Thomas G. Sampson

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Atlanta, Georgia

Thomas Kennedy Sampson & Tompkins LLP
Thomas G. Sampson
Thomas Kennedy Sampson & Tompkins LLP

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Civil Litigation; view more

Licensed in Georgia since: 1971

Education: University of North Carolina School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2024

Thomas Kennedy Sampson & Tompkins LLP

3355 Main Street
Atlanta, GA 30337 Visit website


Practicing law in the state of Georgia, Thomas G. Sampson is a tenacious attorney representing injured individuals in the state since 1971. An attorney at the Atlanta-based firm, Thomas Kennedy Sampson & Tompkins LLP, he focuses his practice on personal injury law and, in the past couple of decades, has handled cases where the individual has been injured due to catastrophic injuries, injuries caused by medical negligence and malpractice and premises liability. More than being an attorney at the firm, he also functions as a managing partner, taking on responsibilities and ensuring the overall well-being of the firm.

In his long career, Mr. Sampson has had a very extensive clientele set. From representing Fortune 500 organizations, to local governments including the state of Georgia and the city of Atlanta, he has litigated and prosecuted multiple complex cases.

After graduating from Morehouse College in 1968 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, Mr. Sampson went ahead and enrolled in The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law to pursue his law studies. In 1971, he received his Juris Doctor, and he began his legal career as an attorney the same year. He holds a bar license to represent his clients in both the states of Georgia and North Carolina.

Honored and celebrated by several organizations, Mr. Sampson has received multiple awards for his meritorious service to society, including:

  • An AV Preeminent* rating through Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top 10% in the USA, Lawyers of Distinction
  • Trailblazer award, Atlanta Hawks
  • Man of the Year and Law & Justice Awards, Women Looking Ahead
  • Named The Best Lawyers in America

An esteemed member of the American Board of Trial Advocates’ Georgia Chapter, Mr. Sampson is one of the first African American attorney inducted into the institution. He also serves as an adjunct professor at the Georgia State University College of Law and an instructor at the Atlanta College of Trial Advocacy.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Defense, Personal Injury - General: Defense, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Defense

Focus areas

Assault, Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Dental Malpractice, Informed Consent, Medical Devices, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Pharmaceutical, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 30% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Defense
  • 10% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense
  • 20% Other

First Admitted: 1971, Georgia

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Carter Center, Board of Councilors
  • Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Chairman
  • Neighborhood Justice Center, Charter Member & Former Vice Chairman
  • Senior Citizens Services of Metropolitan Atlanta, Board of Directors
  • Atlanta Urban League, Boards of Directors
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Georgia State University, Adjunct Professor of Law
  • Atlanta College of Trial Advocacy, Instructor
Educational Background:
  • Morehouse College, B.A., 1968; London School of Economics, Member, Society of International Business Fellows
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Georgia, 1971
  • North Carolina, 1971
  • State Bar of Georgia, Board of Governors, Member; Client Security Fund, Chairman; Disciplinary Board, Vice President
  • Gate City Bar Association, President
  • National Bar Association, Regional Director
  • Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers, Vice President
  • Atlanta Judicial Commission
  • Georgia Best Lawyers, Georgia Best Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Man of the Year, Women Looking Ahead
  • Law & Justice Award, Women Looking Ahead
  • Men Who Soar Award, Men Looking Ahead
  • Fellow, Lawyers Foundation of Georgia
  • Charter Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Former Master, Joseph Henry Lumpkin Inn of Court
  • Former Master, Logan E. Bleckley Inn of Court
  • Recipient, 2012, 2014, Georgia’s Best Lawyers, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, New York Times and Wall Street Journal
  • Recipient, 2015, 2016, Nation’s Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Recipient, 2007, 2007, 2011, Top Trial Lawyers, American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Recognized, Excellence in Civil Litigation, Lawyers of Distinction, 2018
  • Gertrude Rush Distinguished Service Award, NBA, 2021
  • Legal Legend Award, National Bar Association, 2020
  • America’s Most Honored Lawyers, The American Registry, 2020
  • Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys Zenith Award of Excellence, 2017
  • Tradition of Excellence Award, State Bar of Georgia, 2017
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Daily Report, 2016
  • Randolph Thrower Award, State Bar of Georgia, 2015
  • National Bar Association, Hall of Fame, 2014
  • Hall of Fame Award, Atlanta Tribune, 2012
  • Trailblazer Award, Atlanta Hawks, 2010
  • Hillside High School, Hall of Fame, 2009
  • Bennie Trailblazer Award Recipient, Morehouse College, 2006
  • Gate City Bar Association Hall of Fame, 2002
  • Living Legend, Psi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Morehouse College, 2023
  • Listed, 2005-2022, Georgia Super Lawyers
  • Listed, AV Preeminent, Martindale Hubbell
  • Listed, 2007-2010, Top 100 Lawyers, American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Listed over 30 years, Best Lawyers in America, 2017

Office location for Thomas G. Sampson

3355 Main Street
Atlanta, GA 30337

Phone: 404-963-9442


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  • Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2024

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