Thomas Weaver is an experienced attorney who specializes in both trial and appellate practice. He has successfully represented clients in litigation matters in both state and federal courts of Missouri, Illinois and Kansas.
An ex-church youth leader has been charged with sexually assaulting a minor and 20 counts of possessing child pornography.
Early Life and Education
Thomas was born and raised in Ionia, Michigan before attending St Peter and Paul Catholic High School where he earned all-county and all-conference accolades in football for two years as captain and earned all-county and all-conference recognition as well as being active on track & field and wrestling teams.
He has composed piano works and chamber music, performed recitals across both North America and Europe, and seen his works performed or commissioned by ensembles including Alea III, the Boston University Symphony Orchestra, and Mannes American Composers Ensemble.
Tom took over from Roger Conover as Art and Architecture list Director at MIT Press in 2019. His goals include expanding partnerships with institutions and collectives as well as reinstating some series that had been discontinued; additionally he is exploring alternative formats of publishing.
Thomas Weaver is a business development professional working as both Sales Manager and Trainer for Virgin Media products. He conducts cold calls to assist SMEs save energy costs, recruits advisors to promote Virgin Media products to customers, as well as oversees their training.
He has extensive experience working on livestock development and One Health projects throughout Asia, serving as an advisor for governments, international agencies and private companies on matters pertaining to livestock production and disease control.
He is well-versed in all areas of legal practice and regularly handles cases involving complex commercial, real estate and eminent domain issues. With particular expertise in appellate work (having represented clients before both the Supreme Court of Missouri and federal district courts nationwide), and being a member of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.
Achievement and Honors
Thomas Weaver has been honored as a Distinguished Faculty Lecturer by UAB for his contributions in research and public service, as well as being named an American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow.
Thomas is also an esteemed pianist and composer who has performed in concert halls across North America and Europe. He has collaborated with notable musicians like Elmira Darvarova, Jess Gillam, Kenneth Radnofsky, Jennifer Frautschi and Gene Pokorny; in addition to major symphony orchestra members.
His writing work for horror movies has earned him numerous awards, such as the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award. Additionally, Tom has published articles in various scholarly journals. A graduate of the Integrated Bachelor/Master Program in Architectural Engineering, Tom holds both his FE and EIT licenses as well as being in pursuit of his MArch degree.
Thomas Weaver is an American pianist and composer, teaching piano at both Curtis Institute of Music and Boston University Tanglewood Institute. Beginning piano lessons at age eight and giving his debut public performance by nine, Weaver has since performed all over the world as both soloist and chamber musician – including recitals at Lincoln Center.
He is also a published author and has edited multiple collections of essays, such as The Making of Modern Art. In 2019, Weaver replaced Roger Conover as director of MIT Press’s Art and Architecture List, where he plans to create new alliances between institutions, collectives, and artists.
He is married to Rilla Lee Weaver, and they have two children: Finley Burns Weaver and Virginia Beatrice Reed (born Weaver). Together, they reside in Alabama.
Weaver has had an esteemed career as an actor. He is best-known for his appearances on “Smart Guy,” as well as providing the singing voice of Simba in Disney’s 1994 animated movie, The Lion King; Weaver helped make this film one of the highest grossing films ever released.
Mr. Chingy has also experienced success as a musician, releasing one album, Love Ambition, in 1995 and singing on one track titled “Once Call Away”.
He has collaborated with esteemed musicians such as Elmira Darvarova, Kenneth Radnofsky, and members of major symphony orchestras. Additionally, he is an active member of both Amram Ensemble and New England Chamber Players as well as championing new compositions by premiering many pieces both domestically and abroad.