Wade (Trip) Tomlinson


Wade (Trip) Tomlinson graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.B.A. in 1976.  After teaching elementary school children for several years, he received his J.D. from the University of Georgia in 1987. Mr. Tomlinson was a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Wilbur D. Owens, Jr., Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia (19871989), and for the Honorable Albert Henderson, Senior Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit (1989-1990). 
Trip is a member of several professional associations and organizations, including the American Bar Association, where he served as an Associate Editor for the Tort & Insurance Law Journal (1995-1997), and the State Bar of Georgia. Trip is a master bencher with the Henry Lumpkin Inn of Court and the Columbus Inn of Court. Trip served a three-year term on the Attorney Disciplinary Committee for the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia. In the 2008 Presidential election, Trip acted as Voter Protection Attorney for the Chattahoochee Circuit, Georgia.  
Mr. Tomlinson is and has been actively involved in leadership roles in numerous civic, charitable, and community organizations. Currently, he serves as a board member for: The Columbus Museum and the Columbus Library Foundation. Trip formerly served on the boards of the Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice; the Muscogee Excellence in Education Foundation, The Housing Authority of Columbus; University of Georgia Honors Program Advisory Board, and the Chattahoochee RiverKeeper and Chattahoochee RiverWatch. 
Currently, he is focused on practicing law in the areas of complex litigation, consumer protection, business litigation, appellate practice, and tort liability. Trip Tomlinson is married to Mayor Teresa Tomlinson of Columbus, GA.  In Trip’s spare time he enjoys hiking and biking.