Thomas G. Sampson, II, (“Woody”), is a partner with Thomas Kennedy Sampson and Tompkins, Georgia’s oldest minority-owned law firm. A trial lawyer, Woody regularly represents Fortune 500 companies, individuals and governmental entities in various types of complex legal matters. He has a wide variety of experience, having been involved in trying more than 100 cases in the civil and criminal arena. Woody has worked as a plaintiff’s attorney, trying multi-million dollar personal injury cases, as well as a defense attorney, defending major corporations against multi-million dollar lawsuits. He has fifteen (15) years of experience in medical malpractice, personal injury and wrongful death, premises liability, consumer warranty, and other general civil litigation matters. Woody has tried cases for the FultonDeKalb Hospital Authority, the Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (“MARTA”), Ford Motor Company, State Farm Insurance, as well as others. In addition to his trial experience, Woody has served as General Counsel to the Fulton County Board of Ethics for the past ten (10) years. As Counsel to the Board of Ethics, Woody has advised the Board on numerous complaints that have come before them concerning ethical violations of Fulton County elected officials and employees of Fulton County. He has authored all of the requests for advisory opinions for the past eight (8) years from individuals who sought to determine whether their prospective conduct constituted an ethical violation. In addition, Woody has represented and advised City of Atlanta elected officials on issues concerning election law violations and other ethical issues concerning elections.
University of Georgia, J.D., 1994
Morehouse College, B.A., 1991
Charter Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America Barrister
Logan E. Bleckley American Inn of Courts Member
American Trial Lawyers Association Included in “The Power Book” as one of the top 50 leaders in the legal profession
Atlanta Business Chronicle Super Lawyers, 2009, 2010
Activities & Affiliations
President, Gate City Bar Association, 2008 Vice President, Gate City Bar Association, 2007 Member-At-Large, Gate City Bar Association, 2006 Board Member, Southwest Christian Academy Board Member, Child Advocate Board of Fulton County Board Member, A Crystal Stair Board Member, Habitat for Humanity of South Fulton Board member, Planned Parenthood of Georgia, Inc, 2007 Board Chairman, Southwest Coalition of Concerned Citizens, 2005 Examiner, State Bar of Georgia, 1999 – 2002 Member, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Member, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Inc.