Tom Trask was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Frostburg, Maryland. He attended college at North Carolina State University and graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Business Management and Economics. He attended law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated with honors. While in law school, he was a member of the North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation. He also served as an Executive Lieutenant Governor for the law student division of the American Bar Association.
Mr. Trask joined Parks, Chesin & Walbert as a partner in 2002. Mr. Trask represents plaintiffs in all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, trucking accidents, automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, bus accidents, products liability, premises liability, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and paralysis. Mr. Trask has tried many cases involving wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury throughout the State of Georgia in both state and federal courts, and has handled cases on appeal before the Court of Appeals of Georgia, the Supreme Court of Georgia, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Trask is a graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College, considered to be the most renowned and selective trial advocacy school in the United States. Mr. Trask has achieved an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating that can be given by colleagues in his field. This rating is reserved for those showing the highest levels of professional excellence and integrity. Mr. Trask has been selected as a member into the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Trial Lawyers.
Mr. Trask is an active member of several legal associations, including the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, Atlanta Bar Association, Lawyers Club of Atlanta, and the State Bar of Georgia. He has raised money for several charities, including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.