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Thomas J. Gorman


Mr. Gorman practices in the area of Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning. He was born in Rockville Centre, New York, in 1960, raised in Manhasset, New York, and has lived in North Carolina for more than 40 years.

Relevant Experience

  • Drafted more than 10,000 trusts of various types, including revocable living trusts for probate avoidance, special needs trusts, charitable remainder trusts, and trusts for estate tax avoidance.
  • Represented numerous clients by drafting wills, powers of attorney, living wills, health care powers of attorney, and elder law planning.


Law School: Duke University School of Law, Durham, NC, J.D., 1985
Undergraduate: Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, B.A., magna cum laude, Economics and English, 1982

Bar Admissions

North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas.


Rated as Preeminent (5.0 out of 5.0) by Martindale Hubble, based upon client reviews.
Recipient of the Client Champion Platinum Award, 2012 to Present.
Rated as Superb (9.3 out of 10) by Avvo.
IR Global International Referral Network Silver Member.

Work History

Attorney, Thomas J. Gorman, P.A., Charlotte, NC 2023-Present
Attorney/Partner, Taylor English Duma LLP, Charlotte, NC 2022-2023
Attorney/Shareholder, Gorman & Associates, P.A., Charlotte, NC 1988-2022.
Attorney, Petree, Stockton & Robinson (now Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP) Charlotte, NC 1987.
Attorney, Baker, Smith & Mills, Dallas, TX 1985-86.
Legal Intern, U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, Washington, DC 1983.

Community Involvement & Advisory Boards

First Citizens Bank- Charlotte Area Advisory Board.
Catholic Charities- Diocese of Charlotte Board of Directors.
St. Matthew Catholic Church World Hunger Drive. Meal packing event MC.
Parish Pastoral Council, Chairperson.
Thompson-Pratt Financial Group Trusted Advisor Panel.
Merrill Lynch Fox-Kaplan Wealth Management Team Board of Advisors.
Knights of Columbus Council #10852- Third Degree.
Duke University School of Law Cornerstone Society.

Seminars and Lectures

Hines-Fox Group of Merrill Lynch “Estate Planning in the New Normal” 2010.
Ameriprise Financial “Estate Planning for Financial Advisors” Seminars 1995-99 and 2003-08.


Married to Nannette Gorman since 1991. Father of three adult children.


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