Thomas H. Dart joined Adams and Reese in 2010 following the firm's expansion into Sarasota. He has been practicing law for over 37 years focusing on commercial litigation, and products liability matters.
Tom represents large and small companies, including physician groups and other healthcare related entities, accounting firms, and a variety of other businesses in litigation matters and risk management issues. He also represents financial institutions in commercial loan workouts, loan restructurings, and lender liability claims. During his career, Tom has also been involved in numerous complex commercial litigation matters, corporate disputes, employment litigation, lender liability cases, and construction claims disputes.
Tom is an AV-rated lawyer by Martindale Hubbell, and has consistently been ranked among Best Lawyers® in various litigation areas of practice. He is a past president of the Sarasota County Bar Association, past chairman of the Florida Bar Grievance Committee for the 12th Judicial Circuit, past Chairman of the Board of Directors for Gulf Coast Legal Services, Inc., and currently serves on both the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Second District Court of Appeals and the Executive Council of The Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Section. Tom is admitted to practice in the state courts of Florida and Colorado as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
His experience includes:
- Numerous complex commercial cases involving multiple parties, and dealing with novel issues of liability.
- Representation of a number of financial institutions in multi-million dollar loan restructures and complex foreclosure matters.
- Representation of a large cardiology practice in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte Counties, as well as a large multi-specialty physicians practice group in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.
- Representation of a major tobacco company in product liability defense cases.
Tom received his J.D. from Stetson University College of Law in 1977, and his B.A. from the University of Florida in 1973.
In his spare time, Tom enjoys snow skiing, golf and college football.