Carly Van Thomme


AV® Rated

Carly focuses her practice on defending correctional medicine physicians and mid-level practitioners in civil rights and medical malpractice cases, practicing in both federal and state court. She is also a certified mediator and handles appeals in both federal and state court. Carly also handles some employment matters such as review and negotiation of employment agreements and severance agreements. She enjoys assisting clients with whatever legal challenges they may be facing and is diligent in working toward the best solution for their needs – no matter how difficult or unique their situations may be. Carly’s skills include the ability to speak, read, and write in Spanish. In her spare time, Carly enjoys boating, running, gastropubs, memoirs, travel, and spending time with her husband, daughter, and cat.

Carly Van Thomme AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Admitted to Practice

  • Michigan, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2010


  • Bowling Green State University, B.S., summa cum laude, 1995, Criminal Justice

Legal Education

  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1998


  • State Bar of Michigan
  • American Correctional Association
  • State Bar of Michigan: Health Law Section and Prisons and Corrections Section


  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell