Kristal Holmes

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Thomas Kennedy Sampson & Tompkins, LLP
3355 Main Street
Atlanta, GA 30337
Phone: 678-506-1173
Fax: 404-684-9515
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%), Criminal Defense (20%), Family Law (10%)
Attorney Profile

Kristal Holmes is an attorney with Thomas, Kennedy, Sampson, & Tompkins, LLP, and in legal issues related to tort, product liability, wrongful death, medical malpractice, premises liability, family law, and criminal defense. In the Atlanta metropolitan area, she works for clients in Cobb, Hall, Barrow, Gwinnett, Clayton, Fulton, DeKalb, and Rockdale counties.

An active public speaker, Ms. Holmes has spoken on divorce and finances for a local television and radio show. Admitted to practice in the Georgia Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia, the Georgia Superior Courts, and the Georgia Court of Appeals, she has been a member of the State Bar of Georgia for almost 20 years.

In 2016, The National Black Lawyers named her in Top 100 Lawyers, and she has been named a top attorney by Avvo. Ms. Holmes graduated magna cum laude from Spelman College with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. At Emory University, she then earned her Juris Doctor and was able to extend her experience into environmental law and comparative international health law as she studied abroad in Sydney, Australia.

Ms. Holmes is a member of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Lawyers Club of Atlanta, the Gate City Bar Association, the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, Gwinnett County Bar Association and a past president of the advisory board for the Gwinnett County Minority Bar Association. A former prosecuting attorney, she has experience on both sides of the courtroom and deep practical knowledge of how the courts work.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Criminal Defense
  • 10%Family Law
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Expungement, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Probation, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021

About Kristal Holmes

Admitted: 1999, Georgia

Educational Background

  • Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, magna cum laude, 1995

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • United States District Courts for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Gwinnett County Minority Bar Association, Advisory Board President, 2009
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Gwinnett County Bar Association
  • Gate City Bar Association
  •  Court of Appeals
  • United States District Courts for the Middle District of Georgia
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member, 1999 - Present


  • Top 100 Lawyer, The National Black Lawyers, 2016
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Office Location for Kristal Holmes

3355 Main Street
Atlanta, GA 30337

Phone: 678-506-1173

Fax: 404-684-9515

Last Updated: 6/18/2021

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