Thomas

Stefan is a trusted advisor, partner, and strategist to his clients. He works with entrepreneurs, governing boards, and C-suite executives to identify critical issues and create legal and business solutions. Stefan has been described as a “true consensus builder [who] possesses rare gifts based on his personal and professional journeys.” Leveraging his legal background of governmental agency clerkships and midsize law practice, Stefan utilizes experiences and connections to optimally position clients. As a serial entrepreneur and owner of Six K strategy consulting firm, Stefan approaches each matter with empathy and a targeted view of each client’s endgame. Stefan values every client and sees each matter as unique and deserving the upmost diligence and attention.

Whether acting as outside general counsel to businesses or a legal counselor to individuals, he provides particularized strategic counsel to each client. Among his range of practice areas, Stefan’s primary areas of focus are on business, commercial real estate, Arts + Entertainment, and education law.

  • American Bar Association, member
  • Columbus Bar Association, member & past Employee Benefits chair
  • Ohio State Bar Association, member
  • Most Influential Lawyer, Mahogany Columbus 2024
  • Super Lawyer, Rising Star 2016 – 2023
  • Who’s Who in Black Columbus, 2013
  • Lawyer for a Day, founder
  • Greater Columbus Arts Council, board member
  • OhioDance, board of trustees, executive board member
  • The Salvation Army, advisory member
  • WAV, board member
  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Capital University Law School (J.D., 2012)
  • Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel (2012)
  • Pontifica Universidad Catolica Argentina (UCA) in Buenos Aires, Argentina (2010-2011)
  • The Ohio State University (B.A. 2009)