W. Neil Thomas

Circuit Court Judge

Year Elected/Appointed


Previous Employment

Trial Lawyer, White & Case, New York, NJ; Thomas, Leitner, Mann, Warner & Owens; Thomas, Mann & Smith; Shoemaker & Thompson


University of Michigan, 1969
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1966


Phi Beta Kappa, Morehead Scholar, Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, Phi Eta Sigma, Order of the Golden Fleece, Order of the Grail, Editor of the Yearbook, Grand Master of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Rhodes Scholar Candidate, Freshman Tennis Team


American Bar Association
Litigation Section Counsel
Tennessee Bar Association, House of Delegates
Chattanooga Bar Association
Brock & Cooper American Inns of Court

Community Involvement

Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, President and Board Member
The Baylor School, Trustee
Alumni Association, President and Board Member
Tennessee Safety Council, President and Board Member
Hamilton County Republican Party, Chairman
Salvation Army, Chairman and Board Member
Friends of Moccasin Bend National Park, Board Member
Partners for Economic Progress, Board Member

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Hamilton Co. Courthouse, Suite 206
625 Georgia Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402