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When people’s lives have been devastated by a tragic and avoidable accident, the feelings of loss and facing a long and hard road to recovery from life changing injuries can be overwhelming. How will I survive without my spouse, my son or my daughter? How will I pay the mortgage if I can’t return to work? How will I be able to go back to work with these injuries? When you’re faced with these hardships, you need someone who will listen to you; someone who is on your side; and someone who is experienced in fighting for justice. Tom Herald is that someone.


Veteran trial lawyer Tom Herald represents hard-working people who have been severely injured by the negligence of others. The dedication he brings to his clients’ cases is a natural extension of his own working-class roots. Tom put himself through school, and he knows the other side’s playbook, because he used to represent defendants and insurance companies in the very lawsuits that he prosecutes today. This has given him an edge that most lawyers don’t have, and an insight that benefits his clients.


Tom joined Noteboom The Law Firm in 2014. The firm’s practice includes cases involving car accidents, truck accidents, sexual abuse, sexual assault,  explosion incidents, traumatic brain injuries, workplace negligence, spinal cord injuries, drunk driving cases, wrongful death, motorcycle accidents and others.  The firm is one of the largest personal injury law firms in Tarrant County.  "When you come to see us, you get a team approach to your case. We start with the belief that cases are prepared for trial from day one, because that’s what gets the best results, and that’s when you are taken seriously" says Herald. "We are no strangers to the courtroom."


Tom is proud of the fact that he gets a wide variety of personal injury cases referred to him by other lawyers, lawyers who have placed well-deserved and well-earned trust in his ability to maximize the value of each case he takes on. "This ain’t his first rodeo" says noted criminal defense lawyer Casey Cole. "I refer my clients who have injury cases to Tom because my clients are in great hands with him. Tom has taken difficult cases and made significant recoveries for the clients I have referred to him."


"The most successful lawyers have to be willing to go to trial We focus on people here, when I meet with my client, I am learning their story and envisioning jury selection and opening statement. Everything we do is designed to achieve success for our clients quickly and efficiently."


Tom is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, as well as the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association. Above all, he is the proud father of Camden, his pride and joy.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Insurance: 20%
    25 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
    25 years
  3. Trucking Accident: 20%
    25 years
  4. Car Accident: 20%
    25 years
  5. Personal Injury: 20%
    25 years



Hourly ($150-250/hour), contingent (33-45%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Niles Stefan Illich

    Tom is an excellent attorney and a super guy. He would be one of the first people I called if I needed an attorney. You will be well served to have him as your counsel.


    Niles Illich Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Harry Lee Laxton Jr.

    Tom has a strong knowledge of insurance and personal injury law. He has extensive trial experience and understands how to convince a jury to see his client's side of a dispute.


    Harry Laxton Intellectual property Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Noteboom The Law Firm

669 Airport Freeway Suite 100
Hurst, TX, 76053


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199108/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Achievement AwardFarmers Insurance Company1995
Trial Attorney of the YearFarmers Insurance Company1994
Trial Attorney of the YearFarmers Insurance Company1993
Trial Attorney of the YearAllstate Insurance Company1992
Legal Briefing AwardAllstate Insurnce Company1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial AttorneyNoteboom The Law Firm2014 - Present
Managing Attorney Farmer's InsuranceHerald, Farish & Palmarozzi2010 - 2014
PartnerMontes Herald Law Group, L.L.P.2007 - 2010
PartnerHerald & Moore, L.L.P.2002 - 2007
AttorneyKondos & Kondos2000 - 2002
AttorneyAmis Bell & Herald1993 - 2000
AttorneyGlenn W.A. Holley & Associates1992 - 1993
AttorneyHirsch Glover Robinson & Sheiness1991 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Coppell Attorney NetworkMember2010 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2009 - Present
Dallas Trial Lawyers AssociationMember of the Board2009 - Present
Tarrant County Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
Dallas Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
Fellowship Church of GrapevineMember & Volunteer2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Nancy K. Fowler and Joseph S. Fowler vs. Allstate Insurance Company et alA confidential settlement agreement was reached.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationUninsured/Underinsured Motorist Claims Update2010
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationUninsured/Underinsured Motorists2009
University of Texas Car Crash SeminarUninsured Underinsured Motorists: Life After Brainard2009
The Herald Reports - Jury Verdicts in Dallas & Tarrant CountiesThe Herald Reports - Jury Verdicts in Dallas & Tarrant Counties1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Tech University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of TexasPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
University of Texas Car Crash SeminarHandling Uninsured and Under-insured Motorist Claims in Texas2014
University of Texas Car Crash SeminarHandling Uninsured and Under-insured Motorist Claims in Texas2013
University of Texas Car Crash SeminarHandling Uninsured and Under-insured Motorist Claims in Texas2012
University of Texas Car Crash SeminarHandling Uninsured and Under-insured Motorist Claims in Texas2011
University of Texas Car Crash SeminarHandling Uninsured and Under-insured Motorist Claims in Texas2010
TTLA Annual SeminarUninsured/Underinsured Motorists Claims: Life Arter Brainard2010
Texas Trial Lawyers Texas Update 2010Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists Update2010
University of Texas Car Crash Seminar 2009Uninsured Underinsured Motorists: Life After Brainard2009
Texas Trial Lawyers 2009 ExpoUninsured/Underinsured Motorists: Life After Brainard2009
Insurance SeminarJury Verdicts in Dallas & Tarrant Counties1998