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Thomas Cole Phelps III

Litigation Attorney at Huntsville, AL

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  • Licensed for 17 years
    State AL
    Acquired 2006
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation

    18 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Business

    16 years, 5 cases

  3. Car accident

    18 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Personal injury

    18 years, 1,000 cases

  5. Construction and development

    15 years, 50 cases

  6. Contracts and agreements

    18 years, 50 cases

  7. Alimony

    9 years

  8. Appeals

    18 years, 5 cases

  9. Brain injury

    18 years, 25 cases

  10. Insurance

    18 years, 500 cases

  11. Uncontested divorce

    9 years, 1 case

  12. Wrongful death

    18 years, 25 cases

Phelps Law Firm's founding member is Tom Phelps.  A native of Birmingham, Tom attended Pelham High School where he graduated as Salutatorian in 1998.  Tom then attended the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where he graduated with Honors in 2003.  He received numerous awards and was President of Delta Chi Fraternity. 

Tom majored in Journalism, with minors in Economics and General Business Administration.  Tom worked as the Senior Sports Reporter for the University's newspaper, The Crimson White.  In that capacity, Tom served as the lead football beat writer for two seasons.

Tom always aspired to practice law, and he pursued that goal by continuing his education at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama.  Tom achieved the Dean's List each semester and received the honor of being selected to serve on the Cumberland Law Review.  Tom was admitted practice law in Alabama in 2006.

Tom practiced with the Birmingham firm, Bradford & Sears, P.C., from 2006-2010, repesenting clients throughout Alabama in matters involving, insurance, bad faith, automobile and trucking, and construction.  In 2010, Tom focused his practice on North Alabama when he moved to the Huntsville office of the prominent Birmingham firm, Gaines, Gault & Hendrix, P.C.  Tom's practice concentrated on the defense of insurers and individuals in personal injury matters, including numerous cases tried to favorable jury verdicts.  In 2015, Tom sought to expand his practice through Phelps Law Firm.

When away from work, Tom enjoys spending time with his family as well as playing golf and fishing.  On Saturdays in the fall, you'll likely find him at Alabama football games.


Thomas Cole Phelps III
603 Vance Rd SW
Huntsville, AL, 35801-3223


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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Phelps Law Firm
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Gaines, Gault & Hendrix, P.C.
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Bradford & Sears, P.C.
  • 2006 - 2010


  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Alabama
  • Bachelor of Arts,
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Hill v. Cooper
  • Defense Verdict
  • Dean v. Farmers Insurance Exchange
  • Smal Verdict for Plaintiff; Less than offered pre-trial
  • Dunn v. State Farm
  • Defense Verdict
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  • Huntsville Madison County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Cumberland Law Review
  • Cumberland School of Law
  • 2004

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Litigation Attorney | Apr 23
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"I endorse this lawyer. Tom is a strong advocate for his client every time we are on a case together. His ability to evaluate the relevant facts and apply the law to reach a favorable outcome was uncanny. You will be glad to have Tom as your lawyer."
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Huntsville Litigation Lawyer Thomas Cole Phelps III
Thomas Cole Phelps III
Litigation Attorney
Huntsville, AL
Licensed for 17 years
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