Tom's practice emphasizes civil litigation, prosecution and settlement of employment law and civil rights discrimination claims with expertise in several areas of ERISA and deferred compensation programs. He has board level experience negotiating with emerging technology to Fortune companies, and has acted as a contract negotiator for the Teamsters. An adjunct professor of Employment Law and Corporations, USVLS, Tom has completed the Harvard Graduate School Executive Leadership program and several advanced programs in business theory and legal compliance.
Admitted to California State Bar, 1984
Admitted to U.S. District Courts, Northern District
Former Member, Contra Costa Bar Association, Santa Clara Bar Association, California Employment Lawyers Association, National Employment Lawyers Assoication, Society of Human Resources Management
Member: American Association of University Professors
Juris Doctorate, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, 1983
Tom's practice has evolved a coaching and consultation service for employees seeking strategy and guidance for their employment separations and transitions. Besides decades of experience leading employees through performance changes. Tom's coaching exposure includes the Harvard's Executive Leadership Program and the Barry Pogoral's Transformational Leadership Program as well as Board level experience with Fortune 500 company executives.
Tom's youth was spent on Meadow Island and in Queens, New York. He relocated to San Diego at age 20 where he finished college and law school. His wife Susan was a student at a rival law school in San Diego and since meeting they have been married for more than 30 years. Tom & Susan's three adult children live in Reno, San Francisco and Philadelphia. Tom's family are avid cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts.