Born: Columbus, Ohio, July, 1967
Arizona State University, B.A., English, 1996.
Capital University Law School, J.D., 2001
Admissions and Memberships:
Arizona State Bar Association
All Arizona State Courts
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
Fee Arbitration Committee
Ohio State Bar Association, inactive
82nd Airborne Alumni
Tom was a medic in the 82nd Airborne, US Army, from 1987 to 1990, and he deployed to Honduras during the invasion by the Sandinistas. In 1991, Tom returned to active duty for Desert Storm. Tom then joined the Navy Reserve, where he was assigned to a Marine Corps Company as a Corpsman. During this time, Tom obtained his Bachelors in English at ASU. It was also at this time that he met his wife.
Tom and Rachel married before he attended Law School at Capital University. In Law School, Tom was on the Dean’s list every year, and he earned two concentrations, including one in Dispute Resolution. Following Law School, Tom and Rachel returned to the valley, because he loves the desert southwest, and especially the food. Tom is an active member of the Arizona State Bar Fee Arbitration Committee, arbitrating fee disputes between attorneys and their clients.
Tom is the owner of Cesta Legal at Gateway
in Mesa, Arizona. He and Rachel live in Gilbert with their four children, two boys and two girls.