Tom Warburton has appeared in state and federal courts across the country, and has tried a wide variety of cases to verdict or final judgment. He has significant arbitration experience, first chair trial experience in both state and federal court, and has been recognized by Alabama Super Lawyers, Benchmark Litigation, and the Birmingham Magazine. He has tried cases and arbitrated representing both those asserting claims as well as the parties defending against them, and has prevailed on behalf of both.

Tom handles cases across the country, and has litigated and arbitrated in dozens of venues from Alabama to Arizona. Tom has also litigated international disputes.

While he has litigated and tried cases to successful result for clients in a number of industries, Tom’s practice has concentrated in recent years on cases relating to product design and manufacture (product liability), commercial and business disputes, litigation relating to natural resources (coal, oil and gas, and timber) and real property (landowner use rights, ownership disputes, construction, and property taxation).

By virtue of his experience in litigating natural resources disputes, Tom is familiar with coal and natural gas extraction, and the regulatory framework governing these industries. He chairs the firm's Natural Resources Industry Team, and has tried cases regarding mineral rights, oil and gas, land use (zoning and other restrictions), as well as other matters relating to mining and natural resource extraction.

Additionally, he is experienced in the following:

  • Trade Secret and Protective Order Issues
  • Expert Witness Development and Challenges
  • Corporate Witness Preparation, Presentation, and Examination
  • Depositions and Witness Interviews and Development
  • Management of Regional Portfolios of Cases
  • Coordination of Cases with Nationwide Counsel