Tom Moser has been a trial lawyer for more than 39 years. He has focused on plaintiff personal injury, commercial litigation, land use law, governmental relations, and criminal defense. Tom is a former member of the Washington State Association for Justice (formerly WSTLA) Board of Governors. He was the elected Prosecuting Attorney for both Skagit and San Juan counties. In the area of personal injury work, Tom represents injured people in a wide variety of tort claims, including wrongful death claims. He limits his criminal defense practice to representing people accused of serious felony crimes. In the area of land use and environmental law, Tom represents both landowners and citizens who are concerned with proposed developments. He has represented a number of landowners involved in significant development projects.
Tom graduated from Gonzaga Law School in 1976. Previously, he graduated from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with a Masters in Public Administration. While attending GWU Tom was a Staff Assistant in the U. S. House of Representatives for Congressman Mike McCormack (D-WA). During his undergraduate education at Central Washington University Tom worked as an intern for State Representative Sid Morrison in the Washington State Legislature.
Tom was voted by his peers as Super Lawyer in 2001 through 2005 and in 2007 by Washington Law & Politics Magazine. He is rated by his fellow lawyers through the venerable Martindale Hubbell peer rating service with its highest “AV – Pre-Eminent” rating for legal ability and ethical standards. The Skagit County Bar Association presented Tom with the Professionalism Award, Hugh R. Ridgway Memorial in 2004. In 2010 the Washington State Bar Association presented Tom with the Local Hero Award. He is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars on a variety of legal topics. Tom is also an Advocate with the National College of Advocacy, ATLA.
Tom is a veteran, having served in the United State Army from 1967 to 1969 in the infantry as a Sargent E 5 and was honorably discharged.
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— Sandy and Dave Strauss