Tom graduated cum laude with a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Washington in 1980 and from the University of Washington School of Law in 1984. He initially joined the Pierce County prosecutor’s office in Washington State. Since 1988, he has been in private practice, where he became an associate in the Seattle office of a Portland, OR firm. In March 1992, he became a named shareholder of the predecessor firm Eklund Rockey Stratton, P.S. His litigation practice focuses on defense of insurance producers, real estate brokers and agents and attorney defense. He also defends claims involving construction defects and serious personal injury.
In his free time, he enjoys snow and water skiing with his family.
Court upheld Summary Judgment dismissal on lack of duty & assumption of risk.
Court upheld preinjury waiver and release.
Court concluded agent not proximate cause of carrier's loss.
Agent not liable for insured's lack of coverage.
Agent did not violate duty to insured.
Agent had no duty to notify insured of policy cancellation.