Thomas ("Tom") G. Scully is a partner in WFBM's Orange County office. He is an experienced trial attorney who has successfully tried or arbitrated over 75 cases during his 25+ year career. His primary practice is in environmental litigation with a focus on product liability, premises liability and toxic tort defense. He also has extensive experience in defending physicians and other healthcare providers in cases alleging medical malpractice and defective medical devices. Prior to joining the firm, he spent 16 years specializing in healthcare law.

In addition to what is listed, Tom is also admitted to: United States Court of Military Appeals; United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania; and State Bar of Pennsylvania.

In 2014, Tom was selected to the prestigious Southern California Super Lawyers list.

Tom was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania - one of 5 sets of twins in a family of 16 children. From 1983 to the present he has served in the United States Marine Corps on both active duty and in the reserve. From 2004 – 2006, he was called to active duty during Operation Iraqi Freedom where he holds the rank of Colonel.

Tom currently resides in Huntington Beach with his wife and four children. He does volunteer work at his children's schools, with Cub Scouts and AYSO youth soccer.

Recent Presentations, Conferences & Speaking Engagements

"Selected Issues in Environmental Litigation - An Update: Asbestos, Benzene, Pollution, Trucking/Diesel Fuel", Stevens Point, WI (2014)

"Perrin Asbestos Litigation Conference: Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation", Panel Speaker: Current Observations of Patterns of Mesothelioma in the American Populace, Beverly Hills, CA (2013)

Representative Trials and ADR

Cummings v. Various Asbestos Defendants; Asbestos/personal injury involving lung cancer. Non-suit granted (August 2006)

Bercher v. Various Asbestos Defendants; Asbestos/personal injury involving mesothelioma. Defense verdict on 2 causes of action, hung jury on remaining cause of action (September 2006)

Kelly v. Various Asbestos Defendants; Asbestos/personal injury involving mesothelioma. Defense verdict (August 2007)

Rollin v. Various Asbestos Defendants; Asbestos/personal injury involving mesothelioma. Defense judgment notwithstanding verdict (July 2008)

Buccola v. Various Asbestos Defendants; Asbestos/personal injury involving mesothelioma. Defense verdict (November 2009)
Contact Information
Email: tscully@wfbm.com
T: 714.634.2522
F: 714.634.0686
Education
Allegheny College
(B.A., cum laude, 1981)

Duquesne University
(J.D., 1984)
Memberships
State Bar of California

American Bar Association

Association of Southern California Defense Counsel

Orange County Bar Association

Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Admissions
California (1990)

United States Supreme Court

District of Columbia Bar

United States Court of Appeals,
Ninth Circuit

United States District Court,
Northern, Eastern, Central and
Southern Districts of California

United States Court of Military Appeals

United States District Court,
Western District of Pennsylvania

State Bar of Pennsylvania
Areas of Practice
Environmental Law

Premises Liability Litigation

Products Liability Litigation

Toxic Tort Litigation