Tom is one of the founding Shareholders of Hill Ward Henderson. He received his B.A. degree (cum laude) from Vanderbilt University in 1965 and earned his LL.B. degree in 1968 from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Tom is the Vice-Chairman of the firm and practices in the firm's Real Estate Group. Tom's area of practice includes all facets of real property law with special emphasis on land acquisition and development, commercial property sales transactions, finance and title insurance matters. He regularly represents borrowers in loan originations, loan renewals and problem loan workouts.
Tom is a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, The Florida Bar and the American Bar Association, and is admitted to practice in all Florida courts, the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, and the United States Supreme Court. Tom is a member of the Executive Council of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar. He serves and has served, on the boards and executive committees of numerous national and statewide legal organizations and councils. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America.
In addition to his many honors, Tom has been inducted as a lifetime member of the Hall of Fame by Florida Trend’s Legal Elite. He was listed as one of our State’s “Top Ten Attorneys in Florida” two years in a row in 2009 and 2010. The international attorney ranking organization Chambers & Partners has cited him as a “Leading Attorney” in its Chambers USA publication every year since 2006.