Tom was admitted to the Wisconsin Bar in 1975 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin Law School. Tom has served in private practice in Madison, Wisconsin continuously since his admission to the bar. 

Tom concentrates his practice on providing legal services to individuals and clients who require assistance in a diverse variety of legal matters, including family law, estate planning, probate, business organizations, criminal and traffic. In addition to counseling with clients on legal issues, Tom has conducted jury and bench trials, representing clients in divorce and family law matters, criminal, probate, personal injury, business, traffic, contract, real estate, land use, real estate assessments, and zoning disputes. His appellate experience involves oral arguments in the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and Wisconsin Supreme Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Tom has been named as a Top Lawyer by Madison Magazine in the areas of Divorce Law and Family Law.

Tom is an Eagle Scout and also a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Bar Admissions

  • State of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin


  • University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D.
  • University of Wisconsin, B.A.

Professional Association and Memberships

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Dane County Bar Association
Tom at the family cabin in Canada

Tom at the family cabin in Canada

Tom was born in West Hempstead, New York and moved to Milwaukee during high school in 1966. Tom and his high school sweetheart wife of 42 years, Mary Brush, live in their near west side home. They have lived in that home since 1976 where they raised their two adult children, Matt and Alyson. Mary was a Madison middle school teacher for 37 years.     

Tom came to UW Madison as an undergraduate in 1968. He never left Madison after his arrival because of the many friends he has made, the lakes, restaurants, university, and proximity to the outdoors activities just outside of the city.

Tom is an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoys golf, skiing, guitar, building things, and quiet reading. Besides traveling with Mary, free time is spent at a beach cottage on Lake Michigan and a cabin he built on a remote four acre family island on a headwaters lake in Canada.