Thomas W. Pahl
Partner - Minneapolis / Walnut Creek
Bar Admissions: California; Minnesota; Wisconsin
Practice Groups: Commercial Litigation, Employment Law & Litigation, Product Liability, Professional Liability Defense, Toxic Tort / Mass Tort
Education: Boston University School of Law, 1991, JD - Graduated cum laude; University of Michigan School of Business Administration, 1987, BS, Finance and Accounting
Tom Pahl, a partner in Foley & Mansfield’s Minneapolis and Walnut Creek offices, chairs the firm’s Commercial Litigation group. Tom focuses his practice on general business litigation and employment disputes. He also works in the areas of product liability, toxic tort and mass tort litigation.
Tom’s extensive national litigation and trial skills - coupled with years of business and accounting experience - provide many advantages to clients embroiled in high-stakes litigation. In addition to the aggressive defense of client interests, he also advises companies on a broad array of proactive measures to control and minimize business risks and unnecessary litigation.
In the commercial arena, Tom represents small and large businesses and their owners/shareholders in contract and lending disputes, shareholder and fiduciary duty claims, commercial lease and franchise litigation, and fraud and misrepresentation actions. His trial experience includes cases involving misappropriation of trade secrets, violations of non-competes and confidentiality provisions. He has represented clients in a wide range of employment matters, ranging from wage and ERISA disputes to wrongful termination and discrimination claims. Tom also has a niche practice representing owners and operators of equine breeding and racing enterprises.
Tom’s product liability and mass tort experience includes trials in asbestos-related litigation and the defense of product design-defect and class-action claims on behalf of manufacturers, suppliers and distributors.
In addition to his active law practice, Tom is involved in the training for the firm’s young attorneys, serving as an instructor and trial mentor on professional development, best practices and client service.
Tom is an active Boy Scout leader, Board Member / Fundraising Chair of the Eden Prairie Baseball Association, and a Board Member of the Foley & Mansfield Foundation, the non-profit charitable arm of the firm.
- Medtronic, Inc. v. Sun, Nos. C7-97-1185, Cp-97-1186, 1997 WL 729168 (Minn.App. 1997).
- Kunin v. Kunin, No. Co-99-206, 1999 WL 486814 (Minn.App. 1999).
- Medtronic, Inc. v. Carmichael, No. 11-123, 2011 WL 2412745 (D. Minn. 2011).
- Mills v. Oberg, No. A04-1262, 2005 WL 221971 (Minn.App. 2005).
- Bjorklund v. Bjorklund Trucking, Inc., 753 N.W.2d 312 (Minn.App. 2008).
- Re-Solutions Intermediaries, LLC v. Heartland Financial Group, Inc., No. A09-1440, 2010 WL 1192030 (Minn.App. 2010).
IN THE NEWS
Foley & Mansfield is pleased to announce that seven attorneys in the firm’s Minneapolis office have been named to the 2018 Minnesota Super Lawyers® and Rising Star® Lists.
Six attorneys from the firm's Minneapolis office have been named to the 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers list.
Thomas Pahl, a partner in the Minneapolis office of Foley & Mansfield, will be a featured presenter at an upcoming webcast, Voir Dire and Jury Selection: from Start to Finish.