Tom Condon was born, raised, and attended high school in Pensacola, Florida. He has been a resident of Pensacola his entire life for over 60 years. He attended the University of Florida, achieved a BS degree, and played four years of football. He then attended law school in Birmingham, Alabama, at Cumberland School of Law, graduating in 1976. He returned to Pensacola with his wife to practice law at Emanuel Sheppard and Condon for about 15 years. He left there as a partner after practicing insurance defense work, general civil litigation, and representing injured workers and their workers’ compensation claims against insurance carriers.
Even before there was a Supreme Court certification for mediators, he began mediating cases for attorneys throughout Northwest Florida in 1994. He later earned the certification from the Supreme Court of Florida as a Certified Circuit Civil Mediator in 2002 through the present. Mediations have been a regular part of his practice for over 25 years. His mediation experience includes all civil litigation, workers compensation claims and family law.
In 2008 the Escambia County Tax Collector asked him to represent the tax collector’s office, a relationship that continues through the present. Three different tax collectors have received legal advice and counsel from Mr. Condon. The Tax Collector of Santa Rosa County, FL also receives legal advice and representation from the firm.
After representing insurance companies for several years at Emanuel Sheppard and Condon, his practice transitioned into representing injured workers in workers comp cases when he formed a partnership with Wilmer Mitchell at Mitchell and Condon PA. About 15 years ago, he formed Thomas F. Condon, PA, as a sole practitioner continuing to represent injured workers, conduct mediations, handle basic civil litigation, and representing the Tax Collector of Escambia County, Florida.
He particularly enjoys handling mediations and assisting parties in resolving their differences and removing themselves from the litigation process. Working with the attorneys for the parties with the common goal of resolution, without having to face a trial before a judge or jury, as the neutral party in the room, has been extremely rewarding. Seeing the look on an injured workers’ face when they realize they have someone on their side, protecting their rights against a workers compensation insurance company, is what becoming a lawyer is all about. He has enjoyed a very successful practice for over 43 years with former clients referring friends and family for his services on many occasions.
His community involvement in Pensacola has included: a board member for the diocese of Pensacola – Tallahassee, board member for Pensacola Catholic high, board member for volunteer Pensacola, and numerous positions with the Escambia, Santa Rosa County Bar Association. His volunteer work has benefited individuals released from prison, assisting in their return to society, coaching youth basketball and baseball for ten years; patrons of Manna Food Bank, and free legal clinics for the disadvantaged. He continues to reside in Pensacola with his wife of 47 years, the former Catie Ball of Jacksonville. They raised three children, and a total of four grandchildren.
My legal assistants, Pat, Sandra and Kyna have combined legal experience of over 60 years. We work as a team taking care of our clients’ issues and scheduling Mediations.