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Thomas O. Gaillard, III
Preeminent Martindale Hubbell


Member of the Firm

A lawyer in private practice for 25 years, Tom has worked on a diverse array of cases with a focus on civil defense litigation and trial work. This work includes product liability defense, medical and professional liability defense, personal injury and wrongful death, toxic tort litigation, premises liability and other general tort defense cases.

Areas of Focus

Tom maintains an active civil trial and appellate practice in federal and state courts. His practice focuses on the defense of individuals, companies, and governmental entities in a variety of legal disputes. A significant part of Tom’s practice is the defense of governmental entities and their employees. Tom represents cities and law enforcement officers in claims related to federal statute 42 U.S.C. section 1983, which allows someone to file suit against a governmental entity or individual governmental actor if they violate a person’s constitutional rights. These cases are primarily tried in federal court.

Tom is also experienced in employment law—he counsels clients on questions related to this area of the law and handles employment litigation for employers. Tom also advises corporate clients in matters related to real estate and other corporate transactional issues.

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