Phelps Law Firm's founding member is Tom Phelps. A native of Birmingham, Tom attended Pelham High School where he graduated as Salutatorian in 1998. Tom then attended the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where he graduated Cum laude, with Honors, in 2003. He received numerous awards and served as President of Delta Chi Fraternity.
Tom majored in Journalism, with minors in Economics and General Business Administration. Tom worked as the Senior Sports Reporter for the University's newspaper, The Crimson White. In that capacity, Tom served as the lead football beat writer for two seasons.
Tom always aspired to practice law, and he pursued that goal by continuing his education at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham in 2003. Tom achieved the Dean's List each semester and received the high honor of being selected to serve on the Cumberland Law Review. Tom was admitted practice law in Alabama in 2006.
Tom practiced with the Birmingham firm, Bradford & Sears, P.C., from 2006 to 2010, representing clients throughout Alabama in matters involving insurance, bad faith, automobile and trucking accidents, construction, contract disputes, premises liability, and intellectual property.
In 2010, Tom focused his practice on North Alabama when he moved to the Huntsville office of the prominent Birmingham litigation firm, Gaines, Gault & Hendrix, P.C. Tom's practice concentrated on the defense of insurers and individuals in personal injury matters, including numerous cases tried to favorable jury verdicts throughout North Alabama.
In 2015, Tom sought to expand his practice with the inception of Phelps Law Firm. He sought to capitalize on his extensive litigation experience while expanding the practice to better meet the needs of clients in North Alabama. Phelps Law Firm is a boutique firm which combines the vigorous approach to litigation found in larger firms with the client-centered feel of a family law firm.