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Thomas W. Werner

Thomas W.
Werner

Shareholder

"Our clients are top performers. They expect nothing less from us."

Practices

Defense and Insurance Coverage, Employment and Workforce Management

THOMAS (“TOM”) W. WERNER, shareholder, is a member of our Defense and Insurance Coverage group. An experienced litigator, Tom has defended attorneys, social workers, and other professionals in malpractice actions. He also has defended staffing agencies and schools against discrimination, whistleblowers, wage and hour claims, and claims involving non-competition and trade secret misappropriation, the designs of architects, and adult foster care and nursing homes in personal injury actions.

Before joining the firm, Tom spent seven years handling commercial litigation and product liability actions in the automotive industry.

Tom graduated with honors from the Indiana University School of Law—Bloomington. There he served as Notes and Comments Editor to the Federal Communications Law Journal. He also served as clerk to the City of Bloomington legal department where he aided in municipal litigation before multiple courts, including the Indiana Supreme Court.

A published author, Tom has made several professional presentations and has conducted seminars on how to communicate and draft contracts to avoid litigation.

Tom is admitted to practice before all state courts in the State of Michigan, and before the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Michigan, the Western District of Michigan, the Western District of Pennsylvania, and the Northern District of Indiana. Michigan Super Lawyers named him a Rising Star.

Tom is chairman of the board of directors for Michigan Youth Arts which provides opportunities for young people to participate in choral, instrumental, visual, film, dance, and written arts.

Education

Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, Juris Doctor, with honors, 2004

Eastern Michigan University, B.S. in Political Science and Creative Writing, with honors, 1999

 

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association

Oakland County Bar Association

 

Recognition

“A Round “PEG” for a Round Hole: Advocating for the Town of Oyster Bay’s Public Access Channel Restrictions” 56 Fed. Comm. L.J. 239, 2003

“Getting the Guerilla off PEG’s Back: In Search of a Narrow Definition of Noncommercial for Public Access Programming” J. Mun. Telecom. Policy, summer 2004