I Am AIA:
Tom Owens is an Attorney in private practice who has been involved in the construction industry for over 30 years - 12 as an electrical contractor, the rest as a lawyer. Tom received his law degree from the University of Washington in 1994 and has strong insight into what professional design firms need from counsel.
What is the value of AIA to you?
AIA is a place where the design community can come together to learn from each other and promote the value of design to our world.
I am interested in serving on the AIA Seattle board as public service where my expertise in design business issues can be leveraged. I want to support AIA to be helpful to all size firms, small and large.
How do you explain what you do for a living?
I help people understand design professional contracts, changing the language of contract into something more readily accessible by non-lawyers.