Thomas E. Owen
April 19th, 1939- April 20th, 2015
Tom possessed exceptional problem-solving skills, a vestige, no doubt, of the degree he earned from the University of Michigan School of Engineering. As an attorney, Tom’s greatest gift was his ability to “think like a lawyer” — that is, the ability to identify legal issues and to formulate a plan of resolution. Tom’s clients found in him the solution for what, in many cases, was an insoluble problem. For 50 years, Tom practiced law with the highest level of integrity, helping thousands of clients along the way. Tom was my mentor, friend and step father. He will me missed, but the lessons he taught me will stay with me for a lifetime.