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Tom’s practice focuses on litigation matters in the firm’s Atlanta office, bringing over 20 years of insurance defense experience to MGC.

Prior to joining MGC, Tom served as the managing attorney for Georgia and Tennessee staff legal offices of The Hartford Insurance Group. He was also the managing member of an insurance defense firm in Atlanta. Tom represents defendants in a wide variety of litigation including premises, auto, commercial and general liability, and carriers in first party claims and insurance fraud investigations.

Tom has been married for almost two decades to his wife, Lisa, and together they share twin girls. He spends his time with his family, playing golf, gardening and reading historical nonfiction.

Practice Areas

  • Adulterated Food
  • Alcohol Liability
  • Bad Faith
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Coverage
  • Director and Officer Liability
  • Governmental Liability
  • Litigation
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • SIU/Arson and Fraud
  • Slander/Defamation
  • Trucking

Education

  • Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law (JD)
  • University of Georgia (BA)

Professional Memberships

  • Atlanta Claims Association (2013-Present: Board Member)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Risk Insurance Management Society
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

Bar Admissions

  • 2000 Tennessee
  • 1998 Washington, DC
  • 1996 Georgia
  • US District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
  • US District Court, District of Maryland

Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ - AV®
  • Atlanta Super Lawyers - Civil Litigation Defense (2013)
  • Litigation Counsel of America Trial Lawyer Honor Society (Fellow)
  • Appointed Appellate Counsel for Macon Judicial Circuit (1997-1998)
  • State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Project Award (1996-1997)
  • Macon Bar Association Eleemosynary Award (1997)

Publications

  • “Jurisdiction Issues in Workers’ Compensation Claims” DRI Workers’ Compensation Courier, Fall 2005

Community Involvement

  • Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce (2010-Present)
  • Bachman Community Center (2004-2008: Board Member)