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Pete Thomas
March 01, 2021 | About Commerce

Pete Thomas

Pete Thomas is the Chief Legal Counsel for the Ohio Department of Commerce. In that role he oversees legal issues for all Divisions and provides legal advice to the Director. Prior to joining the Department of Commerce in January 2019, Pete worked in the Ohio Attorney General’s Office for 23 years. There he served in a variety of leadership roles, including Chief Counsel to Attorney General Betty Montgomery. Pete was Section Chief of the Charitable Law Section for 12 years. Prior to the Attorney General’s Office, he was a litigation associate in a large Columbus law firm and in-house counsel for a Columbus insurance company.

Pete graduated from Indiana University with a BA in Economics. He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law where he served on Law Review.