Whether you are looking to pursue an action against a large corporation or defend a lawsuit brought by a business partner or customer, Tom Urban is on your side, with aggressive, personalized service. Over the past 22 years, Tom has represented large corporations such as USAA, Novartis Pharmaceuticals and GE Aircraft Engines, but has also fought big multinational conglomerates such as Monsanto, Dow Chemical, Union Carbide, and Hewlett-Packard. No matter how big or small the opponent, Tom Urban is available to his clients 24/7.
For almost 10 years, Mr. Urban litigated against the Monsanto Company and its teams of lawyers to try to make them pay fair compensation for contaminating a town in West Virginia with toxic doxins, taking the case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Tom Urban can bring that same dedication to assist you in defending or bringing a lawsuit against someone with whom you have a dispute, whether they are a huge corporation, a smaller business, or even a business partner.
Tom Urban has also represented numerous small business owners and even individuals in disputes in local courts in Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia, aggressively ensuring that they obtain a just result against their adversaries.
Mr. Urban recently won a jury verdict in the District of Columbia against a South Carolina business owner who had defrauded a D.C. entrepreneur regarding a loan to a coffee shop. The jury pierced the corporate veil in that case, making sure that the person who benefitted from the fraud was found liable to compensate Urban's client.
Similarly, Tom Urban won a verdict in Fairfax County Circuit Court in a case where his client was awarded approximately $850,000 in compensatory damages, attorneys fess, and punitive damages. Mr. Urban, the sole counsel for plaintiff in that case, convinced the jury to find the defendant liable for fraud and pierced the coprorate veil between the defendant and the company that he used to commit fraud. Based on information developed during that case that Urban provided to the FBI, the defendant in that case is serving time in a federal prison.
Further, Tom Urban obtained significant settlements for two land owners in Alexandria, Virginia who had disputes regarding a failed sale of property and an attempt by a neighbor to deny access to their property.
Tom Urban is the managing attorney of the Law Offices of Urban & Falk, P.L.L.C.
Mr. Urban's practice has included a wide variety of civil litigation, previously including matters involving computer crimes and the information superhighway, as well as complex commercial and products liability cases. Formerly an attorney with the law firms of Williams & Connolly and King & Spalding, Mr. Urban has engaged in high-stakes litigation in all parts of the United States.
Presently, Mr. Urban represents various clients in class action cases, business disputes, defective products, RICO actions, and complex mortgage fraud cases. In the past, Mr. Urban has served as national coordinating counsel for a drug company in products liability litigation, successfully defending his client in a jury trial in Galveston, Texas, and prevailing in a summary judgment motion on Daubert grounds in Austin, Texas. His other representations have included issues involving antitrust, qui tam, automobile dealer-distributor, sex and race discrimination, Americans with Disabilities, attorney ethics, and First Amendment disputes. In addition, Mr. Urban has maintained a substantial pro bono practice, representing preschool children with autism in Northern Virginia, pursuing a prisoners' rights case before the D.C. Court of Appeals, filing an opposition to a petition for certiorari in a highly publicized case for the Southern Poverty Law Center in the U.S. Supreme Court, and representing TransAfrica protestors in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Mr. Urban received his bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1985 and, in 1990, graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, having served as associate editor of the Georgetown Law Journal and being elected to the Order of the Coif. He clerked for Judge Carolyn D. King, formerly chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Mr. Urban is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court bar, the bars of Texas, the District of Columbia, Virginia, and West Virginia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia and the Eastern District of Virginia, as well as the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
Mr. Urban has co-authored several articles regarding computer crime and computer law, including a March 25, 1996 article in the National Law Journal regarding the protection of businesses on the information superhighway. In addition, he was the author of the computer crimes chapter of Business and Legal Guide to Online and Internet Law (Glasser LegalWorks 1997).
Languages spoken: Spanish
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|VA||Authorized to practice law||1996||09/15/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Above and Beyond Award||Autism Society of Northern Virginia||2003|
|Order of the Coif||Georgetown University Law Center||1990|
|Attorney - Civil Rights Division||U.S. Department of Justice||2002 - 2003|
|Counsel||KING & SPALDING||1998 - 2002|
|Attorney||Williams & Connolly||1991 - 1996|
|Law Clerk||U.S. Fifth Circuit - Judge Carolyn D. King||1990 - 1991|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States Supreme Court Bar||Member||N/A|
|Bibb v. Monsanto||To be determined - June 18, 2012|
|Lewis Settlement Group v. Mirza||Favorable jury verdict; affirmed on appeal.|
|Chung v. Blaylock||Jury verdict, settlement|
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|Business and Legal Guide to Online and Internet Law (Glasser LegalWorks 1997)||Computer Crimes chapter (co-author)||1997|
|Georgetown University Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|Texas A&M University||Aerospace Engineering||BS - Bachelor of Science||1985|
|Springfield (VA) Rotary Club Weekly Lunch||Autism Advocacy||2009|
|Ask the Advocate Workshop||Special Education Advocacy||2008|