David G. Thomas - A Cordell & Cordell Birmingham Divorce Attorney

David G. Thomas

Litigation Manager

Birmingham divorce attorney David G. ThomasBirmingham divorce attorney David G. Thomas became an attorney because he wanted to help people. Divorce and child custody matters can be stressful and can often leave a client feeling lost.

“I enjoy the process of guiding my clients through that stressful time and working hard toward achieving a favorable outcome,” Mr. Thomas said.

An attorney’s ability to empathize with the client is critical. Mr. Thomas recognizes the tremendous impact that child custody and property decisions can have on his clients’ lives.

“I want each of them to know that their case is going to receive the time, dedication and attention that it deserves,” Mr. Thomas said.

Mr. Thomas always strives to make sure clients are comfortable with any divorce or child custody matter he is handling.

“I believe that a key part of that process is providing detailed communication to each and every client,” he said.

Licenses & Admissions

Mr. Thomas is licensed to practice in Alabama.


Mr. Thomas received his Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Alabama. He earned his Juris Doctor from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Mr. Thomas practiced domestic relations, criminal defense, appeals, wills and estates, personal injury, wrongful death, and general civil litigation.


  • Alabama Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Tallapoosa County Bar Association
  • Alabama Family Law Section


  • Cumberland School of Law
    • Scholar of Merit Award
    • Dean’s List
  • University of Alabama
    • Dean’s List
    • President’s List

Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

Obtained numerous favorable decisions for clients at the appellate level including the following published opinions:

  • Carson v. Carson, 2017 WL 1534451 (Ala. Civ. App. 2017) denying wife’s petition for writ of mandamus arguing that venue was improper in divorce action.
  • J.K.M. v. T.L.M., 2016 WL 3221064 (Ala. Civ. App. 2016) reversing trial court’s modification of child custody.
  • Ex parte Petrina, 2016 WL 194132 (Ala. Civ. App. 2016) affirming award of marital residence to client.
  • Patterson v. Askew, 122 So. 3d 844 (Ala. Civ. App. 2013) reversing trial court’s order of post-minority child support.
  • Martin v. Martin, 85 So. 3d 414 (Ala. Civ. App. 2011) reversing division of marital property.
  • Jones v. State, 158 So. 3d 500 (Ala. Crim. App. 2014) reversing trial court’s improper revocation of client’s probation.
  • Quinn v. Morgan, 2016 WL 3855034 (Ala. Civ. App. 2016) affirming award to client of prescriptive easement over defendants’ lands.


"​David provides great advise and help. Could not be any happier. Would use him again."
​"I had a low expectation from attorneys in general prior to this experience. Mr. Thomas did an excellent job. I wish more lawyers performed with the integrity that he did. Mr. Thomas took ownership of my case and drove it to completion. He was on top of it throughout the setbacks and followed up with me. I am very happy with the work he did and would recommend him to anyone I know. It was very hard for me to find a solid divorce attorney, and I believe the Judges in Birmingham were not on the level as well. I think Mr. Thomas saw some of this and was able to push through it. I went through 3 attorneys during my divorce, and none of them fought for my case like David did. He told me what he would do and he did what he said. I would recommend him to anyone and especially men.​"

"David has done a great job of keeping me up to date, and he is a fantastic attorney."