Tom is the lawyer’s lawyer: He has been selected for Who’s Who in American Law and is well-respected throughout Colorado.
Tom is a graduate of Ohio Northern University Law School, and has been admitted to practice before all Colorado courts, the U.S. District Court in Colorado, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, the El Paso County Bar Association, and the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar.
Tom’s career has been marked with exceptional public service. Tom started his career as a lawyer with service to his country as a VISTA lawyer, assisting the poor with their legal problems. He then served for several years as a Deputy District Attorney for the Fourth Judicial District in El Paso County, prosecuting numerous felony trials and handling appeals. Later, during his more than twenty years in private practice, he was tapped to serve as a Temporary Juvenile Magistrate in El Paso County, and later was recruited by the University of Denver’s Law School to teach some of Colorado’s best future lawyers how to handle trial work.
Tom’s law review article on children’s rights was published in the nationally-recognized Children’s Legal Rights Journal (Vol. 19, 1999); this is a joint publication of Loyola University of Chicago Law School and the American Bar Association.
While Tom has not shied away from the demands of public service, when asked, Tom always returns to what he loves best: fighting for individual clients as they battle their way through the legal system–upholding their rights and ensuring that all their rightful issues are painstakingly reviewed and rigorously presented.
Tom’s commitment to his clients is unflagging. He truly goes the “extra mile.”