Tom consistently obtains superior results for clients in trial, arbitration, dispositive motions, negotiation and mediation in a wide range of commercial and business litigation and disputes, with the experience of a 38-year litigation career (all at Dickinson Wright).
For the best interests of his clients, Tom is warrior, worrier and creative problem solver; he litigates aggressively with high energy, dedicated passion and full proactive commitment to the cause, and it shows in the results.
Chambers USA recognizes Tom as one of only five lawyers in Michigan for its highest rating, “Band 1,” for general commercial litigation; and he has received the highest acknowledgments and “ratings” in all other peer evaluation-based publications.
As an experienced and skilled neutral mediator and arbitrator, Tom brings that same energy, passion, creativity and commitment to detail to resolve cases as mediator and adjudicate cases on the merits as arbitrator.
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University of Notre DameB.A., 1981
- magna cum laude
- Phi Beta Kappa
University of VirginiaJ.D., 1984
- Trial Advocacy Award
- Chief Commissioner, North Grounds Softball League
- Founder, National Law School Softball Tournament (35th Anniversary in 2018)
- The Legal 500 United States
- Dispute Resolution, 2022
- Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business
- Litigation: General Commercial