• Bio

Thomas J. Herd

Personal Injury and Insurance Bad Faith Lawyer in Colorado Springs

Mr. Herd is assisted by Denise Yerkey (denise@gaddisherd.com) and Jane Thomsen (jane@gaddisherd.com).

Tom Herd is a trial lawyer. Tom’s practice focuses on personal injury and wrongful death cases including motor vehicle crashes, as well as the bad faith conduct of insurance companies in wrongfully delaying or denying insurance benefits.

Tom is a graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College, the most prestigious trial advocacy college in America. Tom holds the coveted Martindale-Hubbell AV rating and has been identified as a Super Lawyer (top 5% as selected by his peers) in the State of Colorado. He is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a national association of experienced trial attorneys dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the right to a civil jury trial. Tom also serves as a member of the Colorado Supreme Court’s Disciplinary Committee.

Tom has served the legal profession as the President of the El Paso County Bar Association and is a member of the El Paso County Bar Foundation Board of Directors. Tom has also served the community as the President of the Pikes Peak Library Board of Trustees and as the President of the Pikes Peak Library Foundation Board.

Areas of Emphasis:


  • Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, B.S.F.S, Cum Laude, 1975
  • University of Fribourg, Switzerland, 1973 to 1974
  • University of Notre Dame Law School, Juris Doctor, 1978

Active Memberships:

  • El Paso County Bar Association: President, 2002-2003; President-Elect 2001-2002; Secretary, 1989-1990; Program Director, 1988-1989
  • Colorado Bar Association: Representative, Board of Governors, 2001-2003.
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association: Board of Directors, 1996 to 1999; Eagle Committee, Co-Chairman 1996 to 1997; Chairman of Colorado Springs Division 1996 to 1999; Coloradans for Civil Justice, 1999 to present; Membership Committee, Co-Chairman 1997 to 1998
  • American Association for Justice
  • Pikes Peak Library District Foundation: Board of Directors, 2007-2013
  • Colorado Supreme Court’s Disciplinary Committee
  • American Board of Trial Advocates

Past Memberships and Honors:

  • Judicial Nominating Commission: (appointed by Governor Romer), Member, 1996 to 2001
  • Pikes Peak Library District: President, Board of Trustees, 2002 to 2003; Board of Trustees, 1999 to 2006
  • Big Brothers Program: Advisory Board, 1986 to 1992; Chairman, 1989 to 1992
  • Pikes Peak Legal Services: Board of Directors, 1986 to 1992 Deputy State Public Defender: 1978 to 1982 National Mock Trial Team: Barrett Award, University of Notre Dame Law School, 1977 to 1978

Continuing Education:

  • Graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College
  • Seminar speaker on personal injury issues
  • Attends seminars with the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Has completed the Advanced National Institute of Trial Advocacy (Civil) Program
  • Attends many programs in the area of Trial Advocacy (Keenan-Ball, Trojan Horse)

Don't wait to get started on your case. Arrange a consultation with Attorney Herd by contacting us online or call (719) 249-6240 today.

Our Past Clients Say It Best

Hear What They Have to Say About Working With Our Firm
  • Very polite, courteous, and professional!

    “Very polite, courteous, and professional! Would highly recommend Tom Herd to friends and family.”

  • Don't Try to Negotiate with the Insurance Company Yourself

    “I was injured in a car accident by a negligent driver. Tom Herd handled my personal injury claim and I was very happy with his work.”

  • Tom Herd is So Down to Earth & Really Does Care About You

    “Tom Herd is sharp, has incredible insight, is an effective communicator, and you will feel like you have a very knowledgeable friend helping you and representing you full circle.”

  • I Was Able to Carve Out a Solid Life for Myself

    “As I look back on all that has transpired since Tom Herd represented me I am amazed at how far I've come. That was such a difficult time in my life with so many unknowns. I was able to carve out a solid life for myself. I couldn't have done it without you”