J. Austin Thomas

J. Austin Thomas received his B.A. in Business Administration from the College of Charleston and a Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Born in Lexington, SC, Austin grew up in Pawleys Island and currently resides with his family in Murrells Inlet.

Prior to founding Grooms & Thomas, LLC, Austin served as law clerk to the Honorable Benjamin H. Culbertson, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, in Georgetown and Conway, SC. After completing his judicial clerkship, Austin entered private practice with a small Pawleys Island firm where he practiced in the area of civil litigation. Austin went on to be an Assistant Solicitor in the Fifteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office where he worked as a designated DUI prosecutor and later moved on to handle a wide variety of felony offenses in both Horry and Georgetown Counties

At Grooms and Thomas, LLC, Austin is now engaged in the handling many aspects of the general practice law including: Civil Litigation, Automobile Accidents, Business Litigation, and Criminal Defense.