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Fisher & Sauls, P.A. Providing Personal and Business Legal Services Since 1936
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Thomas H. McLain, Jr.

Thomas H. McLain, Jr.Phone: 727-822-2033
Fax: 727-822-1633

Areas of Practice

Commercial Litigation and Transactions


  • J.D. University of Tennessee College of Law
  • Masters of Business Administration, University of Florida
  • B.S. (Accounting), University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Bar Memberships and Affiliations

Member: Florida Bar and Arkansas Bar; St. Petersburg Bar Association; Florida Bar (Business Law Section, Civil Trial Section); Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association.

Court Admissions

  • Florida – all courts
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida


Tom McLain has over thirty years of legal experience in a broad variety of business and legal settings. He has acted as counsel for numerous banking institutions in litigation ranging from commercial foreclosures to defense of customer claims. He has also represented financial regulatory institutions, such as the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC). In addition, he has substantial experience in Federal Bankruptcy Court, primarily representing creditors, but also with experience as counsel for bankruptcy trustees and a court-appointed creditor’s committee.

Mr. McLain has experience in the following areas:


  • Commercial Litigation, including foreclosures and receiverships.
  • Banking law, including lender claims and defenses.
  • Bankruptcy (creditor only).
  • Real Estate litigation.
  • Technology licensing and development disputes.
  • Probate and Trust litigation.
  • Arbitrations and Mediations.


  • Mergers and acquisitions.
  • Leases.
  • Contracts.

Mr. McLain also has handled appellate cases in both state and federal courts. He has represented numerous clients in a wide variety of matters, including diverse litigation on complex business issues such as cross-border computer licensing and mortgage warehouse lending. Utilizing his business background, Mr. McLain has represented clients in multi-million dollars asset sales and in complex merger transactions.

Mr. McLain has also developed a number of computer programs focused on the needs of lawyers, in areas ranging from discovery management to document management. With the increasing utililization of technology in litigation, his experience in these areas can help to mitigate the cost to clients.

In all areas of practice, Tom strives to be responsive to the needs of clients and to provide cost-effective representation.

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The attorneys at Fisher & Sauls, P.A. are experts in the areas of estate planning, probate, real estate transactions, business law, and litigation. Please contact our offices to schedule a consultation regarding your legal concern.

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