Tom Sand was the Managing Partner of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn from 1999 through 2008. An attorney with the firm since 1977, he focuses his practice on general trial practice and civil litigation, with emphasis on securities, employment, and other commercial matters. Tom has successfully tried numerous jury cases in several different state and federal courts, and has argued and won appeals in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Oregon Supreme Court, and the Oregon Court of Appeals. In addition, he has handled hundreds of arbitrations and served as an arbitrator under the auspices of self-regulatory organizations in the securities industry. He is also retained as a mediator to assist parties in resolving their disputes.
Various Plaintiffs v. The Archdiocese of Portland — Complex multi-year, multi-party litigation over historical insurance
coverage ultimately resulting in recovery of approximately $75 million
for use in reaching settlements.
Sibley v. Portland Public School District — High profile multi-week jury trial involving alleged "whistle-blowing" on behalf of
special needs children and resulting in defense verdict for state's largest
Sulzer Pumps v. Pacific Indemnity — Complex insurance coverage and environmental litigation in both Oregon and
California arising from Portland Harbor superfund site and obtaining the state's
first recorded anti-suit injunction.
In Re Louisiana-Pacific Corporation Securities Litigation — Served as co-lead trial counsel in nationwide securities fraud class action
arising from the decline in the corporation's stock price after massive
product liability litigation.
In Re Capital Consultants Litigation — Represented several trust funds in litigation against a former investment
advisor accused of criminal wrongdoing in what was, at the time, reported to be
the largest alleged ponzi scheme in the country.