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Justin K. Thomas

Divorce and separation Attorney at Germantown, TN

5.0   11 reviews
Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Mississippi - MS 16 years
    Tennessee - TN 18 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State MS
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Justin

Learn Justin’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    If you are looking to end your marriage, Attorney Thomas can help you through this. Chances are good it will be an emotionally trying and difficult period in your life. You will need a lawyer that is compassionate yet aggressive.

    18 years

  2. Family
    Attorney Thomas is a premier family law attorney that can help you with your family legal needs. He has over 15 years of experience helping people in Tennessee through their family issues. Give him a call now.

    18 years


Prior to partnering with Lisa Gill to form Thomas and Gill, PLLC, Justin owned Thomas Family Law Firm from 2011- 2019 where he developed a reputation for providing honest, effective, and personalized representation to clients throughout Germantown, Memphis, and the Mid-South area. Justin is also licensed in Mississippi and has extensive experience handling family law and divorce cases for individuals throughout North Mississippi.

In order to provide the best possible counsel and representation to clients, Justin’s practice focuses exclusively on family law and divorce cases. This enables Justin and the rest of our legal team to deliver top-notch legal service to each and every client that walks through our doors. Above all else, he is focused on ensuring his clients' legal issues are resolved efficiently and favorably, whether through trial or through strategic negotiations.



  • 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



Client's Choice 2012,2011
Client's Choice
2012 2011

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Thomas & Gill, PLLC


5.0 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
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Posted by David | April 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Impeccable, Awesome, Professional Lawyer & Staff
After 29 wife and I felt we needed to move in a different direction. We get along well, so I needed a divorce that was quick and stress-free! Thanks to AVVO website that rates the best lawyers in Memphis, I chose Justin T. From his reviews, he's a younger lawyer that I felt would be more aggressive and move quicker on my case! And he was! We had time frame we were pushing for and he and his staff took care of my wishes with no problems!!! Very HAPPY and pleased with his and his staffs professionalism and promptness on my case! Would recommend him to anyone! Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2014
Justin Thomas is a fantastic lawyer. Responsive, caring and efficient.
The team at Thomas Family Law firm is simply incredible. If you are reading this review and shopping around for a lawyer to deal with your custody case please do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation with Justin Thomas. When I first met with Justin to have my initial consultation it was, unfortunately for me, the third time in my life that I found myself in need of a lawyer to deal with my ex-wife. Although the previous two lawyers I had worked with were adequate (and I "won" both cases) I still felt that I could have received better advice, incurred less costs and frankly received better service. Needless to say when I met with Justin Thomas the first time I was (based on past experience) wary and had the opinion that separating me from my money was the main focus of a lawyer's work. Long story short, Justin listened to me as I outlined my case and he made a clear outline of what the future held for me. Everything came to pass exactly as he predicted and within the costs that he predicted. It is important to note that Justin did not tell me what I wanted to hear. Instead, he gave me the good and the bad in simple, concrete terms. It was refreshing to hear a lawyer speak truthfully to me for the first time in my life. I could tell that Justin is a family man and this shows in how he approaches his work. Lastly, I cannot say enough good things about the response times that I received from Justin, Nic and Heather. Simply incredible. Justin is a man of his word. If he promises you a response, he will keep that promise. Not once in the course of time with Thomas Law firm did I get empty apologies that "something came up" and "I couldn't get back with you." If Justin says something, he means it. If only the court system was as responsive! I'll say it again, do yourself and your family a favor and hire the Thomas Law Firm.
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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Child custody nightmare
Justin does good work. Even though my case was especially clustered with the other side being a member of the good ole boys system ( small town corruption ) but he did fight for me and I did end up with my child 100% Bc of the death of the other party but I truly believe Justin worked for me and made more progress than anyone else. I do recommend.
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Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thomas Family Law
Mr. Thomas was very professional and represented my interests with sincerity. He is very knowledgeable of the law and easy to talk to. He took the time to listen, and always returned my calls and emails in a timely fashion. I would suggest his services to any friends and family members that need legal assistance.
Posted by Joe | February 22, 2012
Great Attorney
Mr. Thomas represented my wife and I was very happy to see my wife get a new attorney. He was a bulldog and made a mountain out of a molehill for her. I was impressed with his knowledge and ability to take what little he had to work with and make gold from straw.
Posted by Karl | January 17, 2012
Justin salvaged a near impossible situation in my son's dissolution.
When our son was served with divorce papers, we asked for a Memphis family law specialist suggestion from our local attorney in the Pacific Northwest. That office in Memphis took our retainer and did little or nothing, resulting in a severe and outrageous judgement as our son was essentially unrepresented. Enter Justin Thomas. As our son was on the U of M faculty, he then asked for recommendations from the Law School. Justin untangled the mess, obtained a fair and equitable family support plan as well as a reasonable visitation schedule. Parents that have gone through the angst of possibly never getting to know their grandchildren will appreciate the value of expert representation we obtained from Justin Thomas. He is fair, honest, realistic, and most compassionate. He did not waste our money and knew when to fight and when to negotiate He and his staff are highly accessible and communication is one of their attributes. He accounted for every penny and at the end of the day promptly returned the unused funds. Handling a legally complex issue is not easy even when both parties are in the same city. When one of the parties lives half a continent away, it becomes nearly impossible. Justin saved our family integrity. His expert and caring professionalism again and again got us through this terrible time for our family. The value of his time is exceptional. We take great comfort in knowing he'll be there again if we need him. I would hire him again in a heartbeat!
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Posted by Carrie | March 29, 2011
Very Good Divorce Lawyer
He kept me well informed during my lengthy divorce. He always returned my calls within 24 hours, usually sooner. He gave me very good advice and listened to all of my concerns. He always told me what I needed to hear, not necessarily what I wanted to hear. I found him to be a nice, honest, hard working lawyer.
Posted by Robbie/Autumn | March 21, 2011
Wonderful attorney!! Wonderful staff!!!
Justin and Heather are a great team!! Justin represented me after the divorce was finalized and fixed what the original attorney told me was set in stone! Everything we asked for, we received. From both the court and the staff. It has been almost 2 yrs and I can still contact them for anything I need and they are ALWAYS more than willing to help! I recommend Justin and his staff as much as possible. There is no way I would ever use anyone else!! His support staff is always very helpful! Anytime I needed anything Heather was always there if Justin was unavailable. Child custody situations are very stressful and emotional times, Justin never loses his cool and that's definitely what you need during those trying times! And Heather is very attentive and caring!! Great team to have on your side!
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Posted by Jeffery | March 19, 2011
Justin Thomas is the man you want to represent you!!
Mr. Thomas is the right lawyer for the task, be it divorce, child support, or mediation. Mr. Thomas and his team represented me without fail through the entire process from start to finish and even after finalization. I would highly recommend Mr. Thomas to anyone who is seeking excellent Family Law representation. Mr. Thomas makes himself readily available with little to no pre-coordination. By this I mean if you are trying to reach him and he is not available, his staff will accept your call and answer whatever questions you may have to the best of their ability or take detailed notes and get them to Justin for immediate response. Not only are he and his staff responsive to your needs, they are efficient and strive to keep your cost of representation to only what is needed to get the job done expediently without compromising standards. Most of the work can be done through a series of phone conversations, and email. Having said that, office time is easily accommodated if need be. I conducted the majority of my legal action without ever being present. I would normally prefer to conduct business face to face, but Justin and his team made the process appear to be seamless despite the distance. I have found that when dealing with lawyers, you get what you pay for and Justin and his team are money well spent. They are organized, efficient, and timely in all aspects of a divorce from start to finish and beyond. Don’t sell yourself short, USE THIS TEAM!!
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Posted by John | March 18, 2011
Honest and respected attorney
Justin Thomas represented me in a divorce and I was very pleased with his work ethic and representation. He was extremely professional and cared about what was in the best interest of me and my son. He kept the cost of the divorce to a minimum, which was great! I believe he provided excellent representation and honestly cared about me, the outcome of my divorce, and most importantly, my time with my son. I have recommended Mr. Thomas to several friends and will continue to do so.
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Posted by Michael | March 16, 2011
Fantastic, compassionate and knowledgable lawyer.
I am a lawyer in 4 states, so having a lawyer I respect and trust is very important to me. Justin is a great attorney. He knows family law inside out and is very responsive and compassionate. His goal is to help me, rather than to just earn his billable hours. If you have a family law dispute, I absolutely would choose Justin Thomas. He is excellent and honest. I give him an A plus.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Thomas & Gill, PLLC
  • 2021 - Present
  • Partner
  • Thomas, White & Gill
  • 2019 - 2021
  • Owner / Attorney
  • Thomas Family Law Firm, PLC
  • 2011 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • Crone & Mason, PLC
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Holley, Waldrop, Nearn and Lazarov, PC
  • 2005 - 2008
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  • ABA Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute
  • 2009
  • University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Memphis
  • B.B.A. magna cum laude
  • 2002


