Tom is a formidable first-chair product liability litigator. He has gone to jury trial 18 times as lead counsel. He has also served as lead counsel in five different evidentiary hearings in federal district court. Before the Iowa Supreme Court and Iowa Court of Appeals, Tom has appeared seven times.
Tom highly values effective communication, both with his clients and when representing them at trial. His background as a speech pathologist also gives him insight into defending clients in health care and life sciences. He knows the science behind the products he defends, and he skillfully argues clients’ cases to judges and juries.
Tom also has represented clients in commercial disputes ranging from bankruptcy matters to class actions, and in professional negligence cases.
Tom enjoys giving presentations to different audiences on a wide range of legal issues — from small groups of clients to large, continuing-education opportunities for colleagues. He also enjoys exercising nearly every day with his wife and family. He has a special interest in wine from around the world.
- Iowa State University — Adjunct Professor of Communications Disorders, 1999-2000