Michigan Super Lawyer 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
GCBA President 1994-1995
President Flint Trial Lawyers 1991-1994
Lawyers Weekly Leader of the Law 2011
Tom R. Pabst
As a trial attorney, Tom R. Pabst is recognized by Judges as being in the top 5% of attorneys in Michigan. Trial experience includes over 80 major trials with substantial verdicts in the following areas of law: wrongful discharge, civil rights, Whistleblower Protection Act, Federal Constitutional rights, personal injury, medical malpractice and commercial litigation (such as fire loss, minority shareholder oppression and contract disputes). See “Our Cases” section for more details.
Tom R. Pabst has dedicated his legal career to obtaining justice for the underdog, the weak, the powerless and those without a voice.
Attorney Tom R. Pabst has been practicing law since November, 1977, having both a law degree and a master’s in tax degree (with an all-A average) from Wayne State University.
Awards include being recognized as a 2011 “Leader in the Law” in Michigan (see Michigan Lawyers Weekly issue 25 Mich L.W. 411 and Article "Tom R. Pabst - Leaders in the Law 2011" by Douglas Levy), and a Michigan “Super Lawyer” for the past six straight years (see superlawyers.com bio).
Notable positions include being the President of the Genesee County Bar Association (1994-95), the President of the Flint Trial Lawyers Association (1991-1994) and a Chairperson of the Bench and Bar Committee.
Articles written by Tom R. Pabst include: "Increased Protection for Whistleblowers of Michigan", Michigan State Bar Journal; ""Motive Counts in WPA Cases" - Court of Appeals (2011) -- "No It Doesn't" - Michigan Supreme Court (2013)", BarBeat May/June 2013.
For more information, see Tom R. Pabst's C.V.
Jarrett M. Pabst
Attorney Jarrett M. Pabst has been practicing law since 2010. He is a graduate from Michigan State University (2004) and Cooley Law School (2009). Like the other firm attorneys, Jarrett is a member of the Genesee County Bar Association, the Saginaw County Bar Association, the Shiawassee County Bar Association, the Michigan Association for Justice and the Flint Trial Lawyers Association.
In keeping with family tradition, Jarrett has a passion for helping the "average man" obtain well-deserved justice, and stopping big business in its tracks. Jarrett is well versed in civil statutes, especially the Whistleblower Protection Act and the Elliot Larson Civil Rights Act. Though only a few years into his career, Jarrett has assisted in preparations for several trials, including: Jones, et al v. City of Flint Schools, et al, Lang v. Noyce, and Garvin v Williams, et al, all of which are recent victories.
He has also assisted in legal research for Michigan Supreme Court briefs, including: Whitman v. City of Burton, et al, and State of Michigan Court of Appeals briefs, including Garvin v. Detroit Public Schools, et al.