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Tom Isaacs is a litigator and discovery counsel of rare quality. He has earned the trust of leaders in a variety of industries for his ability to manage general liability cases of many kinds, from business tort and class action to commercial and product liability. When he signs on to a case, he is capable of overseeing all aspects of it, all the way to settlement or trial.

He is proficient in designing and executing national coordinated discovery efforts. Tom is the go-to national discovery counsel for some of the top companies in the automotive industry. He is skilled in document identification, collection and production; drafting and implementing litigation holds; clawback agreements and protective orders; briefing and arguing discovery motions; depositions; and evaluating vendors and platforms. 

When not at work, Tom loves to spend time with his wife and two children and coach baseball, basketball and football. He is a diehard Detroit Tigers fan who is on a quest to see a game in every Major League stadium.


Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2007


  • Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 2007

    magna cum laude

  • Oakland University, B.A., 2004

    summa cum laude

Professional Associations

    • Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists, Detroit
    • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
      —Board member
    • —Quarterly Assistant Editor, 2017 – 2021      
    • Lawyers for Civil Justice


    •  Super Lawyers Magazine
      —Michigan Rising Stars, 2013 – 2016

Recent News, Events and Blogs

Speaking Engagements

  • “Social Media Ethics and eDiscovery,” Co-Presenter, Client Webinar, June 2018
  • "Ethical Considerations for Social Media Discovery,” Presenter, E-Discovery Speaker Series Event, October 2017
  • "Update on Data Privacy Laws (Nationally and Internationally),” Co-Presenter, ACEDS Regional eDiscovery Symposium, September 2019
  • "The Future is Here, No Matter What You Call It: ESI Technology Update,” Presenter, ACEDS Detroit e-discovery symposium, September 2016
  • "To Redact or Not To Redact – Proper Redactions Under The Rules," Co-Presenter, Client Webinar, August 2016
  • "eDiscovery Case Law Update, Race to Excellence," SBM/ALSP Annual Day of Education, May 2013


  • "Sweeping Amendments to Michigan Court Rules to Take Effect January 1, 2020," Co-Author, Legal Alert, June 2019
  • “Possession, Custody, and Control Under Federal Rule 34,” Michigan Defense Quarterly, Vol 33, No. 4, April 2017
  • "Back in Proportion: The Scope of Discovery Under Proposed Federal Rule 26" Michigan Defense Trial Counsel Quarterly, Vol 31, No. 4, April 2015
  • "Adverse Inference: The Culpable Element," Michigan Defense Quarterly, Volume 31 No. 2, October 2014
  • "Predictive Coding: The ESI Tool of the Future?" Federal Litigation Section of the Federal Bar Association's SideBAR, Winter 2013