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Mark R. Thomas

Mark R. Thomas

Serving Smal Federal Contractors
  • Gov & Administrative Law, Business Law, Construction Law
  • Colorado
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Mark R. “Hawk” Thomas is Managing Partner at The Reid Group, where he develops and counsels selected enterprises through its Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs), Reid Law PC and Reid Ventures LLC. Colonel Thomas is lawyer, executive, engineer, aviator, and military officer with more than thirty years combined experience and tested leadership in technology development, federal contracting, and legal advocacy. Colonel Thomas advises, represents, and fosters entities seeking to establish, protect, or enhance their presence in government markets. His practice is exclusively tailored to guiding businesses through the legal complexities, bureaucratic barriers, technical challenges, and business decisions inherent to procurement transactions and disputes involving commercial enterprises and government agencies. Colonel Thomas provides clients with specialized counsel arising from a unique confluence of senior acquisition credentials, broad technology expertise, seasoned business acumen, and focused legal skills, together with the intrinsic synergy and superior value arising from these qualifications in a single source. An electrical engineer and flight test officer by training, Colonel Thomas’ exemplary military career included assignments as technology architect of the U.S. Air Force’s conventional weapons portfolio; the Defense Department’s future joint, interagency, and multinational war fighting capability; and the federal government’s combined nuclear command and control system. He coauthored the first joint tactical missile technology roadmap in the Department of Defense, led an unprecedented government-industry initiative to provide military launch and on-orbit support for commercial satellite systems, and spearheaded the most successful military aircraft modernization program in the United Kingdom’s recent history. Colonel Thomas later commanded the U.S. Air Force’s fledgling Space Development & Test Group, leading more t

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
J.D. (2007) | Law
Honors: Ben S. Wendelken Scholar; Denver University Law Review (Business Editor)
Air University
M.S. (1998) | Military Operational Art and Science
Honors: Research Paper Award ("Non-Lethal Weaponry: A Framework For Future Integration")
Troy University
MBA (1987) | Management
Honors: Cum laude
University of New Mexico
B.S. (1984) | Electrical Engineering
Honors: Minors: Mathematics; Aerospace Science. US Air Force ROTC Scholarship Cadet
Professional Experience
Managing Counsel
Reid Law PC
- Current
Professional Associations
Colorado Bar Association # 38996
- Current
Christian Legal Society
Legal Aid Volunteer
- Current
Activities: Pro bono faith-based legal aid at clinics in the Denver metro area, including the Denver Rescue Mission, Providence Ministries, Samaritan House, and the More Life Center.
Federal Bar Association
- Current
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
- Current
Military Officers Association of America
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
10th Circuit
Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
US Court of Federal Claims
US District Court (Colorado)
  • Free Consultation
    Complimentary 30 minute teleconference consultation.
Practice Areas
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Business Law
  • Construction Law
  • English: Spoken, Written
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DTC Metropoint Tower II
4610 S Ulster St Ste 150
Denver, CO 80237-6097
Telephone: (303) 641-9988
Fax: (303) 957-5577