HOA Law, General Counsel, Insurance Coverage, Construction Defect Litigation, Policies
“Providing first-rate customer service and sound legal advice is the backbone of VF-Law’s philosophy. Our team’s experience, knowledge base, and tenacity provide exceptional service tailored to our client’s needs.”
Relatable, empathetic, meticulous, competitive, and forward-thinking are core attributes of Tom’s leadership style and legal practice. As the firm’s Managing Partner, he openly invites clients and counsel to contact him anytime, regardless of the circumstance. His legal practice focuses on HOAs, revising governing documents, advising on realistic goals for clients, complex construction defect litigation, and insurance coverage. Providing apt and coherent counsel is a passion for Tom. His perspective centers around personal attention to each client and the intricacies of their case. Throughout his career, Tom has recovered tens of millions of dollars for his clients, primarily for necessary repairs concerning construction defect cases.
Tom’s experience spans more than 25 years in the HOA space. His wealth of knowledge helps identify what matters are worth pursuing and what choices can lead to successful litigation. This mindset helps clients understand the legal structure and viable business options and creates a collaborative environment that prioritizes client goals. Tom also thrives in complex matters concerning specific issues requiring meticulous research and preparation, where his acute attention to detail helps clients reach favorable verdicts or settlements.
Tom’s professional methodology is driven by advice given by his father, “You don’t get what you deserve; you get what you negotiate.” He is exceptional at navigating relationships, determining the path to successful outcomes, and finding a resolution to complicated issues.
When he is out of the office, Tom enjoys participating in marathons and triathlons. He also enjoys swimming, running, biking, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
- Pepperdine Caruso School of Law, J.D., 1993
- University of Maryland, B.A., English, 1990
- Oregon State Bar
- California State Bar
- Washington State Bar
- United States District Court for the District of Oregon
- United States District Court for the Central District of California