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Justin K. Thomas is an attorney and founder of the Thomas Family Law Firm, PLC.  Justin has extensive experience handling family law matters in Tennessee and Mississippi and his practice focuses exclusively on family law. He is both a published author and graduate of the prestigious ABA Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute in Denver, Colorado.


Thomas, who is licensed in both Tennessee and Mississippi, is a member of the Memphis Bar Association Family Law and Litigation Sections, the Desoto County Bar Association, and the Mississippi Bar Association Family Law and Litigation Sections



  • Supreme Court of Tennessee, 2005

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee, 2006

  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 2006

  • Supreme Court of Mississippi, 2007

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi, 2007

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi, 2007

  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2007


Professional Credentials

  • Memphis Bar Association Family Law and Litigation Sections

  • Desoto County Bar Association

  • Mississippi Bar Association Family Law and Litigation Sections



  • ABA Family Law Section Trial Advocacy Institute, 2009

  • Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, University of Memphis, J.D., 2005

  • University of Memphis, B.B.A (magna cum laude), 2002



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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 40%
    11 years
  2. Family: 40%
    11 years
  3. Child Custody: 10%
    11 years
  4. Alimony: 10%
    11 years



Hourly ($300/hour), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

8 total 

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  • Whitney H. Harrington

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked opposite Justin on several domestic relations matters and have always been impressed with his professionalism and skills.


    Whitney Harrington Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Justin. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Thomas Family Law Firm, PLC

6263 Poplar Ave., Suite 900
Memphis, TN, 38119


MSAuthorized to practice law200707/18/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2015 Rising Star in TennesseeThomson Reuters2015
Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers in TNAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2014
Power Player- Family LawMemphis Business Quarterly2014
2014 Super Lawyer in TennesseeThomson Reuters2014
Conference USA Academic MedalistConference USA2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner / AttorneyThomas Family Law Firm, PLC2011 - Present
AttorneyCrone & Mason, PLC2008 - 2010
AttorneyHolley, Waldrop, Nearn and Lazarov, PC2005 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationFamily Law Section2008 - Present
DeSoto County Bar AssociationFamily Law Section2008 - Present
Memphis Bar AssociationFamily Law Section2005 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Memphis Daily NewsThomas Family Law Firm PLC is on the move.2015
Memphis Business JournalThomas Named M-Club Vice President2014
Memphis Parent MagazineTennessee's Parental Bill of Rights2014
Cordova Life MagazineDressed to Skill2014
Memphis LawyerNew Charity Helps Memphians Suit Up2014
Memphis Business JournalBecause every employer’s crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man2013
Memphis ParentSummer Scheduling Can Ease Transitions2013
Memphis ParentUnderstanding Child Support2012
Memphis Daily NewsThomas's Law Practice Moves to New Office2012
The Mississippi LawyerSpying Spouses Beware2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
ABA Family Law Trial Advocacy InstituteN/AN/A2009
University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of LawBusinessB.B.A. magna cum laude2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Midday NewsHow child custody is determined with unmarried parents in TN2015
Live at NineProposed law would delay when public is notified about divorce filings2015
DaybreakMemphis Suit Project helps young men prepare for job interviews2015
Midday NewsAlimony2014
Local 24 MiddaySingle Parents in the Military2014
Live at NineChanges in Tennessee’s parental custody laws2014
Live at NineAdoption2014
Live at NineSIDS in Divorce (Sudden Income Deficit Syndrome)2014
Good Morning MemphisMilitary Divorces2014
Memphis Legal SecretariesCustody in Child Abuse Situations2013
Live at NineMemphis Suit Project2013
Good Morning MemphisNavigating Custody Issues in the Summer2013
Action News 5: High FiveMemphis Suit Project2013
Phi Alpha DeltaCareer and Small Business Discussion2012
Panel DiscussionA Day in the Life2012
Extreme Makeover for Single MomsOverview of Family Law in TN and MS2012
Continuing Legal Education Annual Seminar"What You Need to Know about Military Divorces"2012
News Channel 3Comments on proposed child custody changes2010