Tom joined WILL at its founding in the summer of 2011. He graduated magna cum laude from Marquette Law School in 2009 and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from UW-Milwaukee. During law school, he interned at the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin Supreme Court. He also served as an editor of the Marquette Law Review and a volunteer tax preparer.
Tom was WILL’s Deputy Counsel and Litigation Manager, overseeing WILL’s growing docket of court cases and coordinating the organization’s team of attorneys. He specialized in open government law, tax incremental financing, and free speech.
Prior to joining WILL, Tom worked as a law clerk for Justice Michael J. Gableman on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as a tax consultant for Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, s.c., and as a research assistant for Marquette Law School’s dean, Joseph Kearney. He is currently an adjunct professor at Wisconsin Lutheran College, teaching an undergraduate business law course.
Tom lives in Port Washington with his wife and two children. He enjoys giving back to his community, having served on the Village of Saukville’s Public Safety Committee and on the board of Musical Masquers, a theater company based in West Bend. He has both performing and directing credits in community theater and sings in his church’s choir.
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