Tom is a Shareholder in Maynard Cooper's Litigation Practice with a wide-range of trial experience that has led him to handle cases in state and federal courts in more than 15 states across the country, as well as in the Fourth, Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal. His diverse practice includes class actions, life insurance and annuity sales practice litigation, mass tort, bad faith, ERISA, securities, product liability, general business litigation, and landlord/tenant disputes.
With significant experience representing some of the largest life and retirement companies in the United States in claims, interpleaders, sales practices, rescission, bad faith and punitive damages matters, Tom has earned recognition by Best Lawyers® in the area of Insurance Law. He also devotes a substantial amount of his practice to defending all aspects of consumer class actions, serving as a co-lead counsel in various nationwide settlements. Tom has served as trial counsel in numerous venues, including California, Illinois, Mississippi and Alabama.
Tom's reputation and skills as a lawyer are widely recognized. In addition to his consistent inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Insurance Law, he was one of the youngest lawyers named to Alabama Super Lawyers for his success in defending class action/mass tort litigation. He serves as an Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy at the University of Alabama School of Law.