Tom Heiden is a trial lawyer who has tried cases in every region of the US. Mr. Heiden's cases cover a broad array of complex and high-profile business contract and tort, energy, utility and resource disputes. He regularly represents both corporate plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes civil litigation.
He has tried cases arising from other catastrophic industrial accidents, including the Wells Dairy ammonia refrigeration explosion and fire and the tragic American Bumper press failure. He conducted the trial defense of a Michigan Attorney General corporate homicide prosecution. He has successfully tried and defended toxic tort cases in California, Mississippi, Nebraska and Michigan.
Mr. Heiden most recently tried and won the high-profile US$4 billion Pro Football Lockout Fund trial.
Mr. Heiden is a frequent instructor for NITA and law school trial advocacy programs. He chaired the Practising Law Institute Faculty on Corporate Responsibility for seven years. He serves as a Chair of the Firm's Products and Mass Torts Practice Group. Mr. Heiden has been a frequent guest on CNN's "Big Trials of the Day" segments as well as coached a North American Championship hockey team.
Mr. Heiden's successful settlements include the following cases:
- US$500 Million River Rouge Powerhouse explosion case brought by a consortium of insurance carriers
- The treble-damage qui tam case in Denver alleging a total breakdown of nuclear security at the Rocky Flats Defense Arsenal
- Six month jury trial in Phoenix over the design and engineering a pressure-suppression containment boiling-water reactor
- A major commercial case in Alabama for the only North American hybrid-engineer manufacturer brought by a major auto manufacturer