Tom is a retired attorney from the law firm Gordon & Rees, where he served as managing partner of the Raleigh office. Tom’s practice included defense of food, agricultural chemical and pharmaceutical companies and he was the firm’s General Counsel. Tom grew up outside of Fresno, California, graduated from UCLA and was involved in an agricultural family. He currently serves as a volunteer with the Wake County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program, Vice-President of the Gardeners of Wake County and President-Elect for the Rotary Club of Raleigh.
J.D. UC Hastings College of Law