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Tom is a past president of Vermont chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates and a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the specialties of Personal Injury Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
He has represented individuals and corporations in a range of civil litigation including medical negligence, wrongful death, product liability, serious personal injury, construction, condemnation, business disputes, airplane collision, and fire losses. Tom has an A-rating with Martindale-Hubbell, the leading survey of attorneys.
He taught for years at the University of Vermont. He lectures frequently on litigation topics. He has written for publications as diverse as The New York Times, Family Circle and Vermont Life.
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
- Civil Litigation
- University of Vermont (B.S. magna cum laude, 1975)
- University of Vermont (J.D. with honors, 1978, Phi Beta Kappa)
- Vermont, 1979
- U.S. District Court, District of Vermont, 1979
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1984
- Connecticut, 2014
- Instructor, Business Law, University of Vermont, 1980-1992
- Co-Columnist, “Legal Briefs,” The Family Circle, 1979-1990
- Law Clerk, Hon. Rudolph J. Daley, Vermont Supreme Court, 1978-1979
AFFILIATIONS and MEMBERSHIPS (and Community Service):
- Evaluator, Early Neutral Evaluation program, U.S. District Court, 1994-present
- American Bar Association
- American Board of Trial Advocates (President, Vermont Chapter, 1994-1995)
- American College of Trial Lawyers
- Presenter at a variety of trial practice seminars
- Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
- Member, American Board of Trial Advocates, past Vermont State Chair
- Best Lawyers in America – Personal Injury Litigation (Plaintiff and Defendant) and Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2005-present
- A-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the leading survey of attorneys and judges
- Listed in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
- New England Super Lawyers