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Thomas James Thomas

DUI and DWI Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   49 reviews

also known as Tom Thomas, Thomas J. Thomas


Licensed for 42 years

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About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    50%
    Aggressive defensive of DUI cases including vehicular homicides. Many years experience in obtaining full discovery from the state, following up with motions to exclude evidence, negociating from a position of knowledge and strength and obtaining favorable results at trial. In addition have participated in numerous appeals and overturned several trial court verdicts. Experienced in both the scientific and social aspects of this complex field of law.

    39 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    20%

    39 years, 100 cases

  3. Appeals
    10%

    39 years, 20 cases

  4. Litigation
    10%

    39 years

  5. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%

    39 years, 100 cases

THOMAS J. THOMAS IS READY TO ASSIST YOU IN OVERCOMING THE CHALLENGE OF BEING ARRESTED FOR DUI.

I am a practicing attorney devoted to assisting people with difficult legal problems particularly those involving alcohol and drug use.  As a former assistant district attorney, I learned the ins and outs of criminal practice and criminal procedure.

I enjoy meeting new people even under difficult circumstances and make every effort to leave those I work with better off both legally and personally.

I have been married to Catherine Ann Thomas of Columbia, South Carolina for over 20 years and we have lived in Atlanta, Georgia for most of that time.  We have three children, Tommy, Margaret, and Anna. 

The family enjoys historical reenacting, theater, reading and watching each other play soccer.

 

If I can be of assistance regarding any of your legal needs please let me know.

 

 

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Licensed for 42 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1993
Updated 11/03/2022
State IN
Status Suspended
Acquired 1980
Updated 01/04/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Thomas & Willis, LLC

