Tom graduated from Harvey Mudd College with a degree in engineering and then from the University of Arizona College of Law, where he was an editor of the Arizona Law Review. He is licensed to practice law in Arizona and also by the United States Patent Office to procure and litigate patents. Before private practice, Tom was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Susan A. Ehrlich at the Arizona Court of Appeals. Tom is a member of the Young Lawyers Division and the Intellectual Property Section of the Arizona Bar. Tom currently serves as a Member-At-Large of YLD and as its IP Section Liaison for the 2011-2013 term. Tom has lectured at several educational institutions in Phoenix, has provided expert commentary in news media, and was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2013, 2014, and 2015.