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Jeffrey J. Tom

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Summary

Jeff has been recognized to the Rising Stars list by Texas Super Lawyers each year since 2015. He brings more than 15 years of experience as a trial lawyer to every case. Before law school, Jeff built a strong foundation in business and information technology by earning a management information systems (MIS) degree, working for Dell computer company, and working as an international IT consultant in Romania and India.

Profile

Jeff Tom is a named partner with Martin Cukjati & Tom, LLP. He is licensed to practice in all state courts in Texas and the United States District Courts Southern and Western Districts. He is a civil litigation attorney representing individuals and businesses in all aspects of business lawsuits, construction lawsuits, employment lawsuits, and serious personal injury lawsuits. As a central part of his practice, Jeff represents clients in breach of contract, breach of lease agreements, employment disputes, wrongful termination, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective actions, construction disputes, class actions, and serious personal injury lawsuits.

He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems in 2002. He graduated from the University of Texas early, in just three years. During college, Jeff was selected for a multi-year internship with tech giant Dell. He earned his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center in 2006.

Jeff Tom grew up in Boerne, Texas and graduated from Boerne High School. In high school, he built information technology (IT) infrastructure and accounting systems for a local company, Omtex Systems, Inc. After college, Jeff joined a subsidiary of Stewart Title as an international information technology consultant. While working and living in Romania and India, Jeff led an international development team to implement a complex software program designed to establish and verify land ownership in Romania.

Jeff gained real-world business experience by working at Omtex, Dell, and Stewart, which formed the foundation for his legal practice. As a result, he knows firsthand the difficulties and pressures of managing teams, large or small, and making the fundamental, bottom-line decisions that business clients are faced with every day. Understanding the business challenges and pressures provides him with unique insight into his cases. Having worked in business worldwide, Jeff has the experience needed to help his clients win.

Jeff is a member of the State Bar of Texas, San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, and Texas Trial Lawyers Association. In addition, he has been selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars for Business Litigation every year since 2015.

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center, Juris Doctor, 2006

  • The University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems, 2002

    • Multi-year internship with Dell

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Texas

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas

  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association

  • Take a Case Community Justice Program

Professional Awards