Thomas S. Alch

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Thomas S. Alch
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Thomas S. Alch

Over the course of his legal career, Tom Alch has recovered in excess of $500 million for his clients, the majority of whom suffered permanent injuries as a result of negligence and corporate irresponsibility. Tom’s clients and courtroom successes have been featured on various news outlets including Fox, ABC and the Los Angeles Times. He has also been featured in several radio and magazine interviews.

Tom has represented plaintiffs who suffered severe brain damage, burns, amputations, cerebral palsy, paralysis, asphyxiation, brain trauma, loss of the ability to care for themselves, and the death of family members because of corporate negligence and defective products. He has proven to juries how the defendants could have and should have prevented these injuries by using reasonable care, and by properly designing and manufacturing safe products. Tom spends countless hours with his clients in their homes, hospitals, rehabilitation centers and therapy sessions, learning about their injuries and their needs to ensure that they receive the necessary care and proper financial compensation.

Tom has won cases involving defective consumer products causing burn injuries and amputations, defective medical and surgical devices causing catastrophic injury or requiring surgeries to replace the device, and defective industrial products causing permanent injuries and death.

Experience with Complex Cases

During Tom’s 34-year legal career, he has litigated cases involving a variety of medical devices, defective products, dangerous toys, and unsafe premises. His unique experience and extensive medical knowledge are well-suited to helping the clients of Shoop | APLC receive the medical care and compensation they need to survive.

He has helped clients win cases with issues including:

  • Product Liability
  • Burn Injuries
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Paralysis and Quadriplegia
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Wrongful Death
  • Class Actions
  • Defective Medical Devices
  • Recalled Medical Devices
  • Recalled Consumer Products
  • Child Safety
  • Industrial Machinery

A Fierce Advocate on Your Side

Tom has won favorable verdicts in California’s trial and appellate courts. There is no place he would rather be than in a courtroom. He is licensed to practice in California, Nevada, and Arizona. Tom has won multi-million-dollar recoveries for his clients in states throughout the country where he has worked closely with local counsel. Tom cares deeply about his clients and their families and treasures the relationships he builds with them.

  • California State Bar
  • Nevada State Bar
  • Arizona State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California


  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles
  • Nevada Justice Association


  • J.D. Loyola School of Law
    Los Angeles , CA
  • B.A. University of California
    Los Angeles , CA

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