Thomas Radio is a member of the firm’s Real Estate and Litigation practice areas. He provides a range of services and creative solutions for corporations, individuals, non-profit organizations, and public entities on issues related to construction, real estate valuation, and land use. By providing wise advice and understanding his clients’ goals, Tom has been able to achieve significant success for his clients, even in the most challenging and complicated disputes. Using those experiences, he is committed to advising his clients on ways to avoid litigation, if possible, but to be ready to take the matter to trial, if necessary.
During his professional career as a trial lawyer and counselor, Tom has acted as counsel for both private and public entities on construction, land use, eminent domain, and real property valuation matters. He has represented owners and developers who sought governmental approvals, and faced special assessment and eminent domain proceedings. For those in the construction industry, Tom has been adept at negotiating construction contracts, litigating payment, delay, and defect claims and resolving bid disputes. He serves as a mediator and arbitrator, and is listed on the Minnesota Supreme Court’s Rule 114 roster of qualified neutrals.
An active member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, Tom served on the Minnesota State Bar Association Board of Governors and Litigation Section Governing Council. He has served as Chair of the Local Government Section, Chair of the Appellate Practice Section, and Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association Construction Law Section. Tom currently serves as Chair of the Real Property Specialist Certification Board of the MSBA Real Property Section.
Serving the legal profession, Tom has served as Vice Chair for the Federal Practice Committee of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, and as Chair of the Minnesota Supreme Court State Board of Continuing Education. Tom also served on the Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure.
Tom has been named Certified Civil Trial Law Specialist and Certified Real Property Law Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association and has been recognized as a Minnesota “Leading Attorney” and Super Lawyer by Minnesota Law and Politics. He has also achieved an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Tom was recognized as Attorney of the Year for Real Estate Litigation in 2021 by Best Lawyers in America©. Minnesota Lawyer recognized him in its Power 30 in Real Estate Special Section.
Tom is dedicated to providing pro bono legal services, and, as a result, has been named a North Star Lawyer by the Minnesota State Bar Association.