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Overview

As a member of the firm’s Toxic Tort and Asbestos Litigation teams, Tom handles the behind the scenes work on clients’ cases.

With nearly 20 years of experience, primarily in toxic tort, Tom reviews client documents, analyzes background reports and medical records, works with expert witnesses, performs legal research, liaises with clients, and assists with trial preparation. As a part of the national coordinating counsel team for various manufacturing clients, he manages dockets of hundreds of matters in jurisdictions across the country. Tom frequently supports cases in some of the country’s most contentious venues for toxic tort, including Madison County, St. Clair County and Cook County, Illinois, and the City of St. Louis.

Tom has also defended clients in general litigation matters, but toxic tort has always been his natural home. He sees cases as puzzles and is excited to help the team assemble the pieces for the best result possible, and he enjoys having the opportunity to dive deep into cases and investigations that may stretch over multiple years.

Tom is known for his solid knowledge of toxic tort litigation and its complexities, as well as for continually striving to improve his client service and a case’s standing. Clients can have confidence that Tom will get a job done.


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Education

  • B.A., Webster University
    • Legal Studies


*Contact Tom to set up an in-person consultation by appointment in the St. Louis office.
Experience
  • Review client documents to determine presence at worksites identified during discovery or at deposition.
  • Analyze background reports and medical records and contact potential witnesses, including lining up expert witnesses.
  • Manage docket of hundreds of cases in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Assist with trial preparation.
Outside the Office

Tom spends most of his free time with his family, which includes his wife and a son in elementary school. The family enjoy taking hikes, often accompanied by their two dogs. Tom’s son also plays baseball, with Tom sometimes serving as the team’s coach.

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