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Tom Weathers is Aleut and an enrolled member of the Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska in Alaska. He primarily practices Indian law, business law, and related litigation. Tom advises and litigates on behalf of tribal and non-tribal clients on a range of matters involving contracts, torts, governance, economic development, gaming, finance, taxation, land use, real estate, eminent domain, leasing, rights-of-way, commercial ventures, administrative law, insurance, energy development, construction, cannabis, hemp, transportation, employment, personnel, housing, code drafting, and Indian child welfare. Tom has also served as general counsel to several Indian tribes.
Tom has negotiated hundreds of financing, consulting, operating, loan, partnership, management, construction, purchasing, employment, licensing, leasing, land use, easement, and real estate agreements worth millions of dollars, counseled clients in complicated tax, insurance, and business matters, and successfully litigated in tribal, state, and federal courts nationally. Tom helps clients restructure substantial debt, renegotiate loans in default, and realize economic development opportunities. He has extensive corporate and litigation expertise.
Monty White LLP San Rafael (Of Counsel)
The Law Offices of Thomas Eagle Weathers, P.C. San Rafael (Principal)
Vasquez Estrada & Conway LLP San Rafael (Partner)
Alexander, Berkey, Williams & Weathers LLP Berkeley (Partner)
Alexander & Karshmer Berkeley (Associate)
Crosby, Heafey, Roach & May (now Reed Smith) Oakland (Associate)
Long & Levit San Francisco (Associate)
Chief Judge Justin L. Quackenbush, United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington Spokane (Judicial Law Clerk)
Tom has been honored by Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, Lawyers of Distinction, Finance Monthly, Lawyer Monthly, and Legal Elite as a top attorney in both Indian law and business law. Tom is a past-president of the National Native American Bar Association. He currently serves as a part-time judge for various tribal courts and has served as a judge pro tem in Marin and Alameda Counties. He was on the board of the San Rafael Little League and currently is on the San Rafael Fire Commission. He also served on the California State Bar Council on Access and Fairness. He is a former member of the Alameda County Bar Association East Bay Diversity Bar Coalition and currently is co-chair of the Marin County Bar Association Diversity Section.
Tom has dozens of publications and presentations to his credit on issues specific to the practice of Indian law and economic development in Indian country. Tom is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in California, Alaska, and Washington, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court, the 9th and 10th U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, and various tribal courts throughout the country.
McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, JD with Great Distinction (1993). Class Rank: Top 2%, 4/243, Order of the Coif, Pacific Law Journal. Staff Member, Honors at Entrance, Traynor Honor Society, Dean’s Honor Roll, American Jurisprudence Award–Professional Responsibility, Recipient: John Stauffer Legal Research and Writing Fellowship.
Pomona College, BA (1990)
Concentration: Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE). Emphasis in Economics, Honors at Entrance.