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Thomas "Woody" Sampson II


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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 one hundred cases in the civil 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. Since 1995, Woody has been involved in medical malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, consumer warranty, and other general civil litigation matters. Woody has tried cases for the Fulton-DeKalb 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 since 2002. 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 authors the requests for advisory opinions from individuals who sought to determine whether their prospective conduct constituted an ethical violation in Fulton County. In addition, Woody has represented and advised City of Atlanta elected officials on issues concerning election law violations and other ethical issues concerning elections.


  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Rights
  • Premises Liability
  • Medical Malpractice



Morehouse College, Class of 1991, B.A.

The University of Georgia, Class of 1994, J.D.

Bar Admission 1995, Georgia


  • Listed in “Best Lawyers in America” since 2018
  • 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 – 2013, 2017 – 2023