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William Thomas Kemp III

General practice Attorney

4.9   13 reviews

also known as W. Thomas Kemp III, Tom Kemp

  • Licensed for 23 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2000
    Status
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Tom Kemp is an attorney who specializes in trials, hearings, litigation, and appeals.  Tom serves as a Magistrate Judge (part time) in the DeKalb County Magistrate Court.  Tom previously served as the DeKalb County Solicitor-General's Director for Training & Policy and Deputy Chief Assistant Solicitor-General for Special Victims and Appeals.  Tom also had the pleasure of having served as a major felony Assistant District Attorney in DeKakb County and as an Assistant Conflict Attorney in Fulton County and Assistant Public Defender in the City of Atlanta.  Tom enjoys representing clients and their families in the private practice of law.

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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A good choice
Mr. Kemp is personable and a good listener. He will deliver exactly what he says he will and do a thorough job. He is well-versed in the law and a quick study if a new issue should pop up during your predicament. I would not hesitate to use his services again!
Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
Tom Kemp is an excellent attorney. He handled my case in a professional and caring manner! I will recommend him to my friends and business associates as well as use him again if a need arises!!!
Posted by Darrien | January 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and accessible
Working with Tom and his colleagues was an absolute pleasure. He is knowledgeable, professional and patient. He would carefully explain the intricacies of the law without rushing us or being pedantic. All work was completed efficiently and at a competitive price.
Posted by STEVE | January 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer in town~!!!!
Tom just did not win the case for me but he made the process so simple for me. He was very sincere and puncture with time that I didn't have to worry about anything. He called me time to time to remind me and also confirm the court date and time and meetings, etc... He is not just good, he is EXCELLENT~!!!
Posted by jada | March 18, 2015
absolutely life saving
In this corrupt judicial system it is good to have someone you trust to fight for you and that is exactly what Tom did for my son. He was able to get my son off of probation and out of jail.
Posted by Eryka | August 13, 2014
Knowledgeable, Trustworthy!
Mr Kemp - along with Josh Schiffer - represented me in a fraud case in which I was the defendant and my then husband was the plaintiff. They really had my back! Both showed up in court and got the bogus charges dropped! I really appreciated their efforts!
Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2014
Professional without question
Mr. Kemp is a consummate professional. His ethics and understanding of process are communicated easily. All members of Mr. Kemp's firm pay close attention to not only know each client but understand their needs. I offer with out question, a recommendation for any member of the firm. Each attorney at his practice feels they have an ethical diligence to not only communicate directly with their clients, but personally facilitate court documents. In specific I gave Mr. Kemp a situation that at first glance seemed hopeless for myself. After questions, investigation, diligence, and most importantly compassion, Mr. kemp was successful in having two felony charges dismissed completely. I am not one to easily offer recommendations, but as Mr. Kemp's personal obligation to my case, I can only say, when you are faced with a situation that shows no sign of hope, or find the judicial system has only seemed to see an accused side, Tom Kemp, will not only fight for you but personally commit himself and any resource available to successfully defend you.
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Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2014
Exceptional legal counsel
Tom worked quickly to resolve my sticky legal matter. He responded promptly to my emails and phone calls and was always pleasant and reassuring, which was much needed especially given my anxiety with this situation. He provided excellent legal counsel, and I would highly recommend him and this firm to anyone searching for exceptional legal expertise.
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2013
Top Notch Firm ...With Top Notch Service
Mr. Kemp and firm are total professionals who truly have their clients best interest of a successful outcome at the forefront of their minds. They kept me informed of the process and because of relationships they have developed within the legal community, they were able to resolve my case before it ever made it to trial.
Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2013
Amazing results from the best !
I was really nervous to hire an attorney because I've heard so many bad things about service. Mr. Kemp took that fear away on our first consultation. He's is very knowledgeable and attentive. He is also very patient for I kept bugging with questions but he had no issue with calling me back to answer any question I had. My case may have not ended well if Mr. Kemp wasn't so knowledgeable and did not work as hard as he did. He went in to my case with a goal and achieved that goal by my second court date. I will repeatedly thank him for resolving my case as he did.
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Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2012
Simply the best!
I came to Joshua Schiffer and William Kemp even though I had another attorney because I THOUGHT I was not getting the representation I needed. After spending 10 minutes with William and Josh I knew I was right. They made me realize how much my other attorney had missed and misguided me I knew these were the guys I had to go with. These guys are extremely knowledgeable, hardworking and detail oriented. They are results oriented and do an excellent job in staying focused on whats important. We won one of my cases and the other one was dismissed. They are excellent attorneys and I would recommend them very very highly.
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Posted by Craig | January 18, 2012
Excellent Attorney!
Tom represented me in traffic court. He was quickly able to get the prosecutor to dismiss a reckless driving charge. His rapport and court room demeanor were very professional. Having served as a public defender and prosecutor, he has tremendous insight into the habits and inclinations of individual judges and prosecutors. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Tom literally saved me a thousand dollars and points on my license. I am certain that without his representation my outcome would have been very different.
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Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Good lawyer, listens well, goes beyond what most lawyers do.
Tom is a great lawyer. I used him for both criminal and civil suits.
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner & Attorney
  • Kemp Law Firm, L.L.C.
  • 2022 - Present
  • Magistrate Judge (part time)
  • DeKalb County Magistrate Court
  • 2022 - Present
  • Deputy Chief and Senior Assistant Solicitor-General
  • Office of the Solicitor-General, DeKalb County
  • 2017 - 2022
  • Owner & Attorney
  • Chanco Schiffer, P.C.
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Owner & Attorney
  • Kemp Law Firm, L.L.C.
  • 2011 - 2017
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • District Attorney of DeKalb County
  • 2005 - 2011
  • Staff Attorney
  • Fulton County Conflict Defender, Inc.
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Senior Assistant Public Defender
  • Public Defender of Atlanta City Court
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Partner & Attorney
  • English & Kemp, L.L.C.
  • 2000 - 2001
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Education

