Thomas S. Chambless is a partner in the Albany firm of Watson, Spence, Lowe & Chambless, LLP where he has been a trial attorney throughout his legal career. While Mr. Chambless has been involved in a wide range of litigation including products liability, automobile liability, governmental liability and business litigation, his primary focus through his more than three decades of trial experience has been in the area of professional negligence, particularly medical malpractice. This litigation experience has taken him throughout the southern part of the state in both the State and Federal court systems. Drawing upon his experience in public service, Mr. Chambless has been active in representing clients in the area of governmental affairs since 1997 after he completed 16 years as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives. His clients have included a wide array of interests, including hospital and healthcare related issues, as well construction, insurance and the automobile industry. During his tenure in the Georgia House of Representatives, Mr. Chambless served as Chairman of the Judiciary Committee and also Chaired the House Ethics Committee. His extensive governmental experience included Chairmanship of the Commission on Appellate Courts in Georgia, the Code Revision Commission, and among his legislative accomplishments are authorship of the Georgia Business Corporation Code, the Uniform Limited Partnership Act, the Professional Corporation Code and the Georgia Probate Code.
A graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law and Emory University, Mr. Chambless is a member of the Dougherty Circuit Bar Association (President 1973-1974), the State Bar of Georgia and the American Bar Association. He is a Fellow of the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia. He is a member of Leadership Georgia and the Gridiron Secret Society and serves on the Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc., Board of Trustees. He has served as President of the Albany Sertoma Club and on the Dougherty County Board of Elections. He is a communicant at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Albany.