Tom is an avid bird watcher, conservationist and accomplished outdoorsman.
Alabama Appleseed Center for Law & Justice, Brewer-Torbert Public Service Award, 2007 Alabama Commission on Higher Education, Commendation Alabama Region of the National Conference for Community and Justice Brotherhood & Sisterhood Award for Outstanding Community Service, 2000 Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers, Business/Corporate, 2009 Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® Corporate Law, 1983–2017 Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Securities Law, 1995–2006 Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2007–2017 Tax Law, 1983–2017 "Lawyer of the Year," Birmingham, Corporate Law, 2009 Listed in Chambers USA Corporate/Commercial, 2006–2008 (Star Individual) Corporate/M&A, 2003–2005 Birmingham Bar, "Outstanding Lawyer of the Year," 2001 Birmingham Bar, Award for Public Service, 1998 Birmingham-Southern College, Medal of Honor, 1992 Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scouts Award Humanitarian of the Year, 1997 Jacksonville State University, Commendation Multiple Sclerosis Society, "Legacy of Leadership Award," 2008 State of Alabama, Commendation Yale Law School, Thurman Arnold Appellate Competition Prize, 1954 Company reorganization and sale Reorganization and sale of Blount, Inc. Creation and subsequent sale of business Creation and sale of business, Continental Conveyor. Formation, IPO and subsequent sale of business Business formation, IPO and sale of Pasquale's. Formation, IPO and subsequent sale of business Business formation, IPO and sale of Relife.