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thill@reedsmith.com

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Tom is an accomplished and highly regarded management-side employment lawyer, as well as a skilled trial and appellate attorney. He has been lead counsel in more than 600 civil lawsuits filed in 20 different states, and he has first-chaired over 250 adversarial proceedings to decision, including jury and bench trials, arbitrations and various administrative trials and adjudicatory hearings.

Credentials

  • Loyola Law School, 1981, J.D.
  • University of California, Los Angeles, 1976, B.A.

  • California

  • U.S. District Court - Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Awards & Recognition

  • Named to Best Lawyers in America for Litigation - Labor and Employment (2014 - 2018)
  • Named to Best Lawyers in America for Management- Labor Law (2014 - 2018)
  • Recognized by Legal 500 - Labor and Employment Disputes (including Collective Actions: Defense) (2015 - 2018)
  • Named to Super Lawyers for Employment & Labor (1998 - 2018)
  • Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America, Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment (2015)
  • Recognized by Law360 for Excellence in Wage and Hour Litigation (2013 - 2017)
  • Named The Legal 500 Top Tier for Labor and Employment Litigation (2013 - 2017)
  • Named to the Daily Journal's list of Top Labor and Employment Lawyers in California (2012, 2015)
  • Recognized by Chambers USA for Wage and Hour expertise (California, 2011 - 2018)