Thomas Matthew Loper is a native of Mobile, Alabama, and was raised in the Fowl River community in southern Mobile County. Tom attended the University of Alabama, earning his Bachelor of Science in 2002, and the University of Alabama School of Law, earning his Juris Doctor in 2005. Tom also completed a Master of Business Administration at The George Washington University School of Business in 2010.
Tom’s education has included significant time abroad. While enrolled at the University of Alabama, Tom completed a semester-long biology research program with the University of Costa Rica. This included both classroom content in San Jose and extensive field research and experimentation throughout Costa Rica. He continued his Latin American studies during law school. He completed the International Law and Business Program at the University of the Savior and the University of Buenos Aires School of Law. Tom was also granted permission by the United State Office of Foreign Asset Control to study and research in Cuba. In Cuba, Tom lived with a local family in Havana and secured interviews with leading Cuban government and business leaders.
Following law school, Tom began his legal career working for some of the largest and most prominent firms in Washington, DC. His early law practice included both transactional and litigation work, primarily involving matters in Latin America. Tom advised clients on legal and regulatory compliance under state, federal, and international laws, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Sarbanes-Oxley, various U.S. and international trade agreements, and countless administrative policies and regulations. He worked on-site on projects in both Barcelona, Spain, and Brussels, Belgium. Tom also represented clients in litigation, guiding them through the discovery process and up to final hearing in domestic and foreign courts and tribunals.
Tom returned to Mobile in 2012 and joined one of Alabama’s leading firms. There, he maintained a diverse practice, representing and advising clients in areas ranging from corporate litigation and compliance to family and criminal law, while focusing on labor and employment law issues. He represented local unions with their general legal matters and numerous health and pension plans. Tom also regularly fought for the interests of laid off employees in the litigation of WARN Act cases and for the interests of individuals injured as the result of the negligence or arrogance of others. No case was too big or small.
Tom started Loper Law LLC because he wanted to be able to better serve those most in need of his help. Tom continues to represent businesses, unions, and individuals who have no other option but to seek legal representation. And as the son of a public school educator, Tom continues to fight to protect the rights of teachers and students in our local schools. Tom’s current practice involves matters typically governed by such laws as ERISA, the Pension Protection Act, the Welfare and Pension Plan Disclosure Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the Railway Labor Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Taft–Hartley Act (Labor Management Relations Act), the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and countless other federal and state laws and regulations.
Tom is also active in the community. He serves as Vice-President of the Mobile Chapter of the University of Alabama Alumni Association and as a Board member for Keep Mobile Beautiful. He provides free legal representation through the Mobile Volunteer Lawyers Program and has helped to support the United Way of Southwest Alabama through its Young Leaders Society. He is also active in working with environmental and education groups in south Mobile County, especially in his beloved Fowl River community.
Tom is admitted to practice law in the states of Alabama and Mississippi and in the District of Columbia. He is fluent in Spanish, proficient in Portuguese, and has worked in both languages in the United States and several other countries.
When not in the office or serving in the community, Tom can be found working in his yard, training for a triathlon or run, traveling in developing countries, or fishing or diving out on the Gulf with his family.
Whether your needs include complex corporate litigation or someone to stand up for employment rights, Loper Law LLC is here to help you. We can help you whether your needs are in the classroom, the boardroom, or the courtroom.
452 Government Street, Suite E
Mobile, Alabama 36602