Attorneys

Tom places great value in working closely with clients and building long term relationships. It’s one of the main reasons he cofounded McGuire, Craddock & Strother more than two decades ago. Tom’s national practice includes a wide variety of business litigation in state and federal venues across the country, including commercial disputes, antitrust, employment-related matters, contracts, product liability, fraud, securities claims, creditor and debtor controversies, lender-liability claims, and labor-related litigation. A problem-solver at heart, Tom is equally comfortable in arbitration and mediation.

With broad knowledge of corporate law; estate, trust and probate issues; regulatory matters and litigation, he is routinely called upon to serve as outside counsel for companies and provide advice and analysis on a range of business and personnel matters. In addition, Tom has testified in court proceedings as an expert witness on Texas law. His practical business and legal experience allows him to help clients proactively address issues by assisting in the creation of employee handbooks and document retention and destruction protocols. Tom currently serves as head of the firm’s Employment Law practice group.

Tom is rated AV Preeminent by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell.

Representative Experience

  • Briefing Attorney for the Hon. James L. Noel, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Texas
  • First Lieutenant U.S. Air Force and Texas Air National Guard
  • Dallas Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
    • Employment Section
    • Antitrust Section
    • Securities Section
  • State Bar of Texas
    • Litigation Section
    • Employment Section
    • Antitrust Section
    • Securities Section
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association, held the offices of vice president and director
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, held the offices of president, vice president and director
  • Admitted to Practice: Texas 1972
  • Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation
  • Life Fellow of the Dallas Bar Foundation – founder

Education

  • J.D., University of Texas Law School, 1972
  • B.A., University of Texas, 1968

Court Admissions

United States Supreme Court
U.S. Courts of Appeals for 5th, 10th and 11th Circuits

Honors and Distinctions

  • AV Preeminent by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, 2000 – 2016
  • Legal Leaders/Top Rated Lawyers, ALM and Martindale-Hubbell, recognized 2013 – 2016

Community Activities

  • Elder and Moderator of Steering Council, Highland Park Presbyterian Church
  • Salesmanship Club of Dallas, Life Member
  • Trustee, Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation
  • Committee for a Qualified Judiciary

Speaking and Writing

  • Tom has often spoken to industry groups on various legal topics and has given annual compliance courses on antitrust and employment law.