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Tom A. Peterson IV - Vidalia, GA

104 Southwest Main StreetP.O. Box 2037 Vidalia, GA 30474

Updated: 05/26/2022

Vidalia Criminal Justice Lawyer


When facing federal or state crimes, people seek Tom’s diligent counsel and innovative representation. Tom handles all phases of the criminal justice process, from protecting folks who are initially targets of criminal investigations to representing them through trial, when trial is the only option...

About Tom A. Peterson IV

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Justice 60%
  • General Civil Litigation 10%
  • Municipal 10%
  • Real Estate Transactions 10%
  • Immigration 5%
  • Workers Compensation 5%


  • 80%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Managing Partner


Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 2002
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 2002
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 2013

Other Affiliations

  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (Member)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (Member)
  • Cornerstone Children’s Center of First United Methodist Church of Vidalia, Inc. (Former Board Member)
  • Southeastern Early College and Career Academy (Board Member)
  • First United Methodist Church of Vidalia, Inc. (Former Board Member)
  • Kiwanis Club of Vidalia, Inc. (Former Board Member and President)
  • United Way of Toombs, Montgomery and Wheeler Counties (Former Board Member)
  • Vidalia Onion Run Committee (Kiwanis Club of Vidalia, Inc.) (Former Chairman)


  • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia
    Juris Doctorate, 2001
  • University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
    Bachelor's of History, 1997



  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award, 2001
  • Advisory Committee for the United States District Court, Southern District of Georgia, Member from 2013-present
  • Circuit Public Defendant Advisory Panel, Middle Judicial Circuit, Member from 2012-present
  • National District Attorneys Association/National Advocacy Center, 2004 and 2005

Representative Clients

  • The Bank of Soperton, Soperton, Georgia
  • City of Lyons, Georgia
  • H.V. & T.G. Thompson Lumber Company, Ailey, Georgia
  • The Millhouse, Brunswick, Georgia
  • Peterson Dermatology, P.C., Vidalia, Georgia
  • Tom Peterson Inc., Realtors, Vidalia, Georgia

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Office Information


104 Southwest Main StreetP.O. Box 2037 Vidalia, GA 30474


  • 912-537-6391

Accepts Credit Cards


Office Hours

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

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