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Thomas D. Isaacs

Thomas D. Isaacs


Tom Isaacs has extensive experience representing a diverse lineup of businesses in class action and general litigation cases, including in product liability, personal injury, commercial, antitrust, regulatory, corporate governance, and business tort matters. Tom has been responsible for all phases of such cases, including pre-litigation claim assessment, development and execution of case strategy, written discovery, depositions, motion practice, expert witness retention and preparation, settlement negotiations and overall case management

In addition, Tom has wide experience serving as discovery counsel representing corporate defendants in several large class actions as well as in product liability, consumer, and commercial litigation. His eDiscovery experience covers topics such as document identification, collection, and production; drafting and implementing litigation holds, clawback agreements and protective orders; briefing and arguing discovery motions; depositions; and evaluating eDiscovery vendors and platforms. He is well-versed with federal and state eDiscovery rules and requirements, and has published numerous articles and spoken at several venues regarding eDiscovery topics.

Professionally, Super Lawyers Magazine selected Tom as a Michigan Rising Star for five consecutive years. He was also appointed an Oakland County Public Administrator by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette in 2013.


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
      — Quarterly Assistant Editor
    • 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