THOMAS KENNEDY SAMPSON & TOMPKINS LLP
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.
EDUCATION & BAR ADMISSION
Emory University College of Law
PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION & AWARDS
- Avvo Top Attorney
- Super Lawyer, 2019-2023
- 2016 Top 100 Lawyers, The National Black Lawyers
- 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