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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2006, Order of St. Ives
    • B.S./B.A., University of Montana, 2002, with honors
  • Court Admissions
    • Supreme Court of Colorado, 2006
    • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2006
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2006
Tom has substantial litigation experience in the financial services industry. He resolves disputes by listening to clients and knowing how litigation affects their business. Tom’s legal skills, industry knowledge, and understanding of client goals help him obtain cost-effective resolutions to complex legal problems.
Tom has successfully resolved:
  • Trade-secret disputes
  • Unfair competition cases
  • Breach of contract cases
  • Claims arising under federal and state consumer protection statutes
  • Business fraud and business divorce matters.

In addition to representing financial services clients in litigation and arbitration matters, Tom has represented clients in enforcement actions by the Federal Trade Commission and has counseled trade groups on antitrust compliance.

Tom knows that litigation surrounding consumer protection and unfair competition sometimes calls for nuance and perception, not pure aggression. Thus, he applies an analytical approach when representing clients in the financial services, franchise and distribution, insurance, and retail industries. Whether in court, arbitration, or mediation, Tom uses persuasive writing and oral advocacy to obtain results.

Prior to joining Polsinelli, Tom clerked for U.S. District Judge Christine Arguello at the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and worked for two large Denver law firms, where he represented national brokerage wirehouses, hospital systems, and pharmaceutical manufacturers in litigation matters.