Vero Beach, FL 772-231-4440

Melbourne, FL 321-984-2700

Coral Gables, FL 305-443-5020

Thomas W. Tierney

Member and Chair of Civil Litigation Department

Thomas Tierney joined Rossway Swan in 2000 with over eight years of prior legal experience in business and commercial litigation.  Tom concentrates his practice in general civil litigation matters, including commercial, business, employment, real estate, and probate and trust litigation.  He has tried many cases to verdict before both judges and juries.

Tom graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, with high honors, from the University of Notre Dame.  He received his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.  Tom also received a graduate legal diploma in taxation from the University of San Diego.  Tom began his legal career with Klinedinst PC, before joining Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP, both of which are in San Diego.

Tom has been a member of the Florida Bar since 2000, and has been admitted to practice in California since 1992.  He is admitted to all of the Federal District Courts in Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.  He received the Pro Bono Service Award from the President of the Florida Bar in 2011.  Since moving to Vero Beach and joining Rossway Swan, Tom has actively served on the board and as Chair of the Hope for Families Center, on the board and as Chair of the Indian River Soccer Association, and on the board and as Secretary of Riverside Theatre.

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. District Courts of Florida Southern District, 2001, Middle District, 2002, Northern District, 2002
  • U.S. District Courts of California Southern District, 1992, Central District, 1997

Education

  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., with high honors, 1987
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., cum laude, 1992
  • University of San Diego, Diploma in Taxation, 2000

Professional Associations

  • Indian River County Bar Association
  • Brevard County Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • State Bar of California
  • American Bar Association

Awards and Honors

  • Indian River County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program, 2006
  • The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award, 2011

Publications

  • Author, “Criminalizing the Sexual Transmission of HIV: An International Analysis,” 15 Hasting International and Comparative Law Review 475 (1992)

Community Involvement

  • Homeless Family Center, Inc., Board Member, 2003-2011, President, 2008-2011
  • Indian River County Bar Association, Inc., Board Member, 2007-2016, President, 2014-2015
  • Visiting Nurse Association of the Treasure Coast, Inc., Board Member, 2008-Present
  • Notre Dame Club of Vero Beach, Board member, 2010-Present, President, 2014-Present
  • Riverside Theatre, Inc., Board Member, 2012-Present, Secretary, 2015-Present
  • Indian River Soccer Association, Inc., Board Member, 2013-Present, President, 2014-Present
  • Rossway Swan Tierney Barry Lacey & Oliver Foundation, Inc., President, 2006-Present

Miscellaneous

  • Managing Editor, Hasting International and Comparative Law Review, 1991-1992
  • Extern, Honorable Marilyn Hall Patel, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1992

Bridging a Tradition of Excellence

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. District Courts of Florida Southern District, 2001, Middle District, 2002, Northern District, 2002
  • U.S. District Courts of California Southern District, 1992, Central District, 1997

Education

  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., with high honors, 1987
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., cum laude, 1992
  • University of San Diego, Diploma in Taxation, 2000

Professional Associations

  • Indian River County Bar Association
  • Brevard County Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • State Bar of California
  • American Bar Association

Awards and Honors

  • Indian River County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program, 2006
  • The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award, 2011

Publications

  • Author, “Criminalizing the Sexual Transmission of HIV: An International Analysis,” 15 Hasting International and Comparative Law Review 475 (1992)

Community Involvement

  • Homeless Family Center, Inc., Board Member, 2003-2011, President, 2008-2011
  • Indian River County Bar Association, Inc., Board Member, 2007-2016, President, 2014-2015
  • Visiting Nurse Association of the Treasure Coast, Inc., Board Member, 2008-Present
  • Notre Dame Club of Vero Beach, Board member, 2010-Present, President, 2014-Present
  • Riverside Theatre, Inc., Board Member, 2012-Present, Secretary, 2015-Present
  • Indian River Soccer Association, Inc., Board Member, 2013-Present, President, 2014-Present
  • Rossway Swan Tierney Barry Lacey & Oliver Foundation, Inc., President, 2006-Present

Miscellaneous

  • Managing Editor, Hasting International and Comparative Law Review, 1991-1992
  • Extern, Honorable Marilyn Hall Patel, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1992