Tom comes to the firm with an experienced background in both family law and civil practice. From running his own practice for 18 years, to becoming the lead family law attorney at his most recent firm, Tom has been an excellent advocate for his clients and a mentor to attorneys in the profession.
Tom is a natural leader both on the field and in the courtroom. He coached select softball for 13 years, taking multiple teams to the ASA national tournament and the NSA World Series. He feels that one of his greatest accomplishments during that time was being able to get about 90 of his players access to college softball programs.
He as a reputation for bringing his on the field tenacity and drive into the courtroom. “We were very excited to get Tom into our office,” says Ken Alan, Managing Attorney, “he not only brings years of experience in Washington Family Law, but he brings a great track record of providing energetic, knowledgeable and aggressive legal service to his clients.” Tom has handled divorces, non-parental custody, adoption, and modification cases in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties.
Although Tom retired from coaching in 2008, he still enjoys avidly supporting all Husky teams, the Mariners, and the Seahawks. When he has free time he spends it working in his garden, woodworking, or at his favorite restaurant, Pizza Bank in Kirkland, where he eats almost every Friday night.
Tom received his law degree from the University of South Carolina. He completed his undergraduate degree at University of Washington. A member of the King County Bar Association, and the Snohomish County Bar Association, Tom is certified to serve as a guardian-ad-litum and he is a member of Washington State Bar Association.