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Jeffrey E. Tompkins

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Thomas Kennedy Sampson & Tompkins, LLP
3355 Main Street
Atlanta, GA 30337
Phone: 404-688-4503
Fax: 404-761-3224
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2023
Licensed in Georgia Since: 1987
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation: Defense, Employment Litigation: Defense, General Litigation
Attorney Profile

Jeffrey E. Tompkins has successfully represented Fortune 500 companies in cases throughout Georgia. Jeff has received an AV rating (the highest rating attainable) for legal ability and ethics from Martindale-Hubbell, the world's foremost legal rating publication. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in two categories — Litigation (Labor and Employment) and Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants).  Jeff was a charter fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. Jeff serves on the Board of Advisors of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation and on the Atlanta Judicial Commission. He previously served on the National Conference of Bar Examiners' Technology Committee and Test Committee and on the Editorial Board of the Georgia Bar Journal.  Jeff has received the A.T. Walden Outstanding Lawyer Award from Atlanta's Gate City Bar Association as well as the Gate City Bar Association Judicial Section’s Walden-Herndon Outstanding Lawyer Award.  Jeff is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Morehouse College. He received his law degree from Emory University, where he was Director-in-Chief of the Moot Court Society and a national moot court champion.

About Jeffrey E. Tompkins

First Admitted: 1987, Georgia

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Opening and Closing Statements from the Defense’s Perspective, Gate City Bar Association CLE Seminar, San Juan, Puerto Rico (September 25, 2014)


  • A.T. Walden Outstanding Lawyer Award (2011), presented annually by Atlanta's Gate City Bar Association to the lawyer recognized as the outstanding lawyer of the year.  
  • Walden-Herndon Award (2008), presented by the City Bar Association Judicial Section.

Educational Background

  • Emory University, Doctor of Law, 1987 Director-in-Chief, Emory Moort Court Sociaty; Winning Team and Runner-Up Oralist, Prince Invitational Moot Court Evidence Competition, New York, NY; The Order of Barristers; President, Black Law Students Association; James C. Pratt Award (Most Outstanding Sudent in Emory Moot Court Society); D. Robert Owen Outstanding Student Award. Morehouse College, B.A. magna cum laude in Political Science, 1984; Phi Bete Kappa; Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society; Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.    
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Office Location for Jeffrey E. Tompkins

3355 Main Street
Atlanta, GA 30337

Last Updated: 8/26/2022

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