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Representative Experience

Won Fifth Circuit appeal in which the court upheld arbitration award for law firm client over unpaid legal fees.

Obtained a defense verdict for an insurance agency on misrepresentation and negligence claims.

Obtained summary judgment for a Dallas law firm on a malpractice claim in which the plaintiffs claimed the law firm mishandled a child custody case.

Obtained summary judgment on behalf of large independent insurance agency on a multi-million dollar misrepresentation and fraud claim involving business interruption insurance.

Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a bonding agent on a school construction project in which the Plaintiff claimed the bonding agent misrepresented it would obtain performance bonds.

Obtained defense verdict in a multi-million dollar legal malpractice case in which the Plaintiff contended the law firm pursued frivolous claims. In the same case, Tom obtained a judgment in favor of his client on its fee claim.

Professional Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America

Texas Super Lawyers

Listed for Professional Liability: Defense, General Litigation, Personal Injury: Defense

D Magazine: Best Lawyers in Dallas

Listed for Professional Liability Litigation

Martindale Hubbell

AV Peer Review Rated

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Education, Admissions & Activities


St. Mary's University

J.D., 1991

Southern Methodist University

B.A., 1986
Political Science

Southern Methodist University

B.B.A., 1986

Bar Admissions



Court Admissions

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

United States District Court of Texas: Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western

Professional and Community Activities

Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

Professional Liability Underwriters Society

Dallas Bar Association