A Perpetual Legacy of Excellence
The Oldest Black-Owned Law Firm in Georgia
Founded in 1971, Thomas Kennedy Sampson & Tompkins LLP has served the legal needs of everyday people, Fortune 100 corporations, governmental authorities, and small businesses for over 50 years.
Powerhouse Corporate Counsel
Legal Counsel for World-Class Companies
Thomas Kennedy is the award-winning legal counsel for high-profile, 7-figure cases involving Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies.
Ten Former Lawyers Appointed as Judges
Thomas Kennedy is proud to have trained and mentored 10 firm lawyers who have ascended to Superior, State, and Magistrate Courts within the state of Georgia.
Winning Record, Maximum Compensation
Multiple 8-Figure Recoveries
Thomas Kennedy has won several 8-figure settlements for individuals who experienced catastrophic injury, wrongful death, and/or medical malpractice.
Thomas Kennedy Sampson & Tompkins LLP
A Preeminent, World-Class Law Firm
R. E. THOMAS, JR.
JOHN L. KENNEDY
remembering Our History
Built to Be The Best Since 1971
With great vision and incorrigible optimism, John L. Kennedy, Reuben T. Bussey Jr. (not pictured), and current managing partner, Thomas G. Sampson Sr. established the firm as a legal force to be reckoned with in the city of Atlanta.
In 1981, legal pioneer and civil rights activist, R. E. Thomas, Jr., merged his law firm, thus creating Thomas Kennedy. Upon an unyielding foundation of perseverance and fortitude, the firm continues to build its legacy of excellence, community service, and mentorship.
Not just for the People, we are the people
Thomas Kennedy Cares
Justice Starts Here
For over 50 years, Thomas Kennedy has fought for the rights of everyday people who have experienced injuries or injustice. We hear the unheard and want you to know that you don’t have to fight your legal battle alone.
Our experienced and professional team of legal advisors are standing by to serve yet another generation of individuals, corporations, and state and local municipalities. Every client, regardless of the award, receives our commitment to excellence and the full weight of the Thomas Kennedy’s pursuit of justice.
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“We are more than just a law firm. We serve as pillars of the community, examples of excellence, and symbols of possibility."
thomas g. sampson sr, managing partner
Thomas Kennedy's Commitment in Action
At Thomas Kennedy, we believe in the importance of giving back to the communities we serve. It’s important to us to make a strong impact inside and outside the courts.
In 2008 as President of the Gate City Bar Association, Thomas G. “Woody” Sampson II, was instrumental in the creation and implementation of the Gate City Summer Associate Program to mentor African-American law students in their development as attorneys.
Agape Youth & Family Center
The firm provides annual support to Agape's after-school program for disadvantaged youth.