Doria Gaulua Thomas attended Chapman University, Fowler School of Law where she earned her Juris Doctorate degree, and where she received a scholarship to earn a Master of Laws degree in Trial Advocacy. During her Master of Law’s program she prosecuted seventeen jury trials as a prosecutor intern with the Anaheim City Attorney’s Office in Fullerton. For her undergraduate degree she attended the University of Washington, Seattle where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Sciences, made the Dean’s List, and studied abroad in Rome, Italy.
Ms. Thomas is an associate attorney with Prindle, Goetz, Barnes & Reinholtz, and works on a variety of different civil litigation matters for the Long Beach office. She is proud of her Samoan heritage, and has the distinction of being one of only two Samoan American attorneys licensed to practice law in California. She has served as chair of the board for Project ALOFA, a Pacific Islander civil rights organization, and has been a member of the Sisters Alumni of the South Pacific, an organization that provides college scholarships to students of Asian/Pacific Islander descent.
Ms. Thomas enjoys singing in church choir, playing guitar, spearfishing, and being a loving mother to her son, Samson.