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2015
Tom Thomas had my case dismissed - Thank you!
I hired Tom Thomas to represent me for a DUI charge. The initial proceedings were worrisome for me in the courts as it appeared the DA was not willing to reduce the charges or dismiss the case due to a prior incident on my record, but Tom assured me that he would continue to fight the case. Two years went by without any notice from the courts and I checked in a couple times with Tom's office to make sure I wasn't missing anything and they informed me to stay patient. Ultimately the case was dismissed and thanks to Tom and his staff I do not have to worry about the future effects of a DUI on my record. Thank you Tom!!
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Posted by Farah | June 2, 2015
Couldn't ask for a better lawyer!
The best thing about Tom is that he keeps this process as simple and easy as possible for you! He takes care of everything for you so you are not stuck dealing with all the complications of the case. He is kind, caring, keeps me updated and absolutely knows what he is doing! It is completely apparent after your first meeting with Tom that he is an excellent attorney and has a lot of experience in the field. As awful as getting a DUI charge was, I feel like I have overcome this situation so quickly and painlessly and Tom and his wonderful assistant Bridgette are 100% responsible for that. It is worth every penny hiring Tom to relieve yourself of the stress that comes with a DUI charge. Overall, Tom was able to get my DUI charge reduced to reckless driving on my very first court date. So happy and so pleased with my experience. I would immediately recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Karen | November 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got my charges reduce
Mr.thomas I was please with his service he was straight up from the very first consultation and he fight and got my serious traffic violation reduce also my ticket cost he save my license from getting revoke I was so happy I didn’t give him a tip but I paid for his parking ticket the day the case finish I would recommend him and don’t be afraid to ask him questions .
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Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Well worth his price. True quality and great service.
Back in 2005 I had a potential DUI that Thomas Thomas was able to get reduced to a Reckless Driving charge. The prosecuting attorney was close enough for me to overhear and he actually said “saw a previous case of yours and it was like Elvis had entered the building.” I recommended Attorney Thomas to four friends who had similar situations (forgive us, we were in our early twenties and have matured since). The three who went with Attorney Thomas were all reduced to reckless. The one who did not now has a DUI on his record forever.
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Posted by Troy T | March 31, 2022
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Experienced and excellent representative
I contacted Thomas and Thomas, To help with a citation I received, I'm a cdl truck driver so my license is my meal ticket, given his yrs of handling cases in the fulton County, he know the approach to take. He was able to move my case from one court to another, and eventually wound up getting it dismissed. Thks Thomas and Thomas for your Expertise .
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Posted by Payton | September 30, 2021
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Speeding ticket
I had a speeding ticket of 60 in a 45 and this law office was able to bump it down to where I ONLY had to pay my fines and NO points were added to my license! Well worth the $350 to not have to go to court and avoid points! Thank you so much!
Posted by Bergie | June 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best results possible
Mr. Thomas is very professional, knowledgeable and understanding of your situation and will do absolutely everything possible to resolve it with the best possible outcome. His level of experience and reputation in handling DUI cases in Gwinnett County is unmatched. He was able to get my case reduced and resolved with the best possible results without having to go to trial. Mr. Thomas knows nearly Prosecutor and Judge in the area and has worked with alongside them for many years, and needless to say having that level of professional working relationships and respect from the courts in these sensitive situations in invaluable. I have recommended him to others and he was able to get their situations resolved with similar positive results. If you're looking for the best attorney to represent your case, look no further. Highly recommended! Regards, B.
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Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2021
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The best Attorney to be represented by.
Hi Mr. Thomas. I can say it in words how much I really appreciate your help, your understanding, your knowledge and will to help me out. I was very blessed to have you representing me, I felt in good hands, you made everything going so smooth and easy, I do definitely recommend you and your service to all my friends and anybody who would ask me . Thank you so much and thank you for such a good experience.
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Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2020
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Very helpful
Thomas took on my case from another lawyer and successfully concluded everything, and on top of it all, he was able to downgrade the charge, now it won't go on my record, thank you Thomas Thomas!
Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Prodigal Son Returned
