“To me, a lawyer is basically the person that knows the rules of the country. We're all throwing the dice, playing the game, moving our pieces around the board, but if there is a problem the lawyer is the only person who has read the inside of the top of the box.”
Tom is a native of Southern California and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Economy with Honors. He later earned his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he served for two years as an Editor on Hastings’ Constitutional Law Quarterly law review and also as a clinical extern with the Alameda County District Attorney’s office. Prior to relocating to Washington, Tom had a successful litigation and trial practice at a boutique real estate law firm in the Los Angeles area, where he earned numerous victories at both trial and summary judgment. Since his time at Lether Law Group, Tom has overseen numerous successful outcomes for the firm’s clients in both state and federal courts and before the Ninth Circuit, and has achieved particular expertise in Commercial General Liability (CGL) coverage disputes, commercial auto and trucking matters (including MCS-90 and Form E coverage), and declaratory relief litigation. Tom is licensed to practice in both Washington and California.
Tom is also an Eagle Scout and United States Marine Corps Reserve veteran. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, world history, camping, off-roading, and exploring the outdoors.