Hudson Cook LLP

Thomas Hudson

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Practice Areas

Automotive and Personal Property Finance and Leasing


Tom was a founding partner of Hudson Cook, and now serves the firm in an Of Counsel capacity. He has practiced consumer financial services law since 1973. He has focused his practice on matters relating to vehicle financing and leasing. He is the former CEO of, LLC, and is the Senior Editor of CARLAW®, a monthly subscription service that reports legal developments in the auto finance and lease business.

Professional Memberships

Past President, American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers; Lifetime Achievement Award, 2009;

Founding Member and Counsel to the National Association of Dealer Counsel, 2004 to present;

Chair, Subcommittee on Personal Property Finance, Consumer Financial Services Committee, Business Law Section, American Bar Association, 1991-95; Vice Chair, 1988-91.


CARLAW® F&I Legal Desk Book, 1st - 8th Editions;

CARLAW® IV - The Federal Government's War on Car Dealers, 2017;

CARLAW® III - Reloaded, May 2010;

CARLAW® II - Street Legal, January 2008;

CARLAW® - April 2006.