Tom D. Womack

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Tom D. Womack is a principal in the Jonesboro, Arkansas, law firm of Womack Phelps Puryear Mayfield & McNeil, P.A. His practice is limited to the areas of taxation, estates and trusts, business and corporate law, and family wealth transfer planning. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a member of the College’s Professional Responsibility Committee, and has served as the College’s Arkansas State Chairman. He formerly served on the Tax Specialty Committee of the Arkansas Board of Legal Specialization and is a past chair of the Tax Section and the Probate and Trust Law Section of the Arkansas Bar Association. He is an active member of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association, serving on its Estate and Gift Tax Committee and Sales, Exchanges and Basis Committee, and has authored a chapter in the ABA Property Tax Desk Book. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Tax Law, Trusts and Estates) and Mid-South Super Lawyers, is admitted to practice in the U.S. Tax Court, and has been a frequent speaker on various tax, business, and other educational programs for the legal and accounting professions and for business organizations. Mr. Womack is a Past President of the Arkansas Bar Association and Craighead County Bar Association. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Arkansas Bar Foundation and a member of the National Association of Bar Presidents and the Southern Conference of Bar Presidents. Mr. Womack received a B.S. degree in accounting from Arkansas State University, with distinction, and a J.D. degree from the University of Memphis School of Law.  He and John V. Phelps have recently endowed the Pre-Law Center at Arkansas State University.

Practice Areas

  • Business Law, Transactions and Organizations
  • Taxation Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Estate and Wealth Planning

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
    • Section of Taxation, Committees on Estate and Gift Taxation and Sales, Basis and Exchanges
    • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Arkansas Bar Association
    • Past President
    • Tax Section, Past Chairman
    • Probate and Trust Law Section, Past Chairman
    • Fellow, Arkansas Bar Foundation
  • National Conference of Bar Presidents
  • Arkansas Board of Legal Specialization
    • Tax Law Specialty Committee, 1984-1994
  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
    • Professional Responsibility Committee
    • Arkansas State Chair, 2006- 2011
  • Craighead County Bar Association
    • Past President
  • Arkansas Supreme Court Special Justice, 1991 and 1995

Honors & Awards

  • Listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” – Tax Law and Trusts and Estate
  • Champion of Justice Award from the Arkansas Access to Justice Commission, 2012
  • Charles L. Carpenter Award – for extraordinary service to the Arkansas Bar Association
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers 2006-2018
  • Top 50 Attorneys in Arkansas by Mid-South Super Lawyers 2006-2018
  • Top 50 Attorneys in the Memphis Area by Mid-South Super Lawyers 2006-2016
Tom D. Womack


  • University of Memphis School of Law, 1972
    • Juris Doctor
    • Law Review, 1971-72
    • Honors:  Moot Court Justice
  • Arkansas State University, 1968
    • Bachelor of Science
    • Honors: With Distinction

Bar Admissions

  • Arkansas, 1972
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas, 1972
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1980

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Fellow The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel