Thomas Urban is a member of Fletcher Heald who represents various clients in class action cases, business disputes, defective products, RICO actions, and complex mortgage fraud cases. In the past, Mr. Urban has served as national coordinating counsel for a drug company in products liability litigation, successfully defending his client in a jury trial in Galveston, Texas, and prevailing in a summary judgment motion on Daubert grounds in Austin, Texas. His other representations have included issues involving media and internet companies, antitrust, qui tam, toxic tort environmental, sex and race discrimination, Americans with Disabilities, attorney ethics, and First Amendment disputes. Mr. Urban has regularly acted as local counsel in large litigations in the Eastern District of Virginia.
He clerked for Judge Carolyn D. King, former chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Formerly worked for Williams & Connolly and King & Spalding, as well as the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division.
In addition, Mr. Urban has maintained a substantial pro bono practice, representing preschool children with autism in Northern Virginia, pursuing a prisoners' rights case before the D.C. Court of Appeals, filing an opposition to a petition for certiorari in a highly publicized case for the Southern Poverty Law Center in the U.S. Supreme Court, and representing TransAfrica protestors in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.