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Ashley Brooke Thomas

  • Associate
Mobile, AL




Brooke Thomas

I was born in Decatur, Alabama and grew up in Trinity, Alabama, a small town directly west of Decatur. I attended college at the University of Alabama, where I was admitted to Phi Beta Kappa in December 2003 and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classics in May 2004. Following college, I made Tuscaloosa my home for an additional 3 years while attending the University of Alabama School of Law. While in college and law school, I had the opportunity to work for a general civil litigation firm that also had a very strong family law practice. During my third year of law school I utilized my Third-Year Practice Card by participating in the newly-developed Domestic Violence Law Clinic. In the Clinic, twelve third-year students, under the supervision of three attorneys, represented victims of domestic violence at no cost. The majority of work done in the clinic centered on divorce, child custody, and child support. Though the clinic was only a semester-long class, I, along with almost every other student enrolled during the Fall semester, re-enrolled for the Spring semester. The commitment and willingness of almost every student to re-enroll, despite halfhearted bemoaning over the number of hours we actually spent in the Clinic versus the number of credit hours credit earned, speaks to the truth that the legal field really is one based on service and that great satisfaction can be earned by serving our community well. After graduating in May 2007, I was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in September 2007. In May 2008, I began working at Gardberg, Clausen, & Kemmerly, P.C. practicing predominately in the area of Social Security Disability. I was able to use the skills I developed in the Domestic Violence Law Clinic to better serve our Social Security Disability clients and my new community. In 2009, I was admitted to the Florida State Bar and to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama. I am also currently a member of the Mobile Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Social Security Disability
  • Veteran's Disability
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 2007
  • Florida, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama, 2009
  • Mississippi, 2009


  • The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    • J.D. - 2007
  • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    • B.A. - 2004
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Major: Classics

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Mobile Bar Association, 2008

Client Testimonials

Mr. Gardberg – I am forever in your debt. I will never be able to tell you how much I appreciate what you have done for me. I praise you and your firm for all they did to help me in my disability case. Thanks for being so kind.

– L. Nelson

Saying thank you is easy, but you will never know how you impacted my life by helping me with me Social Security disability case. This thank you comes right from the heart.

– R. Turner

Thank you, thank you , thank you to all of the angels in the law firm at Gardberg and Kemmerly. I sincerely hope you know how much you did to make my life better.

– D. Thompson