Tom was a founding partner of the
He is included in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the practice area of Financial Services Regulation Law and named the Best Lawyers© 2015 Baltimore Financial Services Regulation Law "Lawyer of the Year."
He is a past President of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers and in 2009 was presented with that organization's Lifetime Achievement Award. Tom is a past Chair of the American Bar Association Consumer Financial Services Committee's Personal Property Finance Subcommittee. He is outside general counsel to the National Automotive Finance Association. His clients include captive foreign and domestic auto finance companies, major banks and independent finance companies, trade associations and many companies who supply services to the auto finance and lease industry. He is a member of the Governing Board of the Conference of Consumer
Tom is also author of many books including CARLAW® - A Southern Attorney Delivers HUMOROUS PRACTICAL LEGAL ADVICE on Car Sales and Financing, CARLAW® II - Street Legal, CARLAW® F&I Legal Desk Book - 363 Things to Know about Auto Dealer Finance, 7th Edition, CARLAW® III - Reloaded, and CARLAW® IV - The Federal Government's War on Car Dealers.