University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law,
Order of the Coif
Order of the Barristers
Associate Managing Editor, Missouri Law Review
Judging Director, Board of Advocates
American Law Institute/American Bar Association Scholarship and Leadership Award Recipient
M.A. Latin, 2001
University of Missouri-Columbia,
Listed in "Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers" Rising Stars, 2013-2015
Thompson Coburn LLP
Summer Associate, 2003
Smith Lewis, LLP
Law Clerk, 2002
Associate Instructor, 2000-2001
Tom is a litigator who represents clients in complex commercial litigation, including consumer class actions, securities litigation, derivative-shareholder actions, business torts, and contract disputes.
He also has successfully represented a variety of clients in alternative dispute resolution, including both mediations and arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
Author, “Prove All Things and Hold Fast to that which is Good: the Missouri Supreme Court Redraws the Line between ‘Plain Error’ and ‘Ineffective Assistance of Counsel’”;
Missouri Law Review, Volume 68-2, 2003
Author, “Missouri’s ‘Innocent Seller’ Statute and the Federal Courts: Questions of General Applicability and Removal”;
Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers Newsletter, Spring 2005
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