After clerking for the Honorable Judge William Garrard at the Indiana Court of Appeals, Tom opened his private practice in 1974 in Lebanon, Indiana. He worked as Boone County Chief Deputy Prosecutor, part time, from 1975 through 1978. Tom’s practice areas include family law, criminal defense, estate planning, business consultation, litigation, municipal law, and real estate. In 2024 he joined the firm of Taylor, Minnette, Schneider & Clutter as an Of Counsel member.
Education and Memberships
Tom received his B.A. from Indiana University, Bloomington in 1968 and in 1974 his J.D., Cum Laude, from Indiana School of Law-Indianapolis. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Indiana and in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. He is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, the Indiana Bar Association Family Law Section and is a member and past president of the Boone County Bar Association. Tom is a current member of the Indiana Supreme Court Character and Fitness Committee.
Family and Community Involvement
Tom has served as president of the Lebanon Public Library Board and of the Lebanon Parks Board. In 1984 Tom helped establish Habitat for Humanity of Boone County and served on its board as president. He is currently a member of the Oak Hill Cemetery Board. He enjoys spending his free time with family, reading, birding, carving, and fly-fishing in Wyoming. Tom and his wife, Chris, have two adult children, five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. They live in Lebanon with a large golden retriever, a small CKC spaniel, and an elderly rescue cat.