St. Louis University, St Louis, Missouri (June 1967)

Law School
St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri (May 1973)

Winner, 1972 ATLA Environmental Law Essay Contest

Joint Faculty-Student Law Library Committee

Delta Theta Phi Law


Purple Heart

Thomas J. Flaherty was decorated several times during his career in the Military, including these two
Purple Heart Medals.

Military Service

Infantry Platoon Commander & Company Commander,
United States Marine Corps (1967 to 1970)

Served in Vietnam with First Marine Division from February 1968 to March 1969.
Served with Fifth Marine Division and Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California
from April 1969 to July 1970.

Member, United States Marine Corps Reserve (1970 to July 1, 1997)

Served in various command and staff billets of 6th Engineer Support Battalion,
4th FSSG, 4th Marine Division, Portland, Oregon, including Company Commander,
Battalion S-1 and S-3, and Battalion Executive Officer (1976 to 1982)

Served as Site Staff Judge Advocate, Marine Air Group 42, Detachment "C,"
4th Marine Air Wing, NAS, Whidbey Island, Washington (Oct. 1982 to Oct. 1985)

Served in Reserve Augmentation Unit, Judge Advocate Division, Headquarters
Marine Corps, Washington, D.C.

Assistant Regional Defense Counsel, Pacific Region (Feb. 1986 to Feb. 1990)

Deputy Chief Defense Counsel, U.S. Marine Corps (Feb. 1990 to July 1993)

Commanding Officer, MTU-OR-1, Portland, Oregon (Feb. 1994 to June 1996)

Deputy Staff Judge Advocate (Colonel),
Marine Forces Pacific, Camp H. M. Smith, Oahu, Hawaii. (June 1996 to July 1997)

Retired as a Colonel. (July 1, 1997)

Awarded Legion of Merit by U.S. Marine Corps. (October 17, 1997)

Military Academia

The Basic School (1967)
U.S. Naval Justice School (1976)
U.S. Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School (1980)
U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College (1982)
U.S. Naval Justice School -- Advanced Course (1984)
Reserve Components National Security Course (1989 and 1995)


Legion of Merit
Two Purple Heart Medals
Navy Commendation Medal
with Combat "V"
Presidential Unit Citation
Combat Action Ribbon
Vietnamese Campaign with Four Stars
Vietnamese Service

Legion of Merit & Commendation Medal

Thomas J. Flaherty has been awarded the Legion of Merit and the Navy & Marine Commendation medals.


Member, Oregon State Bar Association
Past Member and Chairman, Local Professional Responsibility Committee, Oregon State Bar Association
Past Legal Counsel and Secretary of the Board, Portland Jaycees
Past Scoutmaster, Troop 297, Boy Scouts of America, Beaverton, Oregon
Member, Oregon Pilots' Association
Member, Aircraft Owners and Pilots' Association of America
Member and Past Chairman, Aviation Section, Oregon State Bar
Pilot with the Metro Senior Squadron, Oregon Wing, Civil Air Patrol


Instrument Rated Commercial Pilot (single engine land, multi-engine land, and single engine sea)
FAA Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) and Certified Instrument Flight Instructor (CFII)
FAA Certified N-B25 SIC (Second in Command)
Skiing, Surfing, Fishing, Mountain Climbing.