Hamilton Herald Masthead


Front Page - Friday, December 1, 2017

Former Judge Neil Thomas, son Michael launch firm

Thomas & Thomas will focus on mediation, trust and estates, health care and general corporate representation. From left: Michael Thomas, former Hamilton County Circuit Judge Neil Thomas and Thomas Winston. - Photograph provided

Thomas & Thomas has joined the legal community to provide litigation, mediation and representation services. The father-son duo of former Hamilton County Circuit Judge Neil Thomas III and Michael Thomas will lead the firm.

“Our team’s commitment to the integrity of the law and the remedy of justice is borne out of our collective decades of experience and success,” the senior Thomas notes. “In addition to traditional consumer litigation, the firm will move with imagination into new areas of law which have yet to be explored. We will also provide consultation to other lawyers and firms in jury trial preparation.”

Exiting the bench in October after a 20-year career in public service to the 11th Judicial District, located in Hamilton County, Neil Thomas brings a depth of experience featuring more than 200 jury trials and extensive work outside the courtroom in mediation.

Michael Thomas, having been a small business owner during his college years, has focused his practice to date in the arenas of corporate and business law along with trust and estate representation.

“The law can be complex,” says Michael Thomas, who has been practicing in the Chattanooga area since 2010. “Making the path for our clients as clear and simple as possible is our team’s commitment, whether in the courtroom or the boardroom.”

Thomas & Thomas, in addition to general corporate representation and complex domestic disputes, will work in conjunction with Healthcare and Legal Consultation to provide not only litigation options for clients but will also feature mediation to avoid courtroom proceedings and trial preparation and jury selection for other legal clients. For providers, patients, healthcare organizations and nonprofits, Healthcare Consulting will strengthen and complete the advocacy position.

“Using our diverse backgrounds and experiences to serve families and companies with a comprehensive but unique perspective, the team approach will address most needs of clients,” says Thomas Winston, president of Healthcare and Legal Consulting and former president and CEO of Erlanger Hospital and Life Care Centers of America.

Winston and Judge Thomas will work with Dr. David Ross, former professor of psychology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and president of Ross Trial Consulting, to offer a wide-range of support services and subject matter expertise for clients of Thomas & Thomas.

The office is located at One Park Place, 6148 Lee Highway. Business hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Information: www.TWTLawFirm.com, 423 910-9100.

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