Read this entire review and you'll know everything you need to know about Thomas Thomas. I was your typical boy next door, all American athlete. High school social drinker turned college animal led to a flurry of DUIs and other alcohol related arrest in my early 20's. Unfortunately I didn't learn after the 1st time or find Tom until 1/2 way through that journey. Even in the face of insurmountable odds, Tom and his team secured the best possible outcome under the circumstances on more than one occasion. After getting my act together, nearly 2 decades later in my 40's, married with 4 young kids and a business to run, my past came back to haunt me. This time, by no fault of my own. When requesting a copy of my court dispositions to get a real estate license, a glitch in the system between the City of Atlanta and Department of Drivers Services suspended my license as if I had just a DUI, which was not the case. I found this out while trying to purchase a car. Thank God I didn't get pulled over and end up in jail not even knowing it was suspended. My license had been suspended for 10 months when I made this discovery. After exhausting every possible resource at the city, DDS, court house and solicitors office. Nobody could give me any explanation as to what was going on. I spent days trying to figure this out, then I decided to give Tom's office a call. His team leaped into action. Got to the bottom of the issue and had my license reinstated in a week. Not once did they hesitate or even hint that I needed to compensate them in any way. I pray I'll never need his help again. But if I do, I wouldn't hire anyone else.
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Posted by Ruby | November 8, 2019
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EXcellent Legal Assistance Provided!!!!
Attorney Thomas is an excellent attorney!!! His professional legal expertise provided to me was impecable. He is awesome in his field and is very knowledgeable!!!! I am very happy and satisfied with having chosen him to be my traffic ticket attorney. Due to his expert advise and representation, I was victorious in my traffic court case wherein I was wrongfully given a failure to yield traffic ticket, found not guilty, and did not have to pay a monetary traffic fine. Thank you Attorney Thomas and Team!!!!
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Posted by Eriq | October 8, 2019
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Best Lawyer in town...
The best lawyer I’ve dealt with in Atlanta to this date. Very fair pricing. Was always punctual and knows what he’s doing and beyond. I had six charges and he got them down to just one. I highly recommend him if you ever get an dui or any traffic or criminal offense.
Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Tom Thomas -Professional and Punctual
I I hired Tom when I was charged with my first DUI. He had my charge lessened and explained the entire process thoroughly. If facing similar difficulties, would highly recommend him as your attorney.
Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Dependable and professional
Attorney Thomas helped me with a second Dui in 5 years in Douglas County Ga. He was knowledgeable and fair. He filed an appeal and He successfully terminated my probation early. Thank you attorney Thomas
Posted by Robert | March 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in town
Very good lawyer. Gave me some great advice about reopening a superspeeder ticket i plead nolo to. Didn't know i could lose my job for it. His advice worked. Then off of the free consultation i hired him as he did exactly what he said he would do....help me keep my job and more... Great lawyer
Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2019
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Driving Under Suspension
He was very good and he was able to get my charges dropped to a lesser charge. I would definitely use him again if I need to.
Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2018
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Failure to yield resulting in an accident
My case was pulled through court for more than two years but Mr. Thomas stuck with it and got everything dismissed!
Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Tom Thomas
Tom Thomas is a great lawyer and i would definitely recommend him to represent anyone. He defended my case to the best of his ability and i was really impressed with the outcome. I would definetly hire Tom Thomas again.
Posted by Bryan | August 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr Bryan
Thomas is an incredible lawyer. He represented me in a case where I was charged with a DUI. This situation was one I had never been in before. He offered expert advice, and fought with relentless determination for my case with each court date. He knows the law, he knew the right course of action to take, and he delivered. In the end my case and all charges were dropped. I could not have had a better attorney.
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Posted by Mellecia | February 7, 2018
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Hardest Working DUI Lawyer In GA
I received a DUI in January 2015 in one the toughest County in GA, Henry. After doing some research, I hired Tom Thomas to represent me. Tom was straight forward with with me on what I should expect from the Henry County Court System when it comes to DUIs. He argued my case and lost in April 2015 because the arresting officer to testified that my performance on the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (“HGN”) test proved a specific numeric blood-alcohol content level. You would think that would be the end of Tom's services like some other lawyers, but Tom was determined to prove the that I was wrongfully prosecuted. Tom appealed my DUI case the Court of Appeals and lost again, but that did not stop him; even when I gave up and move on Tom was still working. He'll call me every few months to give me on update on where he was with my case. Tom performed appealed after appealed for over 2 years until GA Supreme Court decided to hear my case in May 2017. On October 2017, the GA Supreme reversed the Court of Appeals decision and dismiss my DUI, but that wasn't enough for Tom. On January 2018, Tom got the Solicitor General of Henry County to remove the DUI off my record and refund the fine amount I paid. I know there is a lot of DUI Lawyers in GA, but I would choose Tom Thomas over and over again because of his persistence and hard work. Good Luck!! Mellecia
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Thomas & Willis, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Head Thomas Webb & Willis, LLC
  • 1993 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Thomas J. Thomas
  • 1991 - 1992
  • Director of Marketing
  • Bibliogem
  • 1988 - 1990
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Education

  • Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI Cases
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 1996
  • NHTSA Standarized Field Sobreity Testing - 20 Hour Practioner Course
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 1995
  • BAC Datamaster Breath Instrument Training
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 1993
  • Indiana University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988
  • Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • Indiana University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977
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Legal Cases

  • Spencer v. State
  • Conviction Reversed
  • First Impression Legal Challenge in GA to Source Code of Intoxilyzer 5000
  • Trial Court sustained. The State of Georgia does not possess the source code for the Intoxilyzer 5000.
  • Brooks v. State, 285 Ga.App. 624, 647 S.E.2d 328
  • Because Brooks abandoned his right to an independent test, his breath test results were properly admitted by the trial court.
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Associations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top 100 DUI Attorneys in Georgia
  • The National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2015
  • Graduated Cum Laude
  • Indiana University - School of Law
  • 1980
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Publications

  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)
  • Opening Statements
  • 2007
  • Lorman Education Services publication
  • Thirty Ideas for Negotiating a DUI Case
  • 2003
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)
  • DMVS Issues
  • 2002
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)
  • Preservation of Error for Appeal
  • 1999
  • Headlines Marketing Corporation publication
  • Handling License Suspensions and Revocations
  • 1993
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Speaking Engagements

  • Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute
  • Opening Statements that set the Tone for Victory
  • 2007
  • Fundamentals of a Criminal Case in Georgia
  • Thirty Ideas for Negotiating a Criminal Case
  • 2004
  • Georgia DUI Cases: Analyzing Cases for Trial
  • Thirty Ideas for Negotiating a DUI Case
  • 2003
  • Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute
  • DMVS Issues
  • 2002
  • Georgia DUI Update
  • Preservation of Error for Appeal
  • 1999
  • NHSTA Certified Standardized Field Sobriety Tests.
  • Handling License Suspensions and Revocation in Georgia: Defense of Drinking Drivers
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (2)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Other
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Mr. Thomas is a giant in the community and quite expert at what he does. He cares for every one of his clientele."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Tom. He is a top DUI lawyer in the State of Georgia. He gets excellent results for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tom is one of my partners and works to get great results on his cases. He is great in front of judges and juries. He is well respected and feared by prosecutors because of his skills."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"MY law partner of more than 20 years, Tom Thomas, should be nicknamed by Georgia's prosecutors as "the quiet assassin." Most prosecutors see Tom walk into Court, spreading his dry, Welsh wit, and think, "Who is THIS guy?" Then, a motion hearing or trial begins, and the prosecutor finds his or her derriere sitting on a platter, and Tom walking out with a victory. He never boasts about his wins on a list serve or blog. He just comes back to the office, grabs a new file, and tromps off to another court to find a way to WIN for that next DUI client. . After over 500 trials (bench and jury) since 1993, Tom deserves to be acknowledged as the trial warrior he is. A blend of Abe Lincoln and Will Rogers, Tom knows DUI and can win any case, if put to the task of doing so."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Thomas. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Tom and I had cases together when I was a Prosecutor in Forsyth Co. He was a tough advocate...always fighting for his clients. I am certianly glad to be on the same side now!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Tom Thomas is deceptively cunning. As a former police officer, I came to respect Tom in many ways. He is always happy to speak with police officers and is very good at getting his point accross to secure plea reductions without having to move all the way to trial. At the same time, he is a very skilled trial lawyer in both motions and trial. His quick wit and knowledge of the law make him a formidable opponent for even the most seasoned DUI cop."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Tom as a lawyer for 17 years. I have never seen him do less than an excellent job representing his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Tom is one of the best in the business when it comes to DUI defense. I am both honored and grateful to work with him at Head, Thomas, Webb & Willis. His seasoned skill and knowledge of DUI defense makes him an invaluable person to learn from in this profession. His clients are extrememly well-represented and lucky to have him in their corner. I highly recommend his services."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"As a partner at Head, Thomas, Webb & Willis, Mr. Thomas devotes his practice to defending those accused of DUI crimes in Georgia. Over the past 4 years, Tom has been a mentor, always teaching me how to more effectively analyze cases and obtain results for my clients. I would refer friends and family to Tom without hesitation, no matter what legal problems they are facing. With over 18 years experience, Tom has faced and defended just about every legal scenario you can think of."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Tom and I have been partners for the last 13 years. His office is next to mine. When I have a question or an idea, I generally run it by Tom. He has probably tried as many jury trials as any metro Atlanta DUI lawyer. He does not boast or brag, but his results are outstanding. Every prosecutor in town knows Tom and knows that he won"t back down. Further, he is always negotiating deals for his clients that amaze me. I am proud to be partners with Tom."
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