Tommy is an attorney in Taft’s Indianapolis office and focuses his practice on environmental law, including environmental regulation, compliance, permitting, litigation, and real estate due diligence.

Prior to joining Taft, Tommy gained extensive legal experience through multiple legal and judicial externships at the state and federal levels. Most recently, he worked as a judicial extern to the Hon. James P. Hanlon, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. During law school, Tommy worked as a legal intern for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and as a judicial extern to the Hon. Kurt M. Eisgruber, Marion Superior Court, Civil Division, and the Hon. Jennifer P. Harrison, Marion Superior Court, Criminal Division.

Tommy earned his J.D, magna cum laude, and Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. During law school, Tommy was awarded as a Kennedy Law Scholar and served as the editor-in-chief of the Indiana Law Review. Additionally, he served as president of the Environmental Law Society and president of the Christian Legal Society. Tommy earned his B.S. in biology and B.A. in geology-focused environmental science, magna cum laude, from Wheaton College.

All Service Areas


  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (2022)
  • Wheaton College (2016)


  • State - Indiana
  • Federal - Northern District of Indiana
  • Federal - Southern District of Indiana

Speeches and Publications

  • Can Criminals Change Environmental Law? An Analysis of McGirt and its Implications on Regulating the Environment, 55 IND. L. REV. 857 (2022).
  • Van Dyke, B. W. Van Ee, S. Harju, J. W. Budi, T. B. Sokolowski, and B. Keas. 2023. Distinguishing and Using Two Species of Fish in Assessment of Stream Quality. Ichthyology and Herpetology. 111(4): 584-596.

Professional Affiliations

  • Indiana State Bar Association


  • Indianapolis Bar Association


  • Indiana Air & Waste Management Association

    Vice Chair

  • Environmental Law Institute


Community Involvement

  • Christian Legal Society

    Board Member