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Thomas S. Alch

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Over the course of his legal career, Tom Alch has recovered in excess of $500 million for his clients, the majority of whom suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of negligence and corporate irresponsibility. Mr. Alch’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.

Since 1997, Mr. Alch has represented plaintiffs who suffered severe brain damage, amputations, cerebral palsy, paralysis, asphyxiation, brain trauma, loss of the ability to care for themselves, and the death of family members due to negligence. He has proven to juries how these injuries could have and should have been prevented with proper care. Mr. Alch has spent countless hours with his clients in their homes, hospitals, rehabilitation centers and therapy sessions, learning about their injuries and their needs and ensuring that they receive necessary care and proper financial compensation.

Mr. Alch has won cases involving defective medical beds causing asphyxia and brain damage, defective obstetrical vacuums causing severe brain hemorrhage, and defective surgical and medical devices causing catastrophic injury.

Experience with Complex Cases

Over the course of Tom’s 31-year legal career, he has litigated cases involving a variety of medical devices, surgical instruments, and other defective products. His unique experience and extensive medical knowledge are well-suited to the core product liability and medical device practice at Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation.

He has helped clients with cases and issues including:

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

Tom additionally investigates and litigates many consumer class action cases. These cases include medical devices, cosmetic products, falsely advertised “natural products,” product recalls, and false advertising cases.

A Fierce Advocate on Your Side

Mr. Alch 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, and has won multi-million-dollar recoveries for his clients in Washington where he has worked closely with local counsel.


  • Loyola School of Law, Los Angeles, J.D., 1988
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1985

Bar Admissions

  • 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

Professional Associations and Memberships

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