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Stacy E. Thomas


Stacy Thomas is a shareholder in the Jackson office and has practiced with the Firm since 1996.

Professional Biography

Stacy primarily focuses on the areas of federal and state taxation, tax disputes and tax planning. He routinely represents clients before federal, state and local taxing authorities and in litigation.

Stacy is experienced with the procedural aspects of tax controversies and the substantive issues associated with estate, gift, sales, income, franchise, property and other taxes.

Stacy is a graduate of Mississippi State University and serves on the advisory council for the Adkerson School of Accountancy at MSU. He received his law degree from Vanderbilt University. After clerking two years with the Mississippi Supreme Court, Stacy continued his education at New York University, where he received a Masters of Laws in Taxation. He is a frequent writer and speaker on tax topics and is actively involved in a number of professional organizations.

  • Trustee – MSCPA Education Foundation*
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Member – Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants (President, 2011 – 2012)*
  • Member – Board of Governors, Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants (2009 – 2010)*
  • Listed since 2007 in The Best Lawyers in America® for Tax Law; since 2011 for Litigation and Controversy - Tax; since 2016 for Nonprofit/Charities Law
  • Named the Best Lawyers® 2024, 2014, and 2012 Litigation and Controversy - Tax "Lawyer of the Year" in Jackson-MS; 2022 Nonprofit/Charities Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Jackson-MS; 2013 Tax Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Jackson-MS
  • President – Central Chapter of Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants (2007 – 2008)*
  • Chair – Taxation Section of the Mississippi Bar Association (2005 – 2006)
  • President – Estate Planning Council of Mississippi (2002 – 2003)
  • President – Jackson Tax Forum (2002 – 2003)
  • Member – Advisory Council to Adkerson School of Accountancy, Mississippi State University
  • Member – Taxation Section of Mississippi and American Bar Associations
  • "Appeals Procedures Update," Council on State Taxation (COST) Southeast Regional State Tax Seminar, Memphis, Tennessee (November 2017)
  • Panelist – "Q&A Ask the Experts Panel," Council On State Taxation, Southeast Regional State Tax Seminar (March 2016)

*Baker Donelson is not a CPA firm


  • New York University, LL.M. in Taxation, 1995
  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 1992
  • Mississippi State University, B.P.A., 1989, summa cum laude


  • Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court

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