J Thomas Salata

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Alpharetta, Georgia

Thomas Salata is an Alpharetta-based attorney with years of experience in family law, criminal law, bankruptcy law and mediation. If you’re facing charges or expecting a legal battle you need an attorney who understands your concerns and can educate you about your rights. Serving clients all over the Atlanta area, Tom Salata is an attorney you can count on.

A native of Dunwoody, Georgia, Tom now lives in Alpharetta with his wife Lori and their two children. Tom is active in his community and with his church, St. Brendan’s Roman Catholic Church.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1999

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Mediation

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Instructor Georgia Private Detectives and Private Detective Agencies
  • Mediator, Georgia Board of Mediators and Arbitrators
  • Operation Stand Down, U.S. Veteran's Administration

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1999


  • John Marshall Law School, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D - 1998
  • West Virginia Wesleyan College
    • B.A. - 1988

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Georgia State Bar, Aviation, Criminal Defense, and Family Law Sections., Member
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Metro Atlanta Bankruptcy Attorneys, Member
  • North Fulton Bar Association, Director and Officer
  • US Triathlon Association, Member
  • Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Alpharetta Police Activities League
  • High School Teacher-Coach, Georgia High School Mock Trial Competition
  • Mock Trial Coach, Chattahoochee High School Alpharetta, GA
  • Former Mock Trial Coach, Centennial High School, Alpharetta, GA
  • Watch D.O.G.S. Midway Elementary School, Forsyth County Georgia
  • Founding Member of Project Innocence
  • Member, Southern Poverty Law Center, Honoree Wall of Tolerance