Austin Thomas

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Grooms & Thomas, LLC
Austin Thomas
Grooms & Thomas, LLC

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Business Litigation; view more

Licensed in South Carolina since: 2012

Education: University of South Carolina School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2023 - 2024
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Grooms & Thomas, LLC

4593 Oleander Dr
Suite C
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 Visit website


Austin Thomas serves as a partner at Grooms & Thomas, LLC, located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, catering to clients in the surrounding areas. Mr. Thomas manages various aspects of general practice law, encompassing civil litigation, automobile accidents, business litigation and criminal defense.

A native of Pawleys Island, SC, Mr. Thomas holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston and a Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina Joseph F. Rice School of Law. Before co-founding Grooms & Thomas, LLC, Mr. Thomas served as a law clerk to the Honorable Benjamin H. Culbertson, 15th Judicial Circuit, with responsibilities spanning Georgetown and Conway, SC.

Following his clerkship, Mr. Thomas ventured into private practice with a Pawleys Island firm, known for its civil litigation services. His legal journey continued as an assistant solicitor in the 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office, initially serving as a designated DUI prosecutor and later handling various felony offenses in both Horry and Georgetown Counties.

With an Avvo rating of “Superb” and boasting 11 years of legal experience, Mr. Thomas is a respected member of the legal community. His dedication and accomplishments have earned him several honors and awards, including the Best of the Beach - Law Office recognition by the Myrtle Beach Sun News in 2018 and the Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys in 2017. Mr. Thomas was also honored as Prosecutor of the Year in Magistrate Court by the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Solicitor's Office in 2013 and received the Excellence for the Future Award from The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction in 2010.

Mr. Thomas maintains active involvement in professional associations, including the Horry County Bar Association and the South Carolina Association for Justice, where he has been a member since 2017. He is also affiliated with the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Business Litigation, Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI

Focus areas

Assault, Assault & Battery, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Law, DUI/DWI, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Murder, Non-Compete Agreements, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Trade Secret, Traffic Violations, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

First Admitted: 2012, South Carolina

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Educational Background:
  • College of Charleston, B.A. in Business Administration

Office location for Austin Thomas

4593 Oleander Dr
Suite C
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Phone: 843-444-5702


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2023 - 2024

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