  • Mercer University-W. George L.S.
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
  • Master of Science
  • 1996
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Probation Was Ended 14-Months Early & Client's Case was Closed!
  • Probation Was Ended 14-Months Early & Client's Case was Closed!
  • Felony Reduced to Misdemeanor "Conditional Discharhge" Probation!
  • Felony Reduced to Misdemeanor "Conditional Discharhge" Probation!
  • First Offender Probation: Discharged & Dismissed!
  • First Offender Probation: Discharged & Dismissed!
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Associations

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Attorney & Admitted to Practice
  • 2016 - Present
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • DeKalb County Bar Association
  • Attorney & Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Atttorney & Admitted to Practice
  • 2001 - Present
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Attorney & Admitted to Practice
  • 2001 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • Attorney & Admitted to Practice
  • 2001 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Attorney & Admitted to Practice
  • 2001 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Attorney & Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Mercer University Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Georgia Tech Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • United Methodist Church
  • Member
  • 1971 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Georgia's Top Attorneys, selected by their peers
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2012
  • Senior Salute
  • Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society (Georgia Tech; Alpha Eta Circle)
  • 1993

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • “D.U.I. Day” Seminar on Georgia D.U.I. Laws & Policies
  • Guest Speaker
  • 2013
  • Special Discussion on Police Conduct v. Police Misconduct
  • Panelist
  • 2012
  • CLE Seminar on DUI
  • Guest Speaker
  • 2012
  • Kessler-Edison Program for Trial Techniques
  • Guest Instructor
  • 2011
  • Advanced Criminal Trial Practice
  • Guest Instructor
  • 2011
  • A.B.A. Labor & Employment Law Student Trial Advocacy Competition
  • Guest Coach
  • 2011
  • Training on Law and Trial Techniques
  • Guest Instructor
  • 2010
  • Ethics & Professionalism
  • Guest Lecturer
  • 2010
  • Advanced Criminal Trial Practice
  • Guest Instructor
  • 2010
  • Training on Law and Trial Techniques
  • Guest Instructor
  • 2009
  • Advanced Criminal Trial Practice
  • Guest Instructor
  • 2009
  • Training on Law and Trial Techniques
  • Guest Instructor
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (25)
Given (30)
Endorse William
Litigation Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Tom. He is smart and tenacious in representing his clients' interests. He somehow finds a way even in the most difficult of cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Tom. He is a highly respected attorney in the legal community with a strong reputation for client advocacy."
Domestic violence Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I, Taff Wren, endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kemp is an excellent attorney. I had the pleasure of practicing with him while he was a district attorney and I can say that he has great courtroom presence, a command of the law, and is a fierce advocate. I endorse him without hesitation."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kemp is an excellent attorney who puts his clients first. He's also extremely knowledgeable and I have sought his advice and guidance on many of my own cases. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse William. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Tom since I was an intern in law school. He has worked as a prosecutor and a defense attorney, so knows both sides of criminal law. He zealously applies this knowledge and experience to serve his client's best interest. If you are looking for a criminal defense attorney that knows the law, the courts, the judges, and the prosecutors - Tom is your guy."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Every time I see Tom in court he is getting a case dismissed or charges reduced for his clients. Tom is one of the smartest attorneys I know and he is always willing to help out another attorney with his legal knowledge. It is always a good day when I see Tom in court."