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Tom's practice has allowed him to work on a wide variety of commercial and civil litigation and other matters, including collection, bankruptcy, employment, insurance defense, real estate development and leasing, personal injury, as well as securities, general business and corporate law. Tom is rated "AV" by his peers and by local judges through the Martindale Hubbell rating process.

Tom is periodically asked to present on real estate related issues to interested groups such as other attorneys, realtors and surveyors and has authored and coauthored articles on Idaho foreclosure law, boundary dispute law and easement law.

To pay for college at Boise State University, Tom earned money by serving in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. Tom was called up to active duty while in college and served as a U.S. Marine Sergeant in Operation Desert Storm, participating as a gunner and tank commander of an M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank in a tank battle on the outskirts of Kuwait City.

Tom served as Chairperson of the firm's Litigation Practice Group from 2013 to 2018, and is currently the Chairperson of the Technology Committee. In 2016, the partners of Givens Pursley selected Tom as a member of the Management/Executive Committee of Givens Pursley LLP, and he continues to serve in that capacity.

When not working, Tom spends time with his wife and four boys. They enjoy camping, fishing and hiking the wild places of Idaho.

Contact & Links


  • 601 West Bannock Street
    P.O. Box 2720
    Boise, ID 83702

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Commercial Litigation


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