Tom is an attorney who practices business litigation and provides outside general counsel.
Tom’s litigation practice involves a wide range of disputes in a variety of industries. Tom maintains an active docket aggressively pursuing and defending claims in many areas (including business disputes, torts, contracts, business divorces, real estate disputes, oil and gas disputes, and inter-family disputes) in arbitrations as well as state and federal courts. Tom has appeared in courts throughout Texas and beyond, including appearing pro hac vice in the trial courts of California, Colorado and New York.
Tom also provides outside general counsel to businesses, families, and individuals who do not want to employ an attorney on a full-time basis. Tom renders trusted legal advice on a wide range of legal matters and coordinates the rendition of legal services in numerous fields to achieve clients’ goals with minimal disruption to their daily routine. Tom coordinates and regularly manages teams of lawyers handling corporate transactions, entity formation matters, general corporate matters, real estate transactions, contract negotiations, private equity investments, oil and gas negotiations, entertainment law matters, estate planning matters and out-of-state litigation among many others.
Before joining Hallett & Perrin in January 2010, Tom was a partner in Thomas & Dees, where he provided personal legal representation in litigation and transactional matters to successful Texas families and businesses.
- Southern Methodist University Law School, J.D., 2001
- SMU Law Review Association, Articles Editor, Journal of Air Law & Commerce
- Research Assistant to William V. Dorsaneo, III
- Nominated for the Ross Student Writing Contest, American Bar Association, ABA Journal
- Recipient of the Jackson Walker, LLP Best Journal of Air Law & Commerce Comment Award
- Sewanee: University of the South, B.A., Philosophy, 1996
- Head Proctor Head Resident Assistant; University Dormitory Staff, 1995-1996
- Presented Paper at the 43rd Annual Southeastern Philosophy Conference, 1996
- Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court