Maynard Cooper & Gale and Nexsen Pruet have agreed to merge on April 1, 2023. Together we will be Maynard Nexsen.

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Tommy's Profile

Tommy’s practice covers a variety of litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. He has defended clients in the health care and education industries against claims brought under the False Claims Act and has represented individual, corporate, and governmental clients across a wide range of court proceedings, including federal and state-court appeals, commercial and employment disputes, class actions, and federal criminal prosecutions. Additionally, Tommy served as a law clerk to Justice Jay Mitchell at the Supreme Court of Alabama—making him uniquely qualified to provide counsel to clients litigating appeals in Alabama’s highest court— and as an intern to Judge R. David Proctor in the Northern District of Alabama

Tommy has been named to the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum and has been recognized as One to Watch by Best Lawyers since 2021.

Before attending law school, Tommy served as a Surface Warfare Officer, Public Affairs Officer, and admiral’s aide in the United States Navy. Tommy received his J.D. from Emory University School of Law. He also holds a B.S. in Political Science and English from Vanderbilt University and an M.T.S. from Candler School of Theology.

Tommy's Experience

  • Naftel v. State ex rel. Driggars, No. 1200755, 2022 WL 497474 (Ala. Feb. 18, 2022) (successfully defended client's judicial appointment against constitutional challenge)
  • Craig & Landreth Cars Inc. v. Protective Life Corp., No. 2020-CA-0119, 2021 WL 1431870 (Ky. Ct. App. Apr. 16, 2021) (successfully defended trial court’s dismissal of plaintiffs’ tort and contract claims against client)
  • Protective Life Ins. Co. v. Apex Parks Grp., LLC, No. 1180508, 2020 WL 5582229 (Ala. Sept. 18, 2020) (obtained reversal of $11.4 million jury verdict against client and rendering of judgment for client as matter of law)
  • United States v. Parker, 696 F. App’x 443 (11th Cir. 2017) (as special prosecutor, successfully defended the trial court’s contempt order against city police chief)
  • Mays Mining, Inc. v. Nexgen Extractions, No. 6:20-CV-1723, 2021 WL 2139059 (N.D. Ala. May 26, 2021 (obtained dismissal of plaintiff’s fraud claims)
  • Milner v. Team Health, No. 2:19-CV-2041, 2020 WL 5658903 (N.D. Ala. Sept. 23, 2020) (obtained dismissal of employment discrimination and False Claims Act claims brought against hospital)
  • United States ex rel. Gilbert v. Virginia College, LLC, 305 F. Supp. 3d 1315 (N.D. Ala. 2018) (obtained dismissal of False Claims Act claims brought against educational institution)

Tommy's Accolades

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Criminal Defense: White-Collar (2022-present)
  • Alabama State Bar 2020 Leadership Forum

Admissions

State Bar: Alabama

U.S. District Court: Alabama (Northern, Middle, Southern)

U.S. Court of Appeals: Eleventh Circuit

Education
  • Emory University School of Law
    • (2014, J.D.)
  • Vanderbilt University
    • (2005, B.S., Political Science and English)
  • Candler School of Theology
    • (Emory) (2014, M.T.S.)

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Maynard Cooper & Gale Elevates Five Attorneys to Shareholder

Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard) is pleased to announce the promotion of five attorneys to shareholder, effective January 1, 2023. The Firm’s new shareholders include William Bloom, Tommy Buck, Mike Evans, Jon Mills, and Steven Strother. “These five dedicated attorneys have earned shareholder positions based on their tireless client service...

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Monday, August 22, 2022

200 Maynard Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023

Maynard is pleased to announce that 200 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, including 11 who are distinguished as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas of expertise and 56 of the Firm’s younger attorneys who are recognized...

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Thursday, August 19, 2021

179 Maynard Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022

Maynard & Gale is pleased to announce that 179 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, including 17 who are distinguished as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas of expertise and 48 of the Firm’s younger attorneys who...

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