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In a legal career spanning more than 25 years, Thomas H. Howlett concentrates his practice on helping individuals, families and large groups of people harmed by the misconduct of others. In attempting to redress wrongs in individual cases involving malpractice and wrongful death and in class actions, Tom applies the investigative skills that he developed in his prior career as a newspaper reporter.

Tom currently focuses on helping people on cases involving legal malpractice, medical malpractice, wrongful death, catastrophic injury and consumer class actions, including those brought against colleges and trade schools that have harmed students through deceptive practices or other wrongful conduct. For a free consultation, call or text Tom at 248-502-0862.

Tom is recognized in the current edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Professional Malpractice Law Ė Plaintiffs. For more than a decade, he has been recognized as one of Michiganís Super Lawyers.  In 2016, Tom was recognized by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as one of 30 Leaders in the Law in the State of Michigan.  A feature on Tom appeared in Michigan Lawyers Weekly.

Tom has practiced law in Washington, D.C., Michigan and in state and federal courts across the country since 1990. He joined The Googasian Firm, P.C., in 1998, and he serves as our firm's chief operating officer. Tom graduated from Harvard College (A.B. cum laude, 1984) and University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1990). Prior to law school, he was a reporter for The Dallas Morning News and the Los Angeles Times.

Tom serves the profession and the public in leadership roles as an attorney. Since 2018, Tom has served on the State Bar of Michiganís Board of Commissioners, and for many years, he has served as a member of the State Barís Standing Committee on Professional Ethics and Standing Committee for the Client Protection Fund. From 2014-2015, Tom served as president of the Oakland County Bar Association, Michiganís largest voluntary bar, completing 10 years of service to the OCBA. In 2007 and again in 2013, he received the OCBA's Distinguished Service Award.

In 2016, Tom was recognized by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as one of 30 Leaders in the Law in the State of Michigan. Tom has also served as chair of the State Bar of Michiganís Law and the Media Committee, and he currently serves on the State Barís Standing Committee on Professional Ethics. He also serves on the State Bar of Michigan's Client Protection Fund Committee.

From 1990 to 1991, Tom served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Douglas W. Hillman, then-Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan. From 1991 to 1995, Tom worked for a national law firm based in Washington, D.C., in cases in state and federal courts across the country. From 1995 to 1997, Tom and his family lived in the Republic of Palau in the western Pacific, where Tom served as Assistant Attorney General and Counsel to the President for that new island nation.

Since 2006, Tom has been recognized as one of Michigan's Super Lawyers. He also has received the highest, "AV" peer review rating from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. Tom has been profiled in Motion magazine.

In 2012, Tom became a Fellow of  the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society comprised of less than one-half of one percent of American Lawyers.  Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only.

He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the District of Columbia Bar (inactive) and the State Bar of Texas (inactive), as well as the American Bar Association, the American Association of Justice and the Michigan Association of Justice.  He also is a fellow of the Oakland County Bar Foundation and the Michigan State Bar Foundation.

Tom's contact information:

6905 Telegraph Road, Suite 140
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48301
Direct: (248) 502-0862
Text: (248) 502-0862
Toll free: (877) 540-8333
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