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Smith Moore Leatherwood Expands Raleigh Litigation Team

Smith Moore Leatherwood Expands Raleigh Litigation Team

March 4, 2015

Raleigh, N.C. – Smith Moore Leatherwood is pleased to announce the expansion of the firm's Litigation Practice Group with the addition of Thomas M. Contois in Raleigh.

"Tom is an outstanding addition to our Raleigh office, further expanding our litigation practice," said Greg Holland, the firm's Litigation Practice Area Leader. "His impressive experience and depth of knowledge will greatly benefit our firm and our clients."

Contois focuses on insurance coverage and bad-faith disputes, as well as other types of complex litigation. He has tried cases in federal and state courts throughout the country, and has represented carriers in arbitration hearings and mediations. Contois has advised carriers on coverage issues, and represented them in court, on a variety of matters, including hurricane losses, earth movement losses, environmental losses, business losses resulting from the events of September 11, financial losses suffered by secured creditors, fire losses, and others. Prior to joining Smith Moore Leatherwood, Tom was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of a large international firm. Prior to that, Tom was a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Contois earned his law degree from the Duke University School of Law and his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Duke University.

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