F. THOMAS EDWARDS

“There’s nothing ‘cookie cutter’ about the way I approach my work. My clients know that I’m going to work with them collaboratively and strategically to make sure we have a plan for their case which is aligned with their business objectives.”

BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE

Tom Edwards is a shareholder with extensive experience advising clients on litigation. His work on complex business and commercial litigation includes handling breach of contract claims, disputes between business partners, collections, insurance disputes, deficiency actions, receiverships, and business dissolution matters. Advising on real estate disputes, he has represented clients with regard to evictions, easements and access disputes, landlord-tenant disputes (both commercial and residential), and disputes related to property management and maintenance.

Tom also handles a full range of employment litigation matters, including disputes arising out of wage and hour issues, discrimination and hostile work environment claims, union grievances, trade secrets, and non-competition matters. Tom’s clients include banks, real estate developers, medical providers, and property management companies, among others.

Additionally, Tom is an NFL Players Association Certified Player Agent specializing in NFL prospect and player contract negotiations, endorsements, sponsorships, corporate partnerships, personal brand protection, related business and charity formation, and other player agent-related legal services. Tom leads the Firm’s sports practice through a specialized division of the Firm, HD Sports Agency.

Tom served as a law clerk for the Arizona Office of Homeland Security, the Pima County Attorney’s Office, and the Honorable James C. Carruth, Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona.

While earning his undergraduate degree, Tom also played football for the Arizona Wildcats.

Practice Groups:

Commercial Litigation
Employment Law
Sports & Entertainment

Bar and Court Admissions:

State Bar of Nevada
State Courts of Nevada
United States District Court of the District of Nevada
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States Supreme Court

Education:

J.D., University of Arizona College of Law, Cum Laude
Bachelor of Science in Finance, University of Arizona, Magna Cum Laude

Memberships and Affiliations:

State Bar of Nevada
Served 12 years on the Clark County Bar Association
Southern Nevada Disciplinary Board of the State Bar
NFLPA Certified Player Agent
CFLPA Certified Player Agent

Recognitions:

Thomas received the AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, which is given to fewer than 5 percent of attorneys. He has also been recognized by Nevada Business Magazine as Legal Elite and by Super Lawyers Magazine as a Mountain States Super Lawyer.

Please contact Thomas for more information about how to efficiently resolve your legal issues.