Thomas Amburgey Recognized by Best Lawyers in America in 2024

Thomas Amburgey and the Amburgey Law Firm are pleased to announce that Thomas has been included in the 30th Edition of Best Lawyers in America in the Criminal Defense: General Practice Section. A Board Certified Specialist in State Criminal Law, Thomas is recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers, is commonly listed at Business North Carolina Legal Elite, and is an AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell.

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Amburgey Law is a criminal defense firm providing critically necessary representation to adults and juveniles accused of serious crimes.  Thomas focuses his practice on matters involving theft, violence, weapons, substances, white collar crimes and investigations, and capital crimes throughout Western North Carolina.

About James Amburgey

My name is Thomas Amburgey, and I was born and raised in Johnson City Tennessee. After graduating from Appalachian School of Law in 2007, I moved to Asheville North Carolina and began my career in the Buncombe County District Attorney's Office. While working as an Assistant District Attorney for the past seven years, I have handled thousands of cases ranging from speeding tickets to first degree murder, and everything in between. Now that I am in private practice, I believe my clients benefit from the training and experience I have had in the courtroom and my extensive knowledge of the law. Outside of the office, I enjoy spending my time with my friends and family. In the fall, you will find me in Knoxville cheering for the Tennessee Volunteers.