Tom Forbes is a partner in the Public and Environmental Law Department in Austin, TX. His practice focuses on government affairs, regulatory matters and business transactions. He represents clients before Texas Legislature, state and federal regulatory agencies, U.S. Congress, Federal Executive Branch and other state governments.
He has represented corporations, professional societies, major league sports and both foreign and state governments. His practice includes advice, strategy development and advocacy.
Mr. Forbes has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2007-2017 and he has been named a Texas Super Lawyer. He was named 2017 Best Lawyers Austin - Government Relations Practice - Lawyer of the Year.
BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS
Professional & Civic Involvement
Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas, Board of Trustees 2001-2014
Austin Trust Company, Director, Chair, Audit Committee
Austin Area Research Organization
Wesleyan Homes, Inc., Director
Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution, University of Texas School of Law, Fellow
Architecture Advisory Council, University of Texas
U.T. McDonald Observatory Board of Visitors
Leadership Austin, Former Chair
Travis County Children's Advocacy Center, Founding President
Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas, Inc., Recipient of First Volunteer of the Year Award
Southwestern University Alumni Association, Citation of Merit
State Law Resources, Inc., Director and Former Chair