Thomas A. Durphy, Partner

Thomas A. Durphy, Partner

Tom Durphy has assisted in representing various entities in commercial litigation, including complex litigation, insurance coverage, toxic torts, contract interpretation as well as personal injury.

Mr. Durphy has assisted in representing public school districts with respect to local government and zoning issues, special education and IDEA, construction law and other issues.

Mr. Durphy has also advised public school districts, private employers and medical practices regarding policies, procedures and compliance issues related to the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 or HIPAA.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Education Law


  • St. Louis University, J.D.
  • Syracuse University, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois

Professional Associations, Memberships & Honors

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (Member, Individual Rights, Responsibilities and Litigation Committee)
  • American Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Business Law and Individual Rights and Responsibilities)
  • The Missouri Bar (Member, Professionalism Committee)
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Presenter, "Avoiding the HIPAA-Potomus in Litigations," St. Louis, Missouri, 2004
  • Presenter, "The Law Follows You for Life," BAMSL, 2002-2004

Shands, Elbert, Gianoulakis & Giljum, LLP assists clients with Commercial Litigation, Civil Litigation, Education Law, Business Law, Labor and Employment Law, Estate and Tax Planning, Real Estate Law and Professional Liability Defense in the City of St. Louis, St. Louis and St. Charles Counties and throughout Missouri and Central and Southern Illinois.

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