Law School: University of California, Davis, Order of the Coif, 1978
Undergraduate: University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., With Highest Honors, 1975
California; United States District Court, Southern District of California; Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Business Disputes, Construction Contract (Delay and Disruption), Professional Negligence, Personal Injury, Real Estate
Tom Laube has enjoyed handling cases in a great variety of areas, including: business ownership disputes, inverse condemnation, insurance company’s failure to defend its policyholders and professional negligence claims -- attorney malpractice claims, architectural malpractice claims and engineering malpractice claims -- numerous public construction contract claims (including delay and disruption claims), changed conditions claims, and personal injury claims. Tom is currently representing an asylum client through Casa Cornelia, a nonprofit clinic, and has enjoyed the experience and exposure to this new practice area.
Following graduation from law school and admission to the bar in 1978, Tom clerked for United States District Judge Leland Nielsen for two years before joining Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, where he practiced for almost 20 years. In 2000, Tom and four of his longtime friends and partners left Procopio and formed Sandler, Lasry, Laube, Byer & Valdez LLP, where he currently practices.
California Bar Association, San Diego County Bar Association
Tom is a California native married with two children. He enjoys San Diego’s water culture, both sailing and surfing. Along with two of his partners, Jim Sandler and Lynne Lasry, and their spouses, over a decade ago they formed the SL Foundation, which provides financial support for high school students who are single parents, and hope to continue their education. Most of the scholarships recipients are the first in their family to attend college. The SL Foundation followed one single mother through community college, state university, and successful completion of a degree from University of California Law School.