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Thomas Wood

Thomas M. Wood

Partner - Mobile, Alabama
PH: (251) 345-8203
Fax: (251) 706-2412
Email: Thomas
PH: (251) 345-8204
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Tom is a partner in the firm’s litigation and health care sections. His practice is focused on representing health care providers, contractors, financial service providers, product manufacturers, and other small businesses. Tom has considerable experience defending physicians in negligence and wrongful death cases, and in representing a variety of health care providers on payment, organizational, and regulatory issues.

Tom has significant trial, litigation, and arbitration experience in a variety of disciplines, including primarily health care but also, product liability, construction matters. In addition, he has expertise representing clients in business torts involving proprietary and trade secrets claims, copyright and non-competition issues, and other general commercial litigation claims. During his career, Tom has been involved in dozens or jury trials to verdict.

In addition to his extensive litigation and trial practice, Tom regularly represents businesses in their daily transactions and commercial disputes. His specialty resides in representing companies and their owners and management in the health care services, construction, and manufacturing industries, applying his litigation and tax background to avoid disputes while always being prepared to address disputes should they arise.

Before joining Burr & Forman, Tom was in-house counsel for a general aviation manufactur...

  • Health Care:
  • Advised physicians on issues arising from audits by Medicare’s Recovery Audit Contractors (RAC Audits).
  • Advised health care provider on HIPAA issues arising from internal suspicion of a violation.
  • Advised physicians on issues in dispute with her practice group, in litigation.
  • Advised physicians in contract negotiations work healthcare corporate groups.
  • Defended health care providers, including physicians and clinics, against plaintiffs alleging medical malpractice.
  • Torts/Personal Injury, Product Liability and Insurance:
  • Defended property owner sued for wrongful death from electrocution on the premises.
  • Defended numerous product manufacturers who were sued in the first case filed in federal court in Mobile for alleged wood dust exposure causing sino-nasal cancer.
  • Defended trucking company and injured driver in multi-car pile-up involving multiple deaths, and then recovered for the client's injured driver for his personal injuries.
  • Defended aviation products and FAA Certified Repair Station in multiple death, multiple-injury cases in various cases around the world.
  • Defended national retailer in various personal injury matters involving flammable chemicals and motor vehicle accidents.
  • Defended life insurance companies in bad faith litigation.
  • Represented an aircraft owner adverse to an avionics manufacturer and an FAA Certified Repair Station that installed and maintained the products.
  • Commercial Litigation and Advice:
  • Advised franchisees related to franchise agreements, terms, risks and benefits
  • Advised new and expanding businesses in organizational questions affecting the business, its relationships and tax implications.
  • Defended a real estate developer against multiple preconstruction purchasers of a condominium development, involving claims of federal and state law violations and breach of contract.
  • Defended developer in condominium construction defect cases.
  • Pursued subrogation claims against marine manufacturers for an insurer of a vessel that exploded and burned to a total loss.
  • Pursued claims for owners and purchasers against real estate developers, for federal and state law violations and breach of contract.
  • Defended payment claims made by suppliers and subcontractors against general contractor and surety involving various commercial construction projects.
  • Defended music label, distributors, producers, writers and artists on copyright infringement claims.
  • Defended and pursued multiple payment claims against owner and general contractor, involving industrial construction project.
  • Financial Services:
  • Defended national banking associations in UCC claims by account-holders and claimants to deposited funds.
  • Arbitration and trial defense of financial services provider that financing the plaintiff's car purchase.
  • Represented corporate trustee in various trust matters.
  • Defended escrow agent against claimants to escrow funds, involving hundreds of claimants and disputes between the escrow agent and owner/developer.


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