Attorney Tabatha J. Thurman
Tabatha J. Thurman practices primarily in the areas of Domestic Relations, Family Law, Real Estate Law, Criminal Defense, and Estate Planning and serves as the guardian ad litem on a variety of cases in Scott, Mississippi, and New Madrid Counties. Ms. Thurman also serves as the city attorney for multiple municipalities in Southeast Missouri. Prior to joining Burns, Taylor, Heckemeyer, Green & Edwards, LLC, Ms. Thurman was a solo practitioner in Charleston, Missouri for seven years and formerly served as an Assistant Prosecutor in Mississippi County.
Ms. Thurman is formerly Tabatha Rae Johnson, a native of East Prairie, Missouri. Upon graduating from East Prairie High School, Ms. Thurman attended Southeast Missouri State University where she was a member and an officer of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, feature twirler for the Golden Eagles Marching Band, and involved in several campus organizations. Ms. Thurman obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education graduating Magna Cum Laude with a minor in Science education. She then became a Missouri State board certified elementary school educator.
Ms. Thurman thereafter attended law school at William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock graduating with a Juris Doctor of Law. While at Bowen, Ms. Thurman was a member of the Justice of Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity, the Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers and Arkansas Trial Lawyer Association. She also worked as an Assistant Law Clerk for Circuit Judge Barry Sims, Rule 13 Attorney for Missouri State Public Defender System, and as a Rule 15 Attorney for the Pulaski County Public Defender System. Ms. Thurman received several awards and honors while in law school, including the Dean's Certificate of Public Service, Dean's Distinguished Certificate of Public Service, 2011 Dean's Distinguished Certificate of Public Service and the William H. Bowen Public Service Award.
Tabatha resides Mississippi County, Missouri and has two beautiful children, Kane and Ayleigh Thurman.