Thomas A. Briggs
Thomas A. Briggs is a Partner at Foreman Friedman and has been practicing maritime law for over 15 years. Although now a trial attorney in Miami, Florida, Thomas is originally from Ontario, Canada. He earned his B.A., magna cum laude, from Boston University in 1999, where, as an undergraduate he was a member of several academic honor societies, in addition to participating in Army ROTC and teaching various classes in Boston University’s Physical Education Department.
After completing his undergraduate degree, Thomas went on to receive his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law. While in law school, Thomas served as a certified legal intern with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida. Thomas also participated in the Helping Others Through Pro Bono Efforts (H.O.P.E. Project), Habitat for Humanity, and several other charitable organizations. Thomas has successfully litigated, tried, arbitrated, and negotiated hundreds of cases in South Florida in Florida, across the country, and around the world and has also lectured on various aspects of maritime law. Thomas also assists clients with pre-suit investigations, contract negotiations, developing internal guidelines, and early dispute resolutions.
Thomas is a member of the Florida Bar. He is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts and the United States District Court for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida. He is also admitted to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Thomas is a member of the Dade County Bar Association, Boston University Alumni Association, and the University of Miami Alumni Association.
Admitted to Practice:
- Florida Bar
- U.S. District Courts - Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida
- 11th Circuit Court of Appeal
Awards & Recognition:
- Best Lawyers in America 2012-2022
- University of Miami, School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2003)
- Boston University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1999)