Kristal Holmes

Kristal Holmes


Fax 404.684.9515 


Kristal Holmes is a litigation associate with Thomas, Kennedy, Sampson, & Tompkins LLP, and practices in legal issues related to premises liability, medical malpractice, insurance defense, personal injury, and contractual relations.  In the Atlanta metropolitan area, she works for clients in Cobb, Hall, Barrow, Gwinnett, Clayton, Fulton, DeKalb, and Rockdale counties.  Ms. Holmes formerly practiced extensively in the area of family law and criminal defense.

An active public speaker, Ms. Holmes has spoken on divorce and finances for a local television and radio show. Admitted to practice in the Georgia Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia, the Georgia Superior Courts, and the Georgia Court of Appeals, she has been a member of the State Bar of Georgia for over 20 years.

In 2016, The National Black Lawyers named her in Top 100 Lawyers, and she has been named a top attorney by Avvo.  Additionally, in 2019, 2020, and 2021, Ms. Holmes was selected as a Super Lawyer.   Ms. Holmes graduated magna cum laude from Spelman College with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. At Emory University, she then earned her Juris Doctor and was able to extend her experience into environmental law and comparative international health law as she studied abroad in Sydney, Australia.

Ms. Holmes is a former member of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Lawyers Club of Atlanta, the Gate City Bar Association, the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, Gwinnett County Bar Association and a past president of the advisory board for the Gwinnett County Minority Bar Association. As a former prosecuting attorney, she has experience on both sides of the courtroom and deep practical knowledge of how the courts work.

Pratice Areas

  • Premises Liability
  • Medial Malpractice
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Contractual Relations

Education & Bar Admission

Spelman College

Emory University College of Law

Bar Admission, Georgia


2016 Top 100 Lawyers, The National Black Lawyers

Avvo Top Attorney

Super Lawyer, 2019, 2020, 2021

Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Lawyers Club of Atlanta

Gate City Bar Association

Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys

Gwinnett County Bar Association

Gwinnett County Minority Bar Association, past President of the Advisory Board