Trusted, Experienced Trial Attorney & Former North Carolina Senator. Recently awarded NC's highest honor, Order of the Long Leaf Pine, for legal and legislative service to North Carolina and its people. You will find no other lawyer with his vast experience in the law (trial attorney for 22+ years in North Carolina courtrooms) and legislation (two-term North Carolina Senator).
Thom Goolsby has a commanding courtroom presence and is NEVER afraid to fight for his clients and their rights. His many years drafting legislation in the Senate give him a superlative understanding of the law, its structure and statutory interpretation.
A top graduate of The Citadel, Senator Goolsby served his country as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps. He earned his MBA from Golden Gate University and Law Degree from UNC-Chapel Hill.
Recognized as an exceptional statesman, he headed the Judiciary One and Justice & Public Safety Committees in the Senate. After retiring from the Senate, he continues to serve as a Crime Commissioner and Courts Commissioner.
From matters large to small, Senator Goolsby brings tenacity, wisdom and fearlessness to the courtroom. Again and again clients appreciate the way he takes a personal interest in their lives and struggles.
When you need a highly skilled advocate to personally handle your case, look no further than Thom Goolsby.
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
updated on 11/28/2019
Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Client Satisfaction||American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys||2015|
|Nation's Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|Litigator Award||Trial Lawyers Board of Regents||2015|
|Million Dollar Advocate||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2014|
|Order of the Long Leaf Pine||North Carolina Governor||2014|
|Senator||North Carolina General Assembly||2011 - Present|
|Owner||Goolsby Law Firm, PLLC||1993 - Present|
|Writer||Carolina Syndicated Columns||1995 - 2014|
|Professor||Campbell Law School||1994 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|NC Crime Commission||Commissioner||2012 - Present|
|NC Courts Commission||Commissioner||2012 - Present|
|International Bar Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|Internation Association of Penal Law||Member||1993 - Present|
|ISISC Journal||The Role of the Prosecutor in the Administration of Justice||1994|
|University of North Carolina School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1991|
|Golden Gate University||MBA - Master of Business Administration||1987|
|Citadel, Military College of South Carolina||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1984|
|CCBI Forensic Science Conference||Forensic Science in North Carolina||2013|
|State v. Scaturro||Not Guilty on DWI and Careless & Reckless|
|State v. Pedersen||Dsimissed|
|State v. Tucker||Not Guilty on DWI.|
|State v. Flannery||Not Guilty on DWI.|
|State v. Keen||Probation (best pretrial offer was 18 months ACTIVE time)|
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