Michigan Auto Law
Tom has been a trial attorney at Michigan Auto Law since 2004. He focuses his practice on serious truck and car collision cases. Tom received the Pacesetter distinction by the Michigan Association for Justice for his work representing people seriously injured in car and truck accidents. He focuses his practice on auto accidents, first-party lawsuits, attendant care claims and insurance coverage disputes. With more than 25 trials, Tom is a tenacious advocate for his clients.
While in law school, he was the Editor-in-chief to the Journal of Business and Securities Law; captain of three national, interschool, mock-trial competition teams; president of both the student chapters of ATLA and MTLA; Dean's list member and earned numerous awards for his legal writing including publication of an article on SEC disclosure requirements.
Some of his notable cases include:
$7 million settlement, Oakland County – Confidential auto accident
$5.6 million jury verdict, Macomb County – Auto accident, brain injuries
$3.5 million jury verdict, Jackson County – Semi-truck accident, brain injuries
$3.5 million settlement, Macomb County – Tire separation accident, brain injuries
$2.5 million jury verdict, Macomb County – Commercial truck accident, wrongful death
$2.3 million jury verdict, Jackson County – Commercial truck accident
$2.1 million jury verdict, Washtenaw County – Rear-end car accident, brain injury
$690,000 arbitration verdict, Wayne County – Attendant care case, brain injury
$500,000 jury verdict, Clinton County – Contested liability auto accident, brain injury
$432,000 arbitration verdict, Wayne County – Attendant care case, brain injury
Tom has been selected to the Michigan Super Lawyers list multiple times since 2013. He obtained this recognition for his work advocating for his clients and volunteering within the legal community as an educator in the fields of trucking litigation and auto accident law. Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement and is limited to the top 5% of Michigan attorneys.
Tom was also named a Michigan Lawyers Weekly Up and Coming Lawyer. According to the legal newspaper, Up and Coming Lawyers are attorneys who have been practicing for a decade or less, but who have already distinguished themselves from the thousands of other Michigan attorneys with their accomplishments. Tom was chosen for his extensive work as a trial attorney, as he had tried more than 25 cases, and has earned several multi million-dollar, record-breaking jury verdicts for people injured in auto accidents within his first years of practice.
Tom was named a Michigan Association for Justice Pacesetter. This is a recognition that highlights noteworthy Michigan attorneys excelling in their fields. Tom received this award because of his work in the legal community assisting other attorneys in the field of No Fault and Truck collision cases. The Michigan Association for Justice is an organization of more than 2,000 personal injury attorneys who are dedicated to helping accident victims.