Lawyer profile for USA 2021
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First Amendment Litigation - USA - Nationwide
"Tom is the go-to media and First Amendment lawyer in Texas. He is an expert in the field, extremely easy to work with and highly respected in both the federal and state courts. His advice is invariably sound and his judgment and litigation skills are outstanding."
Litigation: Appellate - Texas
"He's the perfect combination of tremendous intellect and the most gentlemanly and honorable human being." "He is extremely good and a very meticulous lawyer who provides good, uncluttered briefs."
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Co-Chair, V&E Appellate Practice Group. Experience in state and federal appeals and trials, including commercial, tort, energy, securities, intellectual property, church property, and healthcare litigation, and class actions. Represents publishers and broadcasters in all aspects of media litigation and counseling.
Admitted to practice, Texas, 1979. Joined Vinson & Elkins, 1992.
American Law Institute; American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, Media Law Resource Center; Editorial Board, Communications Lawyer; State Bar of Texas Appellate Council; Texas Supreme Court Historical Society Board; NALP Foundation Board.
Numerous articles and/or CLE presentations for Media Law Resource Center, ABA Forum Committee on Communications Law, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and State Bar of Texas
Yale College, BA History, 1976 (Summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa); Yale Law School, JD, 1979; clerk to Robert M. Hill, US District Judge for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas, 1979-80.