Thomas Tang has over two decades of experience advising public and private organizations on sustainability matters, working on projects relating to urban planning, green technology and stakeholder engagement.
He was the first Asian American appointed to federal judicial office and served in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals from 1977 until his death in 1995.
Early Life and Education
Thomas Tang is a board-certified hematologist and medical oncologist with over two decades of practice, who serves on several editorial boards of journals and conferences such as IJCV, T-PAMI, T-ITS, ICPR CVPR NeurIPS.
The Thomas Tang Competition was established in 1993 to honor late Judge Thomas Tang of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 1977 until his death in 1995. Judge Tang also served on Phoenix City Council and became Arizona’s first Asian American superior court judge.
The Pacific Northwest Legal Schools Academic Competition welcomes law school students from any school located within its borders to compete in both written and oral advocacy portions of this annual competition. An in-house qualifier takes place each summer while regional competition takes place each October.
Thomas Tang serves as Yadea’s Associate Media Director and oversees all aspects of its financial management. This includes making sure clients adhere to election regulations as well as creating financial reports and reconciliations as needed. Prior to joining Yadea, Thomas served in this capacity at a political compliance firm where he oversaw its finances as well as being accountable for overseeing client compliance with federal election regulations.
The competition honors Judge Thomas Tang, who served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 1977 until his death in 1995. Co-sponsored by Loyola University Chicago and National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.
Thor is an expert in commercial arbitration and dispute resolution; private equity and venture investment; information technology and intellectual property protection; corporate practice and compliance. His track record speaks for itself with regards to successfully settling cases and negotiating service contracts.
Achievement and Honors
Tang is both an author and editor of academic journals, as well as an active reviewer for these publications. Furthermore, he is a Fellow of the International Association of Applied Psychology – one of the oldest professional organizations in this field.
Judge Thomas Tang served on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals from 1977 until his death in 1995 as an advocate for civil rights and this national moot court competition is named in his honor to recognize his dedication in helping minorities become lawyers.
Jonathan Yi and Lawson Huynh competed at the Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition hosted by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Foundation in 2013, claiming a best brief award at their regional competition before progressing through to national rounds.
Tom Tang was a selfless son, brother, uncle, friend, and worker who enjoyed poker nights with friends and was an ardent supporter of various sports teams. Additionally, he gave of himself generously in hopes that those he assisted could one day return the favor and pay it forward themselves.
His previous professional experiences also include working for a political compliance firm where he ensured clients followed federal election regulations and prepared as necessary financial reports for them. He frequently spoke at local law schools and community organizations on legal topics like dram shop liability. Now, he serves as chairman for the Thomas Tang National Moot Court Competition to honor this late judge; its qualifying round takes place every summer before winners go forward to regional and international rounds.
Tom Tang boasts an outstanding track record when it comes to commercial arbitration and dispute resolution. Having handled hundreds of cases as either arbitrator or representative for clients, he also boasts extensive knowledge in IT systems, computer software and technology services.
Tang & Maravelis PC, where he has been practicing law for 22 years. He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, Connecticut and federal court; and his expertise spans personal injury claims, workers compensation issues, liquor liability litigation, construction disputes, subrogation litigation as well as insurance coverage issues.
Tang is actively involved with charity and community work. He frequently speaks at law-related lectures and seminars, such as at the American Licensed Beverage Association conference in Las Vegas to the Night Club and Bar Industry about dram shop liability protection strategies.