Tom Wood has been a trial and business lawyer for over 16 years. His practice is focused on representing health care providers, contractors, and other businesses. Tom has considerable experience defending physicians in negligence and wrongful death cases, and in representing a variety of health care providers on payment, organizational, and regulatory issues. He's tried and arbitrated dozens of medical, construction, and other commercial claims on both simple and complex issues.
Tom has significant trial, litigation, and arbitration experience in a variety of disciplines, primarily in health care and construction but also product liability, marine, banking and financial services, real estate, transportation, employment, and personal injury. In addition, he has expertise representing clients in business torts involving proprietary and trade secrets claims, copyright and non-competition issues, and other general commercial litigation claims. During his career, Tom has been involved in dozens of jury trials to verdict.
In addition to his extensive litigation and trial practice, Tom regularly represents businesses in their daily transactions and commercial disputes. His specialty is in applying his litigation and tax background to avoid disputes while always being prepared to address disputes should they arise. This experience transfers to all businesses and all people.
Previously, Tom was a partner at Burr & Forman and was in-house counsel for a general aviation manufacturer, where he focused on the company’s national and international product liability defense but also handled various corporate matters. He is an instrument rated private pilot.
Tom regularly writes and speaks to various organizations on current legal issues. Most recently, Tom published an article providing updates to physician members of MASA, which can be viewed here: http://alabamamedicine.org/ He regularly speaks to health care industry groups, including those groups comprised of both administrators and providers.
Tom earned his law degree and masters in tax law from the University of Alabama School of Law. He was a member of the Order of Barristers, the Bench & Bar Legal Honor Society, and the John A. Campbell Moot Court Board, where he was a member of the intellectual property moot court national team. He graduated from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina. He is a lifetime member and former district director of The Citadel Alumni Association and a founding officer and current President of the South Alabama Citadel Club.
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41 W I-65 Service Rd N Ste 187
Mobile, AL 36608
P.O. Box 16561
Mobile, AL 36616
Areas of Practice
Business disputes should be resolved in friendly negotiations or mediation. But when that is not possible or the result is not satisfactory, litigation or arbitration is where these disputes generally get resolved. The decision to accept a potential resolution or litigate is the client's choice. We're prepared either way.
Tom's practice has covered a wide range of industries and issues. Most individuals appropriately seek to avoid lawsuits altogether. Mediation may be an appropriate part of that strategy. But sometimes a lawsuit becomes necessary to defend or prosecute, and Tom is prepared. Tom has a unique perspective on personal injury claims because he has not only represented insurance companies, insureds, and claimants, when he became a victim to a hit and run he was forced to prosecute his claims against his uninsured motorist insurer. As an avid cyclist who has recovered from significant injuries, and someone with a health care law background Tom is comfortable with the many issues arising in personal injury cases of any type.
The health care laws are changing, which have changed the industry, and those changes directly impact individual patients, employers, and health care providers. Tom has represented physicians, patients, surgery centers, hospitals, dialysis clinics, mental health and drug treatment clinics, and pharmacies.
The startup and operation of any business requires legal advice from an attorney who seeks to understand you and your business, all of your goals. Our firm gives you a holistic approach, so your company can get the best competitive advantage. This includes protecting a brand and other intellectual property, whether copyrights, trademarks, patents, or trade secrets.
From heavy industrial to condominiums and single family homes, Tom has been involved in contracting and litigation for just about any time of construction project, representing owners, architects, general contractors and subcontractors. Construction contracting and claims can create many challenges for owners, architects, contractors, and vendors.
Trusts and estate planning
The decision to make a last will and testament is an important one that should not be delayed. From simple wills and powers of attorney to more complex estate and gift planning, Tom can explain the options and work with your team to craft and follow through on your plan, including Probate.
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