About Tom King, J.D.
Mediator Tom King, J.D.
Attorney Tom King is a Texas Family Law attorney with experience in complex family, divorce and CPS cases. He is he founder of Texas Modern Mediation which mediates all areas of Texas law including family, CPS, probate, elder, civil, employment and federal matters. Tom pioneered statewide online family law mediation in 2017 (years before Covid-19), focuses 100% of his practice on mediation having no clients of his own, and settles 92% of cases on final orders (when inventories and income information is available).
Tom is also an adjunct professor of Mediation at the Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law. He teaches two combined classes to 3rd year law students. This Tuesday evening class provides these students with the Basic Mediator Certification.
Tom is also the organizer Texas Modern CLE which produces the Texas Modern Mediation Webinar, Texas Lawyers Technology Webinar, Texas Victims Webinar and Texas Guns CLE Webinar. Each of these is the largest CLE in the USA for their respective categories (mediation/family law, technology, victims/cps, firearms). Leveraging his background as the host of a syndicated "Tom King's CompuTalk" technology radio show in the 1990s, Tom is the first mediator in the USA to develop mediation mobile phone, tablet, smart watch and browser apps to streamline the mediation process.
Previously, Tom served as a prosecutor with the Galveston County District Attorney's Office (1993-1994) where he was undefeated in misdemeanor, felony and juvenile jury trials including juvenile capital murder. Tom is a member of the Texas Bar College and Texas Association of Mediators. Connect with Tom on LinkedIn and Facebook. Also, here is Tom's vCard.
Tom graduated from St. Thomas High School (1981), Texas A&M University (1986), and Boston University School of Law (1992). Tom is an NRA certified pistol instructor, licensed handgun owner, archer, bird/bow hunter, scuba diver, SEC college football fan and a Celebrate Recovery believer. Both Tom's sons are Eagles Scouts, one of which is in the US Army having served in Alaska and Iraq; the other is a graduate of Texas A&M.