Tom Pack represents businesses in product liability matters and in other complex business litigation. He helps clients navigate all stages of the litigation process throughout many forums, including federal and state courts, mediation, and arbitration. Tom has extensive experience with discovery, including eDiscovery, and has prepared successful dispositive motions in several matters. He also maintains an active pro bono practice in the civil rights and immigration law fields, with an emphasis on representing LGBTQ+ asylum seekers. Before joining Maslon, Tom was a litigator in the San Francisco office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.

Tom graduated from Stanford Law School in 2012, where he was editor-in-chief of the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. While at Stanford, Tom served as president of the Native American Law Students Association, and he is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. Tom earned his bachelor's degree in political science from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. He was named the university's top graduating senior and was the recipient of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship.

Prior to law school, Tom gained extensive experience in a variety of capacities relating to rural and American Indian/Alaska Native health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Selected Experience

  • Represents global leading medical device manufacturer in several external medical device tort matters in California state court and in various federal courts throughout the country.
  • SRI, Inc. v. Seapine Software, Inc., 3:16-cv-07353 (N.D. Cal.). Defended patent infringement claim, including substantial invalidity discovery, and secured favorable settlement.
  • Kienholz v. Woodside Homes of Minnesota, Inc. (Minn. D. Ct. 86-cv-16-149). Secured full dismissal of all claims in a construction defect case; also secured dismissal of appeal.
  • Represented homebuyer in confidential arbitration proceedings and ancillary Minnesota district court litigation, in which the homebuyer alleged fraudulent nondisclosure of various defects in the home. Secured favorable arbitration award on the merits and subsequent settlement. 
  • Bostic v. Schaefer, 2:13-cv-00395 (E.D. Va.), 14-1167 (4th Cir.). Represented the Plaintiffs in the lawsuit which successfully challenged Virginia’s constitutional and statutory bans on same-sex marriage, which served as a predicate case for invalidating similar bans throughout the Fourth Circuit.  

Professional Activities

American Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association
Defense Research Institute: Young Lawyers Committee; Drug & Medical Device Committee
Minnesota Lavender Bar Association
National Native American Bar Association: Young Lawyers Committee
RECLAIM: Board of Directors 2017-2019

Recognition

Up & Coming Attorney, Minnesota Lawyer, 2018

North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2017 (North Star Lawyer is a designation that recognizes members who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services in a calendar year.)

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Bar Admissions
Minnesota, 2017
California, 2012
U.S. District Court
  • Minnesota, 2017
  • C.D. California, 2017
  • N.D. California, 2014
U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Eighth Circuit, 2017
Education
Stanford Law School
J.D., 2012
East Central University
B.A., 2006
Major: Political Science
Honors: George Nigh Award for Top Graduating Senior; Harry S. Truman Scholarship
Notable

TOM IS RECOGNIZED AS A 2018 UP & COMING ATTORNEY BY MINNESOTA LAWYER AND 2017 NORTH STAR LAWYER BY THE MINNESOTA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION.

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