Thomas M. Contois

Thomas M. Contois

Phelps Dunbar LLP

Recognized since 2020

Raleigh, North Carolina

Practice Areas

Insurance Law

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For nearly 20 years, Tom has represented insurance carriers in coverage and bad faith disputes in trial courts and arbitrations throughout the U.S. His practice focuses primarily on first-party commercial property, inland marine and builder's risk coverages. Tom also advises carriers with respect to their obligations and the coverage issues presented by a variety of third-party liability policies. He counsels carriers on and litigates issues arising under commercial general liability policies, errors and omissions policies, pollution legal liability policies, employment practices liability policies and excess and umbrella coverages.

In addition to coverage issues, Tom's work with carriers has frequently included defending against bad faith and other extra-contractual claims.

Contact & Links


  • GlenLake One, Suite 530
    4141 ParkLake Avenue
    Raleigh, NC 27612


  • Duke University, A.B., graduated 1986
  • Duke University, J.D., graduated 1986

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, North Carolina
  • South Carolina, South Carolina
  • District of Columbia, District of Columbia


  • Loss Executives Association - Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Insurance Law Section - Member
  • Property Loss Research Bureau - Member
  • South Carolina Bar, Torts and Insurance Practice Section - Member

Phelps Dunbar LLP
Headquarters: New Orleans, Louisiana

159 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

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

  • Insurance Law


  • Insurance Law, The Best Lawyers in America (2019-2020)

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