Tom is a seasoned trial lawyer with more than 25 years of litigation experience in state and federal trial and appellate courts. He has tried well over 50 cases to verdict in his career and argued multiple appeals before the South Carolina Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. In his practice he represents clients in a variety of businesses and practice areas. He represents motor carriers, drivers and logistics providers in civil litigation, including advising transportation clients on catastrophic injury and fatality matters and property damage cases and in general corporate matters. He also represents insurance companies on coverage matters, including bad faith litigation. Additionally, Tom represents businesses and individuals in construction, collections, products liability, consumer protection, premises liability and general business liability matters.
In addition to his litigation experience, Tom has substantial experience in corporate matters, including establishing best practices and contracting, having previously practiced as General Counsel for a consumer products distribution and third-party logistics company in the upstate of South Carolina. This experience gives him unique insight in handling issues that can arise in the daily operation of client businesses as well as litigated matters.
He began his legal career as an Assistant Attorney General for South Carolina and later served as a Deputy Solicitor for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in Lexington, South Carolina, where he led criminal prosecutions and the Capital Prosecutions Unit. He went on to become a partner at a regional insurance defense firm and also practiced as General Counsel at WYNIT Distribution, LLC. While in law school, he was a member of the Environmental Law Journal and the recipient of the Pro Bono Award.
University of South Carolina School of Law (J.D., 1993)
Furman University (B.A., 1989) Political Science
Outside the Office
Tom is a member of Grace Church in Greenville, where he serves as a Community Group Leader and on the Safety Team and has served as a group leader for its marriage ministry. Tom and his wife of twenty-five years have two wonderful children. He enjoys spending time with his family, travelling and exercising, is an avid camper and hiker, and enjoys time spent outdoors, especially in the mountains in any season.