Tom Quinlan is an experienced trial lawyer who has been in practice for nearly three decades, handling litigation in both State and Federal Courts. His work has encompassed complex civil litigation in diverse areas of the law including bankruptcy, land use, personal injury, probate, securities, construction contracts, real estate, and environmental clean-up disputes.
Tom is also regularly in juvenile court representing a local non-profit that provides services to Unaccompanied Refugee Minors, many of whom are victims of trafficking. While Tom has litigated hundreds of cases to judges, juries and through arbitration, he has also negotiated settlements in excess of a million dollars and has worked with numerous business owners to develop strategies to avoid costly litigation.
For over a decade, Tom has served the courts of Pierce County as a Judge Pro Tem and arbitrator, presiding over civil, criminal, and complex family law disputes.
A Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve Judge Advocate General Corps at Joint Base Lewis-McCord, Tom is currently Deputy Commander of a Legal Operations Detachment. With a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, Tom is recognized as a skilled leader.
A Past President of the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, Tom was also a founding member of the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Foundation, a non-profit organized for the purpose of raising funds to support the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association’s Volunteer Legal Services program.
Tom has represented clients in mediation, arbitration, and court or jury trials.