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Seattle trial attorney


Languages spoken: Spanish, Portuguese

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 30%
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
  3. Defective Products: 20%
  4. Employment: 10%
  5. Sexual Harassment: 10%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Annette M Messitt

    I endorse this lawyer. I co-tried a case with Tom several years ago. He is one of the most dynamic and hardworking litigators I have ever encountered. He is quick thinking, smart, and jurors love him. I highly recommend him for any type of litigation work.


    Annette Messitt Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Martin J Pujolar

    I endorse this lawyer. Tom is an outstanding trial attorney who excels in the courtroom. Tom is a tremendous advocate for his clients and I would strongly recommend Tom to anyone in need of great legal representation


    Martin Pujolar Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Schroeter Goldmark & Bender, PS

500 Central Building
810 Third Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98104


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer: Product Liability and Personal InjuryWashington Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
UT Vial Hamiltion Voir Dire FinalistVial Hamilton2003
University of Texas Mediation ChampionBoard of Advocates UT School of Law2002
ABA Regional Negotiation ChampionAmerican Bar Association2001
UT Negotiation FinalistBoard of Advocates University of Texas School of Law2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial attorneySchroeter Goldmark & Bender, PS2011 - Present
AttorneySavitt Bruce & Willey2008 - 2011
AttorneyThe Buck Law Group2007 - 2008
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyThe King County Prosecutor's Office2003 - 2007
Student Intern (during three-month jury trial)DeGuerin and Dickson2002 - 2003
Law clerkMithoff and Jacks2002 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
University of Washington School of LawAdjunct Faculty for Trial Advocacy and Advanced Trial Advocacy2010 - Present
William Dwyer Inn of CourtN/A2009 - Present
University of Washington School of LawMock Trial Coach2009 - Present
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyTrial Instructor2009 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeN/A2008 - Present
Washington Employment Lawyers AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington chapter) groupN/A2008 - Present
Spanish speaking law clinicvolunteer2007 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Condemnation LitigationSettled matter on favorable terms.
AppealThree rulings reversed and vacated on appeal; underlying matter ordered sealed by the Court.
Employment: Pregnancy/Wage DiscriminationSettled on terms favorable to client.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington State Association for Justice Product Liability Desk BookPost-Manufacture Liability2014
Washington State Product Liability BlogWashington State Product Liability Blog2014
Trial News (Washington State Association for Justice)Get hip to it: DePuy Implant Litigation2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Middlebury CollegeSpanishMA - MastersN/A
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
State University of New York, AlbanyPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Trial Advocay Skills ProgramBetter Opening Statements2014
Trial Advocacy ProgramSuccessful Voir Dire2012
Jury Selection and Other Jury SkillsHow to Avoid 12 Angry Jurors: The Fundamentals For Excelling Before a Jury2010
Domestic Violence Prosecutors' ConferenceWithstanding challenges to a flawed domestic violence statute2007