Umberg/Zipser (U/Z) is pleased to announce that co-founding partner Thomas J. Umberg has been elected to the California State Senate 34th District.
In his role as State Senator and one of the few practicing lawyers in the legislature, Tom will serve the citizens of the 34th District, which encompasses various parts of Los Angeles County and Orange County. Prior to being elected, Tom was a U.S. Army Colonel, Federal Prosecutor and U.S. Drug Czar under President Bill Clinton. During his term, Tom will remain a key member of the Umberg/Zipser team.
Co-founding partner Dean Zipser remarked, “We congratulate Tom on his election victory. Tom’s leadership and commitment to our community and country has been an integral part of the success of our firm. We wish him every success as State Senator.”
Tom commented, “I am humbled and honored to represent California’s 34th State Senate District. I am dedicated to fighting for the things that matter to our communities and families, including quality healthcare, educational opportunity, high-wage jobs, affordable housing and veterans’ services. I have dedicated my career to delivering justice through the practice of law, and I look forward to representing our community in my new role.”
Tom is a seasoned trial lawyer who has successfully tried over 100 cases to verdict or judgment, combined with extensive experience in the public sector. He is active in the community and serves on the board of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals and is Chair of the Veterans Treatment Court Committee. During his military career, Tom served in Korea and Afghanistan, was awarded the Bronze Star and served as a JAG officer trying felony cases and attacking corruption. He has been selected as a “Best Lawyer” for the prestigious publication “The Best Lawyers in America®” in Commercial Litigation for 11 consecutive years.