Thomas Shane Hagen, J.D.
Legal Assistant & Marketing Director for David Toback, Esq.
Office: (813) 231-6036
Over the past fifteen (15) years Mr. Hagen has founded, co-founded, owned and operated his own businesses, including a national consulting firm. His experiences include business management, business strategies, telecommunications, public speaking, leadership and marketing. From 2009 to 2010, he attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), where he became a member of Phi Alpha Delta, and was elected to serve as President of UMKC’s Pre-Law Society in 2009, and again in 2010. In May 2011, Mr. Hagen earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts, cum laude, and received UMKC’s highest departmental honors in his minor–Communications Studies. In July 2011, he earned a Certificate of Completion from Cumulus Broadcasting, for his internship as The Morning Show Production Editor.
In 2012, Mr. Hagen moved to the Tampa Bay area, where he attended Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School (Cooley). From 2012 to 2015, Mr. Hagen was an Ambassador for Cooley Law School, and in 2013 and 2014, he was recognized as a Cooley Pro Bono Junior Associate. From 2013 to 2014, he served as the American Bar Association-Law Student Division Cooley VITA Committee Chairman, and Cooley’s Trimble Class Representative. From 2012 to 2015 Mr. Hagen was an American Bar Association-Young Lawyer Division member, also from 2012 to 2015, Mr. Hagen worked as an independent Manager of Marketing for Lloyd Realty, in Riverview, Florida, and from 2014 to 2015, he worked as an independent Business Consultant and Paralegal, in a Tampa boutique firm-The Hurdle Law Firm, PLLC. Mr. Hagen went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree in January 2016.
During his last year in law school, and for seven months after he graduated, he worked for Gorman & Jones, PLC, an Estate Planning law firm in Tampa, Florida, where he focused on estate planning for high net worth clients. From 2013 to present, Mr. Hagen has been a member of the Florida Justice Association-Law Student Division. Since leaving the Tampa firm, Mr. Hagen has worked as an independent Legal Assistant and Paralegal for a start-up Estate Planning firm in Orlando, Florida, where he dealt extensively with drafting Living and Last Wills, Revocable Living Trusts, HIPAA Release and Authorizations, Healthcare Surrogates, Durable Power of Attorneys, Conservator and Guardianships, and Amendments thereto.
Mr. Hagen is a licensed Florida Notary, and in December 2016, he took on the roles of Legal Assistant and Marketing Director for David Toback, an Estate Planning attorney in Tampa, Florida, with more than nineteen (19) years of experience. Mr. Hagen anticipates sitting for the Florida Bar in 2017, and upon passage he’ll continue to work with Mr. Toback in the following practice areas: Estate Planning, including Wills and Trusts; Probate; Tax law; Elder law; and Business formation, dissolution, and complex business transactions.