John Ralph

John Ralph Thomas

John Ralph Thomas, an emeritus member of the firm, was born in San Francisco and raised in Marin County. He has lived his entire life in Marin except for service in the U. S. Navy.

Ralph has had extensive experience in the Marin legal community, first for five years as a Senior Trial Attorney for the Marin County District Attorney's Office, then16 years as a partner in Kuhn, Thomas & Levy, finally joining this firm in 1987 where he focused his practice on criminal defense.  He served in the U. S. Naval Reserve on active duty for five years and retired from the Reserve program after 30 years of service with the rank of Captain. He has served as Director, Secretary, and President of the Marin County Bar Association. He is a member of the California State Bar Association.

Ralph has also served as Judge Pro Tempore. As an acting judge appointed by the courts, he presided over jury and court trials in Marin County. He has also been appointed by the Marin County Superior Court as a "Special Master," to assist the court in managing litigation matters.

Professional Profile

  • Education
  • Hastings College of Law, University of California SE
    LLB 1966

    College of Pacific (now University of Pacific)
    BA 1958

    Drake High School

  • Admissions
  • California State Court
    U. S. District Courts
    U. S. Court of Appeals

  • Associations
  • President, Marin County Bar Association
    Secretary, Marin County Bar Association
    Director, Marin County Bar Association
    President, Marin Museum of American Indian
    Chairman, Marin Personnel Commission
    Three terms, Vestry St. John's Episcopal Church, Ross
    President, Alcohol Council of Marin
    Webelow Leader, Boy Scouts of America
    Coach, Academic Pentathalon Davidson Middle School
    Santa Claus - Boy Scouts of America