Tom is a trial lawyer. He has been elected by his peers into the American Board of Trial Advocates and the American College of Trial Lawyers. Tomís practice emphasizes product and professional liability, professional discipline, and commercial litigation. He has represented hundreds of health care professionals over the years, and tried their cases before civil juries and professional disciplinary boards. Tom has worked closely with corporate counsel in representing some of the largest U.S. and foreign manufacturers of agricultural products, manufactured housing, consumer goods and industrial equipment with respect to claims brought in the Western United States. His other trial activities have included legal malpractice, contract claims, workers compensation jury appeals, construction, guardianship fraud, bankruptcy fraud and insurance fraud.
Tom was awarded the ABOTA Masters in Trial Award by National in 2011, and has served by invitation as Director of the ABA/TIPS National Trial Academy in Reno, NV, Chair of the WSBA Multidisciplinary Task Force, and Chair of the ABA/TIPS Products Liability Committee. He has been named a Super Lawyer by Washington Super Lawyers every year since 2003, and in the Top 100 in years 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2013.