Tom started Rist Law Office in 2008 after working as an assistant prosecuting attorney and insurance defense lawyer. Since that time the office has grown to two locations that have served thousands of clients. Rist Law Office has successfully handled the most serious cases, including car accident fatalities, spine injury cases, mining accidents, large employment class actions, and crime victim cases for minor children.Tom has a proven track record of jury trial success including representing clients through verdict in state and federal courts in both civil and criminal cases. He has tried over 100 cases to a final verdict, and was recently named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer. He has achieved astounding results for his clients, including a $2,250,000 award in a wrongful death case resulting from a mine explosion and a $4,300,000 award in a wage and hour dispute on behalf of employees at a large corporation in California. He has experience in diverse areas of the law, with particular expertise in crime victim law, including child sexual assault, police sexual assault, and fraud cases.