Tom earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, and his law Degree from the University of Florida, College of Law.  He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1974 and is specialized in Professional Liability, Medical Malpractice, Hospital and Healthcare Law, Nursing Home Liability, Products Liability, Workers Compensation, and Personal Injury and Wrongful Death.  Since 1988, Tom’s focus in practice has been the representation of physicians, other medical healthcare providers and hospital organizations in the defense of medical malpractice matters, as well as representations of physicians before the Department of Health, State of Florida, and the Board of Medicine.  In 1982, Tom was one of the founding partners of the firm of Billing, Cochran, Heath, Lyles & Mauro, P.A., concentrating his practice in the representation of physicians, surgeons, and other healthcare professionals in malpractice litigation and in administrative hearing brought before Florida’s Department of Health. 


In 2016, Tom merged his practice with Nosich & Ganz, Attorneys at Law.  Tom is one of the firm’s most experienced litigators at Nosich & Ganz, having tried well over 200 cases to verdict.  He is frequently an invited speaker at seminars and in-service programs for hospital and physician groups.