|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|President's Award||State Bar of Arizona||2016|
|Tier 1 Ranking||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Outstanding Trial Lawyer||Arizona Association for Justice||2012|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|President Award||Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice||2010|
|President's Award||Arizona Association for Justice||2005|
|Super Lawyer of the Southwest||Super Lawyers||N/A|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Arizona||Past Delegate||1984 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||1984 - Present|
|Arizona Association for Justice||Past President||1984 - Present|
|East Valley Bar Association||Past President||1984 - Present|
|Maricopa County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Chandler Regional Hospital||Past Chairman||1998 - 1999|
|Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1982|
|University of Arizona||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1979|
Posted by Dawnese C Hustad
If I could give more than 5 stars, I would. I cannot recommend Tom highly enough - and I'm certain that this review will not do him justice . . .but I'll try.
In 2012 an individual hit me while I was at a stop, totaling my Ford F150. I suffered a concussion and several injuries which required surgery and rehab. Through no fault of Tom's, the case dragged on for 2 1/2 years prior to reaching a settlement. The process required my deposition, mediation and an insane amount of discovery.
Through it all, Tom was amazing! He and his staff treated me like family. Tom contacted me often, ensuring that I never wondered for a moment what was going on in my case or how hard he was fighting for me.
The deposition and mediation were so much less stressful than they could have been. Tom thoroughly prepared me and ensured I knew exactly what to expect.
Tom took the time to understand what my priorities for settlement were and why. This meant so much to me. Ultimately, Tom got an extremely favorable settlement for me, and I am eternally grateful.
I highly recommend Tom - I cannot imagine having to go through the process with anyone else.
Posted by Joseph
Tom came to SC to defend my wife who was charged with two counts of murder....of which she is innocent. Tom did a tremendous job and after a month long trial that involved hundreds of testimonials, including intense and complex medical testimony, the jury was hung and a mistrial was declared. Tom was ready to return to SC again to represent Gail, but Judge James refused to grant Tom permission to represent Gail since he was not licensed in SC. Things did not go well in the next trial in part because of Tom's absence. I'm now doing all I can to have Gail set free from prison, where she is serving a life sentence for a crime that did not occur. Gail and I both feel that if Tom would of been allowed back for the retrial, she would of been found not guilty and this nightmare would of been over. Thank you Tom for all you did for Gail and myself. We will never forget you and we thank you for believing in Gails innocence. I am now putting together a team to file habeas corpus for Gail. I will never give up on having Gail set free.