Tom Warburton is a trial lawyer that litigates antitrust, business, construction, civil rights, insurance, mineral rights, negligence, product liability, land use, real property, tax, and wrongful termination cases to verdict or final judgment. He has significant arbitration experience, as well as first-chair trial experience in both state and federal court. He has represented both those asserting claims, as well as the parties defending against them, and has prevailed on behalf of both at trial and in arbitration.
Tom handles cases across the country and has litigated and arbitrated in dozens of venues from Alabama to Arizona, as well as litigated international disputes.
While he has achieved successful results for clients in a number of industries, his practice has been concentrated in recent years on cases related to product design and manufacture (product liability), commercial and business disputes, natural resources (coal, oil and gas, and timber), and real property (landowner use rights, ownership disputes, construction, and property taxation).
Tom is familiar with coal and natural gas extraction, and the regulatory framework governing these industries. He participates as a member of the Alabama Coal Association on behalf of the firm. His product liability experience has primarily related to tire and vehicle defect litigation, resulting in his familiarity with the engineering work associated with product design and manufacture, as well as vehicle dynamics and accident reconstruction. Tom and other members of the firm serve as regional counsel for Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, defending product liability cases for the company in multiple states.