Gray Thomas is board-certified by The Florida Bar as an appellate practice specialist, and he also practices criminal defense in federal and state courts, as well as representing clients in bar discipline and bar admission cases. Since being admitted to practice in both Florida and Georgia in 1992, he also has extensively litigated civil rights cases. He has achieved a Martindale-Hubbell rating of "AV-Preeminent" and is recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Appellate Practice, Criminal Defense: General Practice, and Criminal Defense: White-Collar. He also has been recognized as a Florida Legal Elite by Florida Trend magazine and a Florida Super Lawyer in Criminal Defense.
Gray opened a firm as a sole practitioner in 2011, and while he continues to maintain a separate practice, he also joined Creed & Gowdy in 2013 in an of counsel capacity. Prior to opening his own firm, he practiced with the renowned criminal defense, civil rights and appellate firm Sheppard, White, Thomas & Kachergus.
A North Carolina native, Gray grew up in Georgia before obtaining his undergraduate degree, cum laude, in history at Washington University in St. Louis. After a decade-long career as a newspaper journalist, he earned a law degree, with honors, at the University of Florida, where he was named to membership in the Order of the Coif.