Thomas P. Willingham

Tom Willingham was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from the Cumberland School of Law with a J.D. in 1987. Throughout his career he has handled product liability cases that involved defects such as lack of vehicle stability, defective steering system components, defective seat-belt restraints, defective airbags, defective fuel tanks, defective roof structure components, defective brakes, defective door latch components, failure to install electronic stability control, and cases involving a manufacturer’s failure to install rear seat lap shoulder belts.

Tom has experience in almost every identifiable defect against automotive manufacturer nationally and internationally. Some automotive manufactures Tom has litigated against include General Motors, Ford, Daimler Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Suzuki, Daihatsu, Hyundai, Mitsubishi and Kia. His represented clients in State and Federal Courts in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia. Mr. Willingham is a member of the America Association of Justice, where he serves on the Product Liability Section and is also a Board Member of the Attorneys Information Exchange Group.

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      2017 GTLA Member    


Mercer University – 1984 – B.A.

Cumberland School of Law, Samford University – 1987 – J.D.


Professional Associations and Memberships

American Association for Justice, member Product Liability Section

Attorneys Information Exchange Group, board member

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), member

Alabama Association for Justice, Executive Committee


Bar Admissions



U.S. Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia

U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama

U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama

U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama


Awards and Honors

Best Lawyers

Super Lawyers (Alabama and Georgia) Plaintiffs Product Liability