Tom Stoever represents clients in complex litigation-including environmental matters, antitrust cases, consumer class actions, product liability, and commercial cases.
Tom has represented individuals and corporations in environmental litigation in both state and federal courts. He has defended clients in Superfund and regulatory actions, citizen suits under the Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act cases, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) litigation, toxic tort cases, and natural resource damage claims. Tom has, in addition, negotiated on behalf of his clients with federal and state agencies for a variety of permits for use of public lands. He has also represented clients in environmental insurance coverage litigation.
Tom has represented corporations and standard-setting bodies in large, multiparty antitrust matters brought under federal and state competition statutes.
Product Liability and Consumer Class Actions
Tom has represented pharmaceutical manufacturers, consumer product makers, and technology companies in multijurisdictional product liability and consumer class action litigation, managing cases from initiation through discovery and trial in jurisdictions around the country, including several jurisdictions considered particularly hostile for corporate defendants. He has represented clients at trial and managed large "virtual law firms" comprised of attorneys from firms around the country.
Tom's pro bono practice has focused on litigating claims on behalf of veterans seeking benefits from the U.S. government. He has represented former service men and women in matters before the U.S. Court of Veterans Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, including two en banc arguments before that court. He was recognized for his work on Henderson v. Shinseki in the 2011 Annual Report for the Veterans Consortium's Pro Bono Program.
Tom also represents a class of landowners in southern Colorado in litigation to obtain their ancestral rights to access large tracts of private land for grazing and timber.
- Owners of a large power plant in toxic tort litigation brought by neighbors alleging groundwater contamination by coal combustion by-products.
- Consumer product manufacturer in a citizen suit brought pursuant to the Endangered Species Act.
- Transportation company in the negotiation of an Incidental Take Permit and Habitat Conservation Plan under the Endangered Species Act.
- Visa in antitrust litigation brought by American Express, Discover, and a purported class of merchants.
- Large resort company in permitting for ski areas on National Forest land.
- Wyeth in the diet drug litigation. Responsible for overseeing all aspects of thousands of cases in 17 states, Tom developed and implemented strategies for fact and expert discovery, the generation of scientific testimony, and the formation and staffing of teams to prepare and try cases.
- Philip Morris in its litigation with state attorneys general, health insurers, and consumers in individual and class actions.
- Standard-setting organization in antitrust litigation brought by a manufacturer.
- Clients in large commercial litigation and arbitration.
- Investors in an Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) class action.
- J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, 1990
- M.A., Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, 1984
- B.A., Johns Hopkins University, 1983
- Supreme Court of the United States
- Various Federal Courts