  • American Bar Association
  • Family Law Section
  • 2008 - Present
  • DeSoto County Bar Association
  • Family Law Section
  • 2008 - Present
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Family Law Section
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2018 Best of the Bar
  • Memphis Business Journal
  • 2018
  • 2018 Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • 2017 Best of the Bar
  • Memphis Business Journal
  • 2017
  • 2017 Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 2016 Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • 2015 Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers in TN
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • 2014 Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Power Player- Family Law
  • Memphis Business Quarterly
  • 2014
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  • The Mississippi Lawyer
  • Spying Spouses Beware
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Memphis Legal Secretaries
  • Custody in Child Abuse Situations
  • 2013
  • Extreme Makeover for Single Moms
  • Overview of Family Law in TN and MS
  • 2012
  • Continuing Legal Education Annual Seminar
  • "What You Need to Know about Military Divorces"
  • 2012
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Career and Small Business Discussion
  • 2012
  • Panel Discussion
  • A Day in the Life
  • 2012
  • News Channel 3
  • Comments on proposed child custody changes
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (4)
Endorse Justin
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked opposite Justin on several domestic relations matters and have always been impressed with his professionalism and skills."
Family Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Justin. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I began my career working at the Thomas Family Law Firm. Justin treats clients, opposing counsel, and all other parties involved in a dispute with respect. He always keeps his client's best interests at the forefront, whether it may be ensuring that his fees are reasonable or providing accurate and honest counsel in a difficult situation. I highly recommend hiring Justin to handle any family law matter that may arise in your life."
Family Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin is an extremely intelligent, conscientious and aggressive attorney. I have seen him handle many contested family law matters over the years, and I have always come away impressed with his courtroom demeanor. I unequivocally endorse this lawyer to anyone."
Family Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin is widely known as one of the best family law attorneys in Memphis. He has a reputation as a formidable litigator who gets outstanding results for his clients, both in and out of court."
Family Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Justin is well known in the legal community as a fantastic family law attorney. He is very knowledge and hard-working and I know he gets great results for his clients. I recommend Justin without hesitation."
Family Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Thomas is an experienced divorce and family law attorney and has gained a very favorable reputation in the legal community for his knowledge and professionalism. He is respected for his ability to be an aggressive, yet reasonable, advocate for his clients."
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Germantown Divorce and separation Lawyer Justin K. Thomas
Justin K. Thomas
Divorce and separation Attorney
Germantown, TN
Licensed for 18 years
Virtual consultation available