To help those we can help. To improve the quality of legal services in our community. To honorably conduct ourselves and promote the image of the legal profession. To inform the public of their legal rights as to personal injury, work injuries, and wrongful death. To correctly inform the public as to the myths, unfounded beliefs, and outright disinformation in regard to jury trials, non-jury trials, insurance claim practices, the role of the plaintiff attorney, insurance company adjusters, and defense attorneys in handling and presenting civil litigation and non-jury cases.
The Thomas Law Firm is an aggressive law firm with over 32 years experience specializing in personal injury, workers compensation, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence matters, agricultural litigation, and commercial litigation. It routinely litigates in fifteen counties in Middle Tennessee but does handle cases statewide as well as out of state. The firm has gained a reputation for excellence in the courtroom, the Appellate Courts, and among many other firms. Through frequent appearances before the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Tennessee Supreme Court, and Workers’ Compensation Panel, the firm has played a significant role in shaping Tennessee Law. We do not hesitate to challenge current laws we feel to be unjust, unfair, or inappropriate which has resulted in the changes to several laws that advance victim’s rights. Actively involved in legal organizations, our attorneys help monitor and oppose changes to Tennessee Law that would create unjust and unfair hardships for the people.
Our firm maintains the highest professional standards. Our staff utilizes the latest in technology and case management resources to insure the highest quality of representation possible. With significant trial experience in the State and Federal Courts, D. Russell Thomas has fourteen (14) years of service on the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Board of Governors for the 6th District of Tennessee, has tried several hundred cases, has been in practice for over 32 years, has been on the lecture circuit teaching legal seminars throughout Tennessee for the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, he is the author of “Automobile Liability in Tennessee” as published in Trial Magazine, he is recognized as a Trial Master by the Andrew Jackson American Inns of Court, and served for two years as the president of the Andrew Jackson American Inns of Court. Other affiliations include the American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Tennessee Association for Justice, LIFT, Rutherford County Bar Association, as well as the Andrew Jackson American Inns of Court.
Attorney Thomas has had multiple settlements for injury victims exceeding one million ($1,000,000.00) dollars. Over the 32 years of practice, Attorney Thomas has collected millions of dollars for his clients and helped over four thousand (4,000) families with legal problems. In recent years, the emphasis has been on fewer but more complex cases.
Much of the caseload comes from word of mouth referrals from clients and referrals from other attorneys and law firms. We have limited advertising in order to manage a limited caseload so as to maintain personalized client contact.