Tom’s area of concentration is product liability litigation with a focus on personal injury defense involving pharmaceutical products. Tom has experience defending drug companies in complex matters across the country in multidistrict litigation and state-court consolidated litigation as well as individual cases in state and federal courts. He has worked on matters involving a variety of different products including generic and brand-name pharmaceuticals, supplements, and medical devices. Tom has participated in all phases of litigation, including drafting and responding to written discovery, taking and defending depositions, dispositive motion practice, expert witness preparation, arguments at hearings, appeals, and final case resolution. Tom has specialized experience in federal preemption of state-laws involving generic drugs, and has briefed the issue in numerous state and federal courts across the country.
(B.S., magna cum laude, 1998)
CALI Award, Civil Procedure I; Member, Journal of Natural Resources and Environmental Law