Tom is a Trial Attorney for the South Sound offices of Graham Lundberg Peschel. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati in 1981, and for the next 20 years he worked in the insurance industry defending personal injury claims caused by automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, premises liability, product liability and professional negligence. During that time, Tom tried approximately 100 jury trials in just about every county throughout Western Washington.
In 2004, he began solely representing persons injured by the negligence of others. Since 2004, Tom has resolved hundreds of personal injury claims through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and trial. He partially credits this to his years on the other side of the fence, and his ability to know what strategies the defense uses and how they assess the case.
When he is not working, Tom enjoys spending time with his grown children and first grand child. He also enjoys fishing, riding his motorcycle, and hiking the many trails of Washington State.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Professional Negligence||Corporate Live Wire||2015|
|Calvin Kaufman Award||Wittenberg University||1973|
|Senior Litigation Attorney||Graham Lundberg & Peschel||2013 - Present|
|Associate||Jacobs & Jacobs||2004 - 2011|
|Associate||Jensen & Associates||1990 - 2004|
|Associate||Farmer's Insurance Group||1986 - 1990|
|Associate||Alexander & Associates, Attorneys, PC||1981 - 1986|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||1982 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Western District of Washington||Attorney and Counselor||1982 - Present|
|County Held Liable for Drowned Child||Damages awarded, safety changes made|
|Semi Highway Crash||Case settled for $480,000.00|
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|University of Cincinnati College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1981|
|Wittenberg University||Biology||BS - Bachelor of Science||1976|
|2005 Chiropractic Seminar||What to Expect on Cross Examination||2005|
|Tort Reform in Washington||Defense Prospective||1998|