Tom Breen focuses his practice at SGB on representing those injured from products and other serious personal injury matters. He is known among his peers as an outstanding trial attorney and fierce advocate for his clients, with the ability and passion to litigate complex cases against the toughest opponents.
Tom began his law career as a Deputy King County Prosecutor where he first-chaired scores of trials to verdict. Prior to joining SGB, he was lead counsel for the litigation team of a boutique law firm, and worked at a commercial litigation firm, where he tried a variety of cases in court and at arbitration.
Tom is fluent in Spanish and volunteers his time at a Hispanic legal clinic. He also serves on the faculties of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and the University of Washington School of Law, instructing lawyers and law students on trial advocacy.
Prior to law school Tom completed two years of public service with Teach for America, and taught college in Spain and in San Francisco, California. During law school Tom clerked for celebrated trial attorney Dick DeGuerin and was the recipient of a Caine fellowship, which sent him to Latin America to work on environmental law issues for Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Antonio Herman Benjamin.