Tom Pontré practices in both commercial and public law.
Before joining the bar, Tom was an Assistant State Solicitor in the Litigation Team at the State Solicitor’s Office where he conducted a wide-ranging commercial and public litigation practice as both solicitor and counsel. Tom has trial and appellate advocacy experience, and has regularly appeared in most jurisdictions, including the Supreme, District and Magistrates Courts, and the State Administrative Tribunal.
Tom’s broad experience has included contractual disputes, regulatory prosecutions, judicial and merits review, land and environment, and employment. Immediately prior to joining the bar, Tom worked on the Aboriginal stolen wages class action in the Federal Court.
Tom began his career in 2010 as Associate to the Hon Chief Justice Martin at the Supreme Court.
Tom holds a Bachelor of Civil Law from the University of Oxford, and degrees in Arts and Law from the University of Western Australia where he has tutored in commercial and administrative law.