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James Austin Thomas

Litigation Attorney at Myrtle Beach, SC

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Austin Thomas, J. Austin Thomas

  • Licensed for 12 years
    State SC
    Acquired 2012
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About James

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In a time when making a quick buck appears to be the top priority for many, I still believe that the client-attorney relationship is the most important aspect of my profession.  As a trial lawyer and advocate, I have the skills and experience to assist you in your quest for justice.  As a young and energetic practitioner, I will work tirelessly in pursuit of results.  Give me a call and let me get to work on helping you.


Grooms & Thomas, LLC
4593 Oleander Drive
Myrtle Beach, SC, 29577-5720

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Posted by Geri | January 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank You!
GERI & JOE MINK Thank you for your gracious help Mr. Austin Thomas and Patty. We can not tell you how we appreciated all your concern and help with our terrible situation that has been going on for 2 years plus. First, Patty had a gracious heart when I first called listened to our problem and right away made appointment for us to see Mr. Thomas the next day. Mr. Austin Thomas was kind enough to take time listen to our situation and explain what possible options we might have. He was willing to try his best to help us even though our situation was going to be hard. After a couple of months and it seemed we should just give up Mr. Thomas said he was still going to keep trying and he did not give up! All I can say is we can not thank you enough for your dedication, caring and kindness you gave us with this problem Please don’t ever change as your concern and caring are so much appreciated and is hard to find. We recommend Grooms and Thomas Law Firm to anyone who needs a good attorney. Thank you ever so much! With Appreciation, Ger Mink
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Posted by Dean & Patricia | January 2, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
My husband and I never had to hire a defense attorney for anything, therefore when we received a court document with a bogus BS claim we were referred to hire Attorney Mr. Thomas to defend us in this B.S. Litigation suit, Mr. Thomas was able to get it settled for the exact amount my husband originally agreed to with the other party and was honest with from the very beginning. We honestly believe our attorney Mr. Thomas could see the truth and followed it all the way through to the very end where it was settled out of court. My husband and I highly recommend attorney Mr. Thomas and although we don't think we'll be needing an attorney in the near future, if anything should arise, Mr. Thomas would definitely be our #1. attorney contact.
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Posted by Holly | December 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
We hired Austin Thomas to file against a contractor for faulty installation. We felt that Austin went above and beyond to help us in the most fair and economically smart way possible. He resolved the case much quicker than we expected and would recommend him to anyone with confidence. Very professional, kind and above all...SMART!
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Posted by Max | January 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Easy to reach, very helpful.
I was very pleased and would definitely recommend.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Grooms & Thomas, LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Assistant Solicitor
  • Fifteenth Circuit Solicitor's Office
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • Gundling Law Firm, P.A.
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • The Honorable Benjamin Culbertson
  • 2011 - 2012
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  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • College of Charleston
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Ebon Roberts
  • prosecuted case - guilty on all counts - Life sentence


  • Horry County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • member
  • 2016 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best of the Beach - Law Office
  • Myrtle Beach Sun News
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Prosecutor of the Year - Magistrate Court
  • Fifteenth Circuit Solicitor's Office
  • 2013
  • Excellence for the Future Award
  • The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Access on WMBF
  • Criminal Law
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (11)
Endorse James
Litigation Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Austin is a great lawyer. We have worked on cases together in the past. He is very diligent and hard working. I highly recommend utilizing his knowledge and talent."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Austin is a tenacious attorney who I've had the pleasure of working with. He is highly skilled and zealously represents his clients' interests. I would strongly recommend him to anyone looking for legal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Austin is a hard working, intelligent attorney who is fully capable of handling a variety of legal matters. I highly recommend him to any of his potential clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"While working as a prosecutor for the Horry County Solicitor's Office I had the pleasure to work with Austin Thomas on several high profile trials. Austin's attention to detail, knowledge of the law, and confidence in the courtroom will serve his clients well in private practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Mr. Thomas is a fine young attorney with a keen intellect. He never shies away from a fight and is always prepared. I had the pleasure to work with Mr. Thomas and I trusted him to work difficult cases. He never let me down. Whether in the Court Room or at the Negotiation table, Mr. Thomas will be a zealous advocate for you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Austin is an excellent attorney with a gift for the work. He treats his clients well and is tireless in his pursuit of results!"
Litigation Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Austin is a dedicated, hard working, honest, and highly intelligent advocate for his clients. I would not hesitate to use his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Myrtle Beach Litigation Lawyer James Austin Thomas
James Austin Thomas
Litigation Attorney
Myrtle Beach, SC
Licensed for 12 years
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