Tom Moore’s civil litigation practice at Smith Freed Eberhard focuses on personal injury and automotive defense matters related to motor vehicle accidents and premises liability. He is licensed to practice in Idaho, Utah, and Washington State.
Prior to joining Smith Freed Eberhard, Tom represented large financial institutions in litigation relating to real estate disputes, including compliance with federal regulations, title claims and mortgage defaults. Tom proved instrumental in negotiating favorable resolutions for clients in over 100 mediations throughout Washington State. At Washington’s 1st Division Court of Appeals, Tom successfully established new case law favorable to his client in a major wrongful foreclosure case titled Leahy v. Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, 190 Wn. App. 1, 359 P.3d 805 (2015).
Tom has also utilized his litigation skills in the criminal arena. As a trial attorney for the Ada County Public Defender’s Office in Boise, Idaho, Tom oversaw cases from inception to trial, and he served as lead counsel on over a dozen jury trials. Whilst managing over 160 open case files at a time, including cases on appeal before the Idaho Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, Tom won his clients numerous “not-guilty” verdicts in both misdemeanor and felony cases.
Additionally, Tom has served as the staff attorney to the Utah Governor’s Office. There, Tom worked closely with the Division of Criminal & Juvenile Justice on judicial nominations and legislative policy. He also personally advised the governor, his cabinet, and his staff on matters of complex legislation, litigation and employment issues.
Prior to earning his Juris Doctor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, Tom served as a judicial intern to Justice Ronald Nehring of the Utah Supreme Court. Tom was responsible for reviewing briefs, drafting memorandums, performing legal research, and drafting judicial opinions. Before his legal career, Tom travelled the country as a self-employed musician playing guitar alongside various jazz, blues, and soul bands.