It was Tom Gorman's natural
curiosity that nudged him towards law school and to a legal career:
has always found to be fun and interesting and that has run the
gamut-from his early days with the P.D.'s office, conducting intake
in the Cleveland City Jail holding cell to his work today for Dorsey & Whitney,
dealing with crime. Through it all, Mr. Gorman holds firm with the
"it doesn't take much to make a
One look at all that Mr.
Gorman has accomplished supports that philosophy as his ongoing efforts
influence substantial changes. While he entertains plans for a future
includes writing a book and teaching securities litigation courses so he
show students how such practice actually works, for now he stays busy in
number of areas. Mr. Gorman has authored or co-authored 16 articles,
at the dais for numerous speaking engagements, acted as an ABA panel
chairman, and practiced in a wide
range of civil and criminal securities and business litigation matters.
modestly admits that his most significant work was securing reparation
for a U.S.
citizen who'd survived WWII internment in Nazi concentration camps, a
experience Mr. Gorman describes as "unique
because everyone involved worked together for the good of the plaintiff."
To balance his work, Mr.
Gorman makes sure that fun remains a key component in his life, be it
quarter horses, cooking (planning and preparing appetizers through
though pie crust remains unpredictable), or traveling (Rome is his
place). Once, in Kenya
on safari, Mr. Gorman sat in an open jeep surrounded by lions. From that
he learned that it's the predators' place (hmmm,
maybe not unlike his days in the Cleveland
jail holding cell) and "don't
get in their way." Fortunately Mr. Gorman resisted his natural
inclination to reach out as it probably wouldn't have taken much, in
another way, to make a difference.
He is the author of a blog dedicated to securities litigation, SECActions.com.
View Mr. Gorman's Martindale-Hubbell® profile.