Stuart, Florida , United States
|| February 06, 1948
|Last Modifed||eddy 9_99|
Apr 13, 2005 07:53pm
|Info||State Solicitor General, Ex-State Rep. & Ex-Stuart City Attorney |
Tom was born in Rochester, N.Y., on Feb. 6, 1948 and lived there until his father was re-called to the Navy (as a pilot) during the Korean War. The family resided in Naples, Italy, Kansas, and Washington, D.C. before moving to Coral Gables, Florida in 1953, where his dad attended the University of Miami on the G.I. Bill. After his dad?s graduation, the family moved to the Bahamas, where Tom was home schooled, rode horses on a nearby cattle ranch, and enjoyed fishing and skin diving. While growing up in South Florida, Tom was active in sports and hunted and hiked in the Big Cypress Swamp, where he saw panthers in the wild. As a teenager, Tom worked construction for his dad as a laborer and carpenter building houses, and then as a computer programmer. He worked his way through law school as a waiter in a Gainesville restaurant.
Tom loves NASCAR, college football, fishing, hunting, and playing the harmonica. He has been married for 28 years to Martha C. Warner and they have three grown children.
Tom graduated from Coral Gables High School in 1966 and attended the University of Florida on a football scholarship, where he received a business degree in Finance and Investments, in 1970, and a law degree with Honors, in 1973.
Solicitor General for the State of Florida, 1999-
Visiting Professor, Richard W. Ervin Eminent Scholar Chair in Law, FSU College of Law 1999-
Managing Partner, Warner, Fox, Seeley, Dungey & Sweet, LLP, 1976 - 1999; ?AV? rated Attorney (?highest to pre-eminent?); Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney; Former Stuart City Attorney; Certified Mediator
Past President, Martin County Bar Assoc; Past Chair, 19th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, 1990-92
Director, First Peoples Bank in Port St. Lucie, Fla. 1999 to present.
State Representative, Dist. 82, Fla. House of Representatives 1992-1999
Chair, Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation 1996
Chair, Civil Justice Council, 1998-1999; Chair, Judiciary Committee 1996-1998; Chair, Real Property & Family Law Sub-Committee 1994-1996; Select Committees on Juvenile Justice Reform, Telecommunications Reform, and Tort Reform
Member, Judicial Management Council 1997- 2000; Member of Governor?s Commission on Education 1998-1999.
Past community service activities include: Hon. Chair of the American Heart Association?s Heart Ball; Board Member Children?s Home Society and Tri-County Tech (providing services for developmentally disabled children and adults); President of the Martin County Council for the Arts; and Little League Coach.