Entrepreneurship & Investment
Tom is the Founder and Managing Partner of Cogent Law Group. His legal career includes representing major clients at Skadden, Arps in Washington, D.C., legislative work on Capitol Hill, and serving as Managing Partner of the Washington, D.C. office of Perry, Krumsiek & Jack LLP. Tom is an experienced startup executive and angel investor, and was founder and president of GroupMagellan Legal Search.
In his varied roles as an attorney, law firm manager, and independent recruiter, Tom had thousands of candid, confidential conversations with clients and legal professionals. He developed a unique understanding of the problems and pitfalls of traditional legal business models, and an innovative vision for a new way of delivering legal services. Cogent Law Group is the realization of that vision.
Under Tom’s leadership, Cogent has built a world-class team of entrepreneurial lawyers, each with broad experience and capabilities. Cogent organizes its services to provide core value to clients using a lean-overhead model. Cogent delivers the results clients would expect from top tier competitors, without costs and frills that don’t contribute to the outcome. Tom left the marbled offices behind so that Cogent can offer clients exactly what they want: business-minded lawyers providing fast, efficient, and best-in-class legal advice that generates quantifiable business results at a fraction of typical industry rates. Tom is not a practicing attorney. His focus is on firm management and business development.
Tom received his BA in History from Haverford College and his JD from Yale Law School.