Tom practices as a commercial litigator at McGuireWoods in Tysons Corner, Virginia and frequently advises Fortune 500 companies on matters pertaining to attorney-client privilege and work product protections.
In 1976 he began collaborating and mentoring Eartha Kitt as her principal pianist-musical director and composer. Additionally he ran Nola Recording Studios’ Studio B, evolving from being solely a musician into becoming an orchestrator and composer as well.
Early Life and Education
Thomas Spahn practices Professional Liability: Defense at McGuireWoods. He holds a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude from Yale University and received his Law Degree at Yale Law School.
He is a member of the American Bar Association and sits on its Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility. Additionally, he frequently speaks on legal ethics and professionalism topics.
Since 1975, Dr. George Lanning has worked in mental health settings as a licensed psychologist. He works with adults and senior citizens alike, with particular expertise in families and the impact of family structures on personal wellbeing. Due to this interest in family dynamics, he has conducted Family Forensic Law Evaluations including custody/parenting arrangements/adoption evaluations as well as Psychological Independent Medical Examinations in relation to disability determination.
Spahn was an outstanding pitcher during 21 seasons as a major leaguer, winning 363 games with 13 20-win campaigns and receiving the Purple Heart for wounds sustained during World War II’s Battle of the Bulge. Additionally, he was honored by being honored into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973.
Tom continues to practice as a commercial litigator at McGuireWoods, providing clients with advice regarding issues like properly creating and protecting attorney-client privilege and work product protections.
Tom is also a licensed psychologist and is frequently called upon as an expert witness in Family Forensic Law evaluations, such as Divorce/Custody/Parenting cases and related matters. He specializes in treating Adult and Senior populations where traumas reemerge or familial patterns cause depression and anxiety; additionally, Tom plays piano/musical director/arranger roles for cabaret artist Pearl Murray.
Achievement and Honors
Spahn was one of the greatest left handed pitchers ever, winning 363 games over 21 seasons – fifth highest total ever by any left-handed pitcher in history. Five times he finished among the top five of Cy Young voting; 14 seasons were All-Star appearances.
Spahn was one of the smartest pitchers in his era despite knee problems that reduced the velocity of his fastball; to compensate, he introduced a screwball which gave him additional control.
In 1999, Warren Spahn was honored by Major League Baseball with an All-Century Team selection and Bill James placed him 36 on his list of 100 Greatest Players. A statue honoring Warren stands in Atlanta displaying him performing his trademark high leg kick. Furthermore, his name serves as inspiration for an award that recognizes each season’s outstanding left handed pitcher: Warren Spahn Award.
Director Spahn has worked for more than 25 years on issues ranging from small business development and women’s empowerment in countries all around the globe. She served as country director of Peace Corps/Malawi as well as senior manager at various private sector companies.
Tom practices as a commercial litigator at McGuireWoods in Tysons Corner, Virginia and was chosen as the 2013 and 2020 Metro Washington DC “Lawyer of the Year” for Bet the Company Litigation by Woodward/White Inc. in 2013. Tom frequently lectures on attorney-client privilege and ethics topics and has written numerous articles on them; additionally he has delivered over 1,700 CLE programs across both domestic and international audiences on these subjects; was editor for “The Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrines: A Practitioner’s Guide”.
Tom Spahn earned his net worth as a Composer from Park Forest, Illinois, United States.
Spahn is an accomplished commercial litigator at McGuireWoods based out of Tysons Corner, Virginia and has been recognized by The American Lawyer as a “South Trailblazer,” an award given to those based in the South who represent agents of change within the legal field.
He serves on the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, has participated in many continuing legal education (CLE) programs throughout the country and internationally, has written various legal articles, serves as chairman of Loras College’s Inspiring Lives and Legacy Campaign as well as serves on Home Technology Systems Inc’s board in Dubuque Iowa and chairs their legacy Campaign.