In 2004, Tom was selected among other national defense trial lawyers to serve as faculty for the prestigious International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy held at Stanford University Law School. He and the attorneys in his group have defended class actions, antitrust, aviation, complex commercial and other high-stakes litigation.
Tom carries Martindale-Hubbell’s “A-V” rating and is an active member of the International Association of Defense Counsel [IADC]. He is also a member of the M-LAW (Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch) Advisory Board where he is active in pro-business tort reform activities. In 2015, he was recognized by DBusiness Magazine as a “Top Lawyer” in products liability. Tom is currently the only Michigan lawyer listed in International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defense Lawyers.
Washington Legal Foundation, Legal Backgrounder, May, 2009
Washington Legal Foundation, Counsel’s Advisory, November, 2006
Washington Legal Foundation, Legal Backgrounder, October, 200.
Washington Legal Foundation, Counsel's Advisory, August, 2004
Washington Legal Foundation, Counsel's Advisory, March 2003
Washington Legal Foundation, Legal Opinion Letter, 1999
IADC Product Liability Committee Newsletter, 1999
Food Drug Cosmetic Law Journal, 1991
Risk & Benefits Management Journal, 1987
He is an instrument-rated pilot and enjoys both Alpine and Nordic skiing in the Winter and boating and windsurfing during the Summer months. Tom is an avid reader with particular interest in history and cosmology. Tom, Ginny and their daughter Katie are all proud Michigan State grads and avid Spartan fans.
Thomas M. Cooley Law School , J.D., 1980
Michigan State University, B.A., 1976
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold by Daniel James Brown
Coast of Ireland Amalfi Coast of Italy
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (or most any other Clint Eastwood movie)
Corkz (Wine reviews and ratings with bar code scanner)