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Tom Bond focuses his practice on insurance and regulatory law both in Texas and on a national basis. His clients include insurance holding companies, life, health and property liability companies, trade associations, reinsurers, health maintenance organizations, corporate insurance agencies, commercial insureds, and the insurance regulators of other states. Tom has managed a number of insurance industry strategic initiatives at the Texas legislature in the areas of workers compensation, health insurance and managed care, credit and specialty lines coverages, broking and regulated transactions, and insurance regulation and taxation.

Tom has been involved in the rehabilitation and liquidation of troubled companies, both hostile and negotiated acquisitions and mergers, numerous regulatory approval projects, investment decisions, and the design and approval of new coverages. He represents clients in connection with regulatory approvals and acquisitions in a number of states. Tom acted as outside counsel to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in its establishment of the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Commission, the interstate compact for life and annuity contract filings and approval.

Tom is a frequent speaker on public policy topics related to insurance, health care, and legislative policymaking and is a strategic advisor to both publicly and privately held insurance enterprises.

Tom also represents diverse clients before the Texas legislature and numerous executive branch agencies.


  • Insurance
  • Policy and regulation
  • Legislature
  • Catastrophe Planning & Response



  • Commissioner of Insurance for the State of Texas, 1982-1985

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Government Relations Practice; Insurance Law; Administrative / Regulatory Law, 2007-2015 and 2017-2024
    • "Lawyer of the Year," Administrative / Regulatory Law, Austin, 2019 
    • "Lawyer of the Year," Government Law and Policy, Austin, 2014
    • "Lawyer of the Year," Insurance, Austin, 2011
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2008-2023
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Texas Super Lawyers, 2016-2019
  • Team Member, Best Lawyers in America, "Top Listed – Government Relations," 2018
  • Team Member, BTI Power Rankings, “The 16 Strongest Firms for ‘Go-To Outside Counsel’ Insurance Work,” 2016
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Healthcare - Health Insurers, 2014-2015
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Government Relations Law Firm of the Year," 2014
    • Ranked, Tier 1 – Government Relations, Austin Metropolitan Area
  • Listed, Texas' Best Lawyers, 2009-2010
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5.0

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Board Member, The Federation of Regulatory Counsel
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Colorado
  • Member, State Bar of Texas


  • J.D., with honors, The University of Texas School of Law, 1982
  • M.F.A, Bowling Green State University, 1973
  • B.A., English, Baylor University, 1969
  • Texas
  • Colorado