THOMAS J. THOMAS
Attorney Thomas J. Thomas focuses his practice on representing clients charged with alcohol and drug violations and traffic violations. He graduated cum laude in 1980 from Indiana University’s law school.
Since 1993 Mr. Thomas has practiced law in Georgia and is admitted to practice before both the Georgia Court of Appeals and George Supreme Court. He has argued and won several important cases before both the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court including: Spencer v. State, 302 Ga. 133 (2017), Keller v. State, 247 Ga. App. 599 (2001), Keller v. State, 275 Ga. 680 (2002), Fraser v. State, 263 Ga. App. 764 (2003), Colon v. State, 256 Ga. App. 505 (2002), Brahm v. State, 230 Ga. App. 407 (1998), and Davis v. State, 236 Ga. App. (1999).
Besides his work as an appellate attorney he has years of experience as a trial lawyer having conducted both bench and jury trials throughout the metro Atlanta area. He has been asked to speak at numerous seminars on topics ranging from Opening Trial Statements to Preservation of Error for Appeal. In conjunction with his speaking engagements he has published several papers on these and related topics. In 2015 he was named one of the Top 100 DUI Attorneys in the State of Georgia by The National Advocacy for DUI Defense. In 2017 he was named one of 10 best attorneys in Georgia for client services by the American Institute of DUI Attorneys.
His ability as a top negotiator has also led to many requests for him as a lecturer. He has published two papers on the subject: Thirty Ideas for Negotiating a Criminal Case and Thirty Ideas for Negotiating a DUI case.
Mr. Thomas has completed the Mastering Scientific Evidence training seminar and the National Highway and Traffic Safety Association’s (NHTSA) Standardized Field Sobriety Training course.
He has a Superb 10 rating from AVVO (an on-line attorney rating service) and an AV Preeminent for 16 years rating from Martindale-Hubbell.