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is a great guy. I first met him when he worked as a public defender. I then worked directly with him when he worked as a highly respected Assistant District Attorney. Tom knows everyone and is well liked by all the judges, prosecutors and clerks. He will represent you well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Tom Kemp. He is an excellent criminal defense attorney and litigator. As a former proscecutor, he has extensive experience in all criminal matters which gives him an added advantage in the courtroom. Above all else, Tom is an outstanding person. I would not hesitate to refer clients to Tom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Kemp is an outstanding attorney and person. He represents each client with the full force of the law at his disposal. He is a great negoiator and gives the best possible counsel to his client for them to make a good decision. With no reservations, I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is a very good lawyer. Being an ex prosecutor allows him to see both sides of his cases. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom Kemp has developed a great reputation for being willing to take cases to trial, if the prosecutor will not offer a fair deal. Prosecutors know Tom's skill leveal and track record. That is why he has been so effective for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is an excellent criminal defense attorney. In the time I have met him, he has provided me with excellent answers to all my criminal law questions (an area in which I do not practice), which has allowed me to better guide my clients. Tom is an excellent resource, and I am looking forward to working with him in the future!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is an excellent litigator with tons of experience. As a former prosecutor he "knows both sides". Furthermore, can use his positive relationships with prosecutors who know he will not back down to help advocate for his clients. I absolutely endorse this lawyer and his efforts for all of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is a seasoned, intelligent trial lawyer having served for four years as a criminal defense lawyer with the City of Atlanta and Fulton County Conflict Defenders office and for the past six years as an Assistant District Attorney with the Dekalb County District Attorney's office. I anticipate that he will be extremely successful with his move back into private practice. Tom is a honest person who has a pleasant demeanor that translates well with judges, juries and prosecutors. I strongly endorse his work."
Violent crime Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Tom Kemp is a skilled attorney with an excellent courtroom presence and a strong command of the law. As a result of having served as both a Public Defender and an Assistant District Attorney, he understands that there are many competing concerns that must be balanced in order to obtain justice, protect the community, and safeguard the rights of an individual who is accused of a crime. I have known Tom for many years through our mutual service on the board of a local community organization and have had a case against him as opposing counsel. Although it involved an allegation of a serious violent offense by a group of teenagers, Tom was open-minded about the case, listened to my position, and was responsive to my concerns prior to deciding how to handle the matter. While the District Attorney's office has lost a skilled and formidable opponent, I am glad to hear that he is returning to practice criminal defense as I know he will do a great job. I highly endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this Tom. Tom is is a great lawyer who will go to the mat for his client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would recommend Tom to anyone in need of vigorous and compassionate representation in a criminal matter. He cares about his clients, his experience on both sides of the aisle is invaluable, and gets results."
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General practice Lawyer William Thomas Kemp III
William Thomas Kemp III
General practice Attorney
Licensed for 23 years