Tom is a fourth generation Montanan born in Billings. He attended Montana State University, Bozeman, earning a degree in political science. During college, Tom was privileged to serve a semester internship with United States Senator Conrad Burns in his Washington, D.C. office. After graduating, Tom sought real world experience working a variety of jobs including a stint in Scotland under a British Universities North American Club work visa program.
Upon returning to Montana, Tom received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Montana School of Law in 2001. During law school, he served as the Balfour Fellowship Scholar for the Sigma Chi Fraternity. After law school, he began his practice as an associate attorney for Moulton, Bellingham, Longo and Mather, P.C. in Billings. While at the Moulton Firm, Tom was exposed to a wide ranging civil practice including jury and bench trial experience, bankruptcy practice, commercial law and insurance defense.
In 2005, Tom accepted a position with the United States District Court as Law Clerk/Staff Attorney to Senior District Court Judge Jack Shanstrom. In that position, Tom was fortunate to assist federal judges in the District of Montana and the District of Columbia on a variety of civil and criminal cases in federal court.
Active in community service, Tom has served as past chairperson of the Downtown Billings Association and the Montana State Bar, Bankruptcy Section. Presently, he serves as the Advocate Member of the Yellowstone CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Board of Directors.
Tom is admitted to practice in Montana in both state and federal courts. He is engaged in the civil practice of law with a focus on representing injured Montanans in workers’s compensation and personal injury cases.
Outside the practice of law, Tom enjoys spending time outdoors enjoying Montana with his wife and two young daughters.