Originally from Marshall, Minnesota Tom graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1987 and Drake University Law School in 1990. He started his legal career with the Nilles Law Firm in Fargo, North Dakota, but the opportunity to work more closely with clients, the personal touch of a smaller firm, and the lure of the lakes drew him to Alexandria in 1996.
Since joining Swenson Lervick, Tom has focused his practice on employment law matters (he is one of the few MSBA-certified Labor and Employment Law Specialists in greater Minnesota). But, he also serves as the city attorney for the cities of Alexandria, Parkers Prairie and Starbuck, and he handles other litigation matters for many other clients.
“Time flies when you get to work with great clients, attorneys and staff like ours!” Tom says.
Tom and his wife, Joni, have three adult sons, a Yellow Lab and a Curly Coated Retriever. To add to their small canine zoo, they also cared for their son’s rescue dog while their son was deployed to Qatar.