At Coates Frey Tanimoto & Gibson, AAL, LLLC, Tom focuses on family law litigation, including divorce, child custody and support, post-decree enforcement, adoptions, guardianships, and paternity matters.
After becoming eligible to practice law in all Hawaii State Courts, Tom served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Colleen K. Hirai where he assisted the court by reviewing cases regarding trusts, estates, guardianships, and conservatorships.
Following his clerk ship, Tom worked as an associate with Bronster Crabtree Hoshibata concentrating on estate and trust litigation and civil litigation, often which he had a solo practice for several years.
In his free time, he has frequently appeared on Olelo Community Television.
Tom attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the University of Hawaii and St. Thomas University School of Law where he obtained his J.D. He is a proud graduate of Iolani School.
In 2018, he was a Fellow for the HSBA Leadership Institute as well as Family Law Section Chair.
He is currently a member of the Hawaii Board of Bar Examiners.