Thomas J. Judge Partner

(202) 778-4065


J.D., George Washington University, 1995, High Honors, Order of the Coif 

B.S., United States Naval Academy, 1986

Tom Judge has 20 years’ experience analyzing and litigating insurance coverage and bad faith claims. He represents numerous insurance companies on a national basis often handling their most sensitive, complex and large exposure/strategic matters. First and foremost, Tom is a litigator, obtaining exceptional results for LJW’s clients in court (trial and appellate), arbitration, and mediation. As reported by Chambers USA, Tom is a “‘results-driven attorney who does an amazing job on settlement and litigation.’”

Tom specializes in professional liability matters, addressing claims against corporate managers, financial institutions, investment advisors, health care companies, technology companies, attorneys, accountants, insurance brokers, and real estate agents amongst others. As monitoring counsel, Tom assists defense counsel in developing strategies for the most efficient resolution of claims and in preparing the highest quality pleadings and motion papers. Defending high-exposure bad faith cases, Tom’s experience crosses all lines of insurance, including general liability, municipal liability, auto/trucking, and property. Tom also directly represents and defends professionals, including directors, officers, lawyers, accountants, and brokers.

Tom’s most recent experience includes representing insurers in response to claims resulting from the 2008 financial crisis. This work includes addressing coverage and defense issues associated with claims brought by the FDIC, SEC and other regulators and government agencies. It also includes handling matters arising from the collapse of certain large investment funds and the discovery of the Madoff and Petters Ponzi schemes.

Before becoming a lawyer, Tom was an officer in the U.S. Navy for eight years. Prior to founding LJW, Tom was a partner with Ross, Dixon & Bell (now Troutman Sanders).

Practice Areas

Directors and Officers Liability

Professional Liability

Bad Faith Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Bar and Court Admissions


District of Columbia

U.S. Courts of Appeal
– District of Columbia Circuit
– Second Circuit
– Third Circuit
– Fourth Circuit
– Sixth Circuit
– Eighth Circuit
– Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Courts
– District of Maryland
– District of Columbia
– Northern District of Illinois
– District of Colorado
– Eastern District of Wisconsin

Other Professional Affiliations

Professional Liability Underwriting Society

American Bar Association

Maryland Bar Association


Speaking Engagements and Publications