In addition to his active practice, Tom also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Northwestern Law School where he teaches Patent Trial Practice. Tom is a contributing author of the Patent Trial Advocacy Casebook, Second Edition, published in 2010 by the ABA and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.
From 2005 to 2015, Tom has been annually selected as an "Illinois Super Lawyer." The Super Lawyers lists represent the top 5 percent of attorneys in each state. These attorneys are selected through peer nominations and evaluations, and third-party research by Thomson Reuters. Tom was also named to the Leading Lawyers Network. Based upon peer nominations and approval by the network's Advisory Board, only the top lawyers are nominated and eligible for membership in the Leading Lawyers Network.
Tom earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kansas in 1989, where he was selected for membership in the Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu Engineering Honor Societies. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Kansas in 1992. Tom graduated Order of the Coif and was an Associate Editor of the Law Review.
Tom is a registered patent attorney and is admitted to practice in the state of Illinois. He is also admitted to practice before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and numerous federal district courts.
Tom practices in the Chicago office of Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.