Thomas A. Walcott
Resolving commercial litigation disputes, including real estate (e.g., title insurance and commission disputes)
Thomas A. Walcott is an experienced civil litigator whose practice areas include general litigation (breach of contract, real property litigation, premises liability/personal injury), insurance defense litigation, construction defect litigation (including design defect claims and AAA arbitration), and business formation and consultation (focus on LLCs, including organization and operating agreements, buy-sell agreements and issue resolution). He has tried jury and bench trials in Federal, State and municipal courts and the Registrar of Contractors. In 2004, Tom second-chaired the first two (2) construction defect class action cases in Arizona as defense counsel. Both resulted in verdicts substantially favorable to the defense.
Creative and outside-the-box problem solving and dispute resolution are core pursuits for Tom. He has mediated and arbitrated cases privately and by appointment of the Arizona Supreme Court and Superior Court and has significant experience with Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), including negotiation, mediation and private and AAA Commercial, Complex and Construction arbitration proceedings and other work-out options. Tom’s clients have included residential homebuilders, developers, commercial contractors, specialty trade contractors, subcontractors, design professionals and homeowner/community associations. Representation includes working closely with industry professionals such as architects, soils engineers, structural engineers and others in the review, evaluation and critique of project documents such as original design drawings and recommendations, scopes of work and bids, submittals, redlines, as-builts, change orders, Arizona Registrar of Contractors Minimum Workmanship Standards, UBC/IRC application and interpretation, inspections (red tag/green tag) and Arizona Purchaser Dwelling Act issues.
Tom is a retired United States Marine. He and his wife have three children, two grown and a teenage daughter, and twin grandbaby girls. Tom is a New York Mets and football Giants fan who enjoys fishing, camping, reading and crossword puzzles. He is also active in his church leadership teams, including the overseas mission trip ministry, the Men’s “Practice” Bible Study ministry, the marriage ministry and the Celebrate Recovery ministry.