Thomas J. Judge


Tom Judge serves many roles for the insurance carriers he represents—a best-in-class courtroom advocate, seasoned risk assessor, and shrewd negotiator. He advises on various lines, but the cases on his desk are typically professional liability matters involving complex insurance coverage and bad faith actions, each with millions of dollars of potential exposure.

These often complex disputes include claims demanding millions of dollars against corporate officers and directors, financial institutions, investment advisors, hedge funds, healthcare companies, information technology providers, accountants, insurance brokers, real estate agents, and other attorneys. The professional liability allegations against them are highly sensitive, requiring Tom’s careful analysis and planning to achieve the best possible outcomes.

The leader of Dykema’s professional liability practice, and the co-director of Dykema's insurance industry group, Tom has represented insurers for nearly 30 years. Clients quoted in Chambers USA note, "Tom is extremely knowledgeable in the field of insurance coverage. He is strong in his field, strong in the law, strong in negotiation and gets us great results."

He approaches every case with determined, strong-willed advocacy, whether he is leading the insurance company’s defense or formulating a strategy with other law firms.

His analyses are comprehensive and results-oriented, from detailed coverage opinions to meticulously crafted pleadings, briefs, and mediation statements.

In the courtroom or working behind the scenes, Tom is precise and direct yet polite; he states the client’s position articulately, asks poignant questions, and argues his points persuasively. Because of Tom’s accomplishments and reputation for professionalism, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and other rankings list him among the top litigators in his field.

I’m dogged in my approach, and I have to be. Too much is on the line for my clients for me to be anything other than unwavering in my focus on obtaining the best result.
    • George Washington University, J.D., with high honors, 1995, Order of the Coif 
    • United States Naval Academy, B.S., 1986
  • Bar Admissions

    • Maryland
    • District of Columbia
  • Court Admissions

    • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
    • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
    • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Insurance Law, 2023 and 2024

    • Named a District of Columbia Leading Lawyer in Insurance by Chambers USA, 2015-2023

    • Recognized in Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers®  for Insurance Coverage, 2020-Present

    • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
    • American Bar Association
    • Maryland Bar Association
    • Officer, U.S. Navy

Latest News and Insights

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194 Dykema Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 and Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch”

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Legal Alerts7.20.23

Insurance Bad Faith Report, July 2023

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Press Releases6.1.23

Dykema Earns 16 Practice Area Rankings and 29 Individual Rankings in Chambers USA 2023

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