Thomas B. Song

Senior Counsel
Orange County Office
949-622-1661, ext 1462
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Toughest Job: Nuke prototype school (12-hour, rotating shiftwork on a submarine nuclear reactor for six months, so the 7 pm to 7 am rotation was rough.)

First Job: Newspaper boy.

If I Wasn't A Lawyer, I'd Be: A concert musician. There is a certain freedom to making music/creating sound, I feel.

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Thomas B. Song represents California employers in both single plaintiff discrimination and wage-hour class and collective actions.  In addition to litigation, Song also has an active advice and counsel practice, and enjoys providing timely and effective advice to employers on a broad range of employment issues.

Song also has extensive experience in OSHA compliance and litigation.  As prior legal counsel to the Cal/OSHA Appeals Board, Song uses his unique background to provide tailored and effective advice regarding the myriad of California OSHA laws and compliance issues.  He is especially passionate about helping companies throughout the entire inspection, appeal, and hearing process, and is always looking to achieve the best possible result.

Song has personally and successfully defended dozens of OSHA appeals before both the California OSHA Appeals Board and Federal Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, including several complete dismissals of Serious and/or fatality-related citations, after multi-day evidentiary hearings. 

Besides his proven advocacy in the courtroom and before administrative tribunals, Song is also a seasoned litigation attorney, having prevailed on numerous motions to dismiss, motions to compel, and summary judgment motions.  Song also has extensive experience in petitioning for writs of mandate, and has argued before multiple California Courts of Appeal as lead counsel.

Prior to law school, Song was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy, and is a graduate of the U.S. Navy Nuclear Power Program.  He completed multiple six-month deployments on both destroyers and aircraft carriers, studied at the Defense Language Institute (DLI), and served as the foreign exchange officer to the Korean Naval Academy.

Song earned his law degree while working full-time for Otis Elevator Company.

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Loyola Law School at Los Angeles, J.D., 2010

  • Judicial Extern to the Honorable Philip S. Gutierrez, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2009

Defense Language Institute (DLI), 2003

Virginia Military Institute (VMI), B.S., Computer Science/Math, with distinction, 1996

Professional Affiliations/Leadership/Awards

Member, Orange County Bar Association

First Honors Award, Technology and Privacy Law

Selected for U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps (JAG), Spring 2011


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