Tom Kruse focuses his practice on commercial litigation and arbitration in high-value areas, including in the financial, energy engineering, and oil field services industries. His background includes more than two decades of trials, appeals and arbitration of complex commercial matters. Through combining his knowledge of the matters at hand with a thorough understanding of how they relate to his clients' businesses as a whole, Tom advises his clients with an appreciation of both short- and long-term business implications. Always aware of what is best for his clients, Tom strives to keep proceedings out of litigation whenever possible, but is a skilled litigator and strong advocate for his clients when litigation is required.
Tom has received numerous awards and professional recognition, including being ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America©, and in Texas "Super Lawyers," including a ranking in the Top 100 in Texas. He worked as a law clerk for the Hon. Ricardo Hinojosa, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Tom is also Board-Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has authored numerous articles, and is a frequent speaker for continuing legal education (CLE) seminars on the topics of trial and litigation, and has been quoted by such media outlets and publications as Bloomberg News, Business Finance, the BBC and the Associated Press.