PRACTICESDefense of Public Officials and Public Figures
Money Laundering Defense
EDUCATIONMr. Withers obtained his undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Georgia in 1979 and obtained his law degree from the University of Georgia in 1984.
ADMISSIONSState Bar of Georgia
Savannah Bar Association
United States District Court Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Tom Withers Inducted into American College of Trial Lawyers09/17/2017
Mr. Withers joins the most prestigious fellowship of attorneys in North America after his induction at the ACTL Annual Meeting of the College in Montreal.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution Features Withers as Expert in Lengthy Investigation06/19/2017
When the Atlanta Journal-Constitution needed an expert to help them make sense of years-long federal criminal investigation into the bizarre death of a high schooler in Valdosta, they turned to Tom Withers, an experienced former federal prosecutor.
Tom Withers named 2017 Super Lawyer02/14/2017
Thomas A. Withers was named as a 2017 Super Lawyer by Atlanta Magazine. He was named as a Super Lawyer in the practice area of criminal defense. Mr. Withers has been named to the Super Lawyers list annually since 2009.
Withers Weighs in on Case in the National Spotlight11/24/2015
Murder, malfeasance or misconduct? The Atlanta Journal-Constitution continues to probe the bizarre death of a Valdosta teenager in a high school gym mat. As an experienced federal prosecutor, Tom Withers provided analysis of an uncommon move in any criminal investigation: the resignation of the lead prosecutor and movement of the case to a far-away jurisdiction.
WTOC-TV Turns to WIthers for Expert Analysis on Major Public Corruption Case02/05/2015
When it came time for the sentencing phase in the criminal prosecution of a former police chief, WTOC-TV relied on Mr. Withers' decades of experience in major public corruption cases, including prosecuting a landmark police corruption case of "The Savannah 11."
GWL Client Acquitted in Major Felony Trial09/26/2014
A well-respected professional in the Savannah community was acquitted after a weeklong trial on felony criminal charges of diverting controlled substances. Thomas A. Withers provided criminal defense leading to the not guilty verdicts, preserving his client’s hard-earned reputation.
Computer Forensics Lead to Acquittal of Client02/21/2014
A GWL client indicted on a serious felony charge was acquitted after a weeklong trial in Chatham County Superior Court. Thomas A. Withers successfully defended the client through the use of computer forensics, which proved his client could not have committed the crime based on the district attorney’s timeline.
Not Guilty Verdicts Returned on All Counts in Drug-Trafficking Criminal Trial06/12/2012
In a criminal drug trafficking case which began with a 12-person, 90-count indictment – and where 11 of the 12 named co-conspirators opted not to go to trial - Thomas A. Withers helped secure not guilty verdicts on all counts as the second-chair attorney in the criminal trial of the final named defendant.
Withers Successfully Defends Client Facing Mandatory Minimum Sentence of 25 Years05/31/2012
Thomas A. Withers secured not guilty verdicts for his client on five serious felony charges in a criminal case in Effingham County, Ga. Had his client been convicted, he would have faced a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years in prison.