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Tom is one The Simon Law Group’s first trial attorneys joining the firm in 2011. He has been the lead trial attorney for dozens of cases with The Simon Law Group obtaining millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements. He has also assisted with nearly a hundred trials, taking key depositions of defendants and experts and preparing witnesses. His practice focuses on all aspects of personal injury and wrongful death, helping those who’ve been injured in car, truck, pedestrian, motorcycle, bus, bicycle, slip and fall, and sexual assault incidents. Tom has a tremendous passion for helping his clients and advocating on their behalf.
Tom is graduate of the renowned Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College and regularly volunteers his time to other trial lawyers by helping them with story development, jury selection, witness preparation, opening statements, and closing arguments. He is actively involved in the community as a board member of the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charity, where he spends time reading to children in after school day care programs, feeding the homeless by making them breakfast and lunch, working with battered women and helping persons with disabilities by ensuring they have the resources necessary to have the quality of life they deserve.
He is also a member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), Los Angeles County Bar Association and Beverly Hills Bar Association. Tom’s work has not gone unnoticed in the legal community, he’s been nominated for CAALA’s “New Trial Lawyer of the Year” award and CAOC’s “Street Fighter of the Year” trial award.
Prior to law school, Tom attended the University of California, Santa Cruz where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Political Science, and Philosophy. He studied at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom where he focused on international politics, world history, and counter intelligence. During his college years, he also worked for United States Congressman Sam Farr in Washington D.C. helping people with their concerns and assisting lawmakers.
Having attended Pepperdine School of Law, Tom earned his Juris Doctorate degree and Certificate in Dispute Resolution in 2010. He was a member of both Pepperdine’s Trial Advocacy and Negotiation Teams where he was a nationally recognized negotiator. Upon graduation, he returned to Pepperdine to help coach their negotiation team to the regional finals.
Tom is admitted to practice in California state courts as well as federal district courts in Central District of California.
Tom is a first generation Los Angeles native. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife Erica and dog “Buddy”, watching his favorite L.A. sports teams, and cooking delicious meals for friends and family, especially his 10 hour braised short ribs and whole crusted red snapper.
Honors & Awards
- Super Lawyers®
- New Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, CAALA
- Street Fighter of the Year Trial Award, CAOC
- 2017 Orange County Trial Lawyer of the Year- Young Gun
University of California, Santa Cruz, California B.A.
- Major: Psychology, Political Science, and Philosophy
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
- International Politics, World History, and Counter Intelligence
Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California
- Juris Doctorate – 2010
- Honors: Member, Pepperdine’s Trial Advocacy and Negotiation Teams
- Major: Dispute Resolution
Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College