I am a tenacious Roanoke lawyer who puts my clients' interests first. As a general practice attorney, I have extensive experience in many different areas of the law, including: business formation and corporate governance, general civil litigation, family law (divorce, support and custody), plaintiff's personal injury, GAO protests and federal procurement law, bankruptcy (Chapters 7 and 13), construction litigation, civil rights and s. 1983 cases, protective orders, and alternative dispute resolution. This broad experience allows me to bring a different perspective to bear in my practice. I have won jury and bench trials in Virginia, and have been victorious at the appellate level in both state and federal courts.
I also have a number of published opinions and notable cases under my belt, including:
Collins v. Solomon, 500 B.R. 747 (2013)
Wiencko v. Takayama, 62 Va. App. 217, 745 S.E.2d 169 (2013)
Smith v. Ray, et al., 4th Cir. Ct. App. UNP (2011) Case No. 09-1518
Rush v. Commonwealth, 2014 Va. App. UNP (June 10, 2014) Record No. 1748-13-4
Garner v. Ruckman, 2011 Va. App. UNP (2011)
Wise v. Velazquez, 2008 Va. App. UNP (2008) Record No. 3094-07-2
Tom is a Roanoke native. After graduating from North Cross School in 1998, Tom graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in 2002 and the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond in 2005. After graduating from law school, Tom worked in Richmond, VA, then Winchester, VA and Poquoson, VA. He recently returned from a 3-year sojourn in Idaho, where he received accolades for his work on a special project for the United States Air Force's Air Combat Command and 366th Fighter Wing in conjunction with the Republic of Singapore, securing contractor services to train foreign fighter jet pilots and maintenance crew for the F-15SG fighter jet variant and help reinforce the U.S. defense posture in southeast Asia.