Tom is a lifelong resident of St. Louis, and a graduate of St. Louis University High School, Marquette University, and St. Louis University School of Law, cum laude.
Tom is licensed in Missouri, Illinois, and Kentucky, and he regularly represents clients in trial matters throughout the country. While Tom handles a variety of personal injury matters, his areas of emphasis are products liability, toxic torts, and the representation of railroad workers in FELA litigation. He is appointed as designated legal counsel for the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers as well as the Sheet Metal Workers International Association.
Tom serves on several local community boards, and he has previously elected by his St. Louis lawyer peers to a six-year term on the Judicial Commission for the 22nd Judicial Circuit of Missouri.
Tom has tried multiple cases involving personal injury matters. In 2005, he received the Missouri Bar Association's Lon O. Hocker Award for outstanding trial advocacy.
Tom is a member of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (Board of Governors 2004 and 2005), the Lawyers Association of St. Louis (Executive Board 2004-present), the American Association for Justice, and several other legal related organizations.
Tom and his wife Brigid have three children - Joe, Grace, and Lucie.