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Quick Facts

  • Head of Legal, ProGrowTech
  • Admitted in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Oregon
  • Offers guidance with contracts, intellectual property, litigation and business law
  • Corporate/Litigation Attorney at Mangum Wall Stoops & Warden, PLLC;
  • independently built an IP practice serving over 50 businesses
  • Former Assistant Attorney General at the Wisconsin Department of Justice
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of Arizona
  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law

Tom Dietrich

Head of Legal

Tom Dietrich serves as ProGrowTech’s Head of Legal, playing a critical role in guiding the company through legal negotiations, contracts, product roll-outs and opportunities as it gains market share and expands nationally in the cannabis space.

A trusted corporate advisor, Tom applies in-depth knowledge and broad experience to mitigate risk in all facets of ProGrowTech. He is an asset to any rapidly growing business–especially in the cannabis space–also acting as an educational resource for both ProGrowTech executives and employees when it comes to areas of liability.

In addition to his work with ProGrowTech, Tom is an intellectual property, business and litigation attorney at Mangum Wall Stoops & Warden, PLLC. Serving as a general counsel to companies, municipalities and schools, Tom advises on IP, contract, LLC/corporate, employment and policy issues. Among a wide-range of responsibilities, Tom negotiates and drafts strategic contracts, conducts internal investigations and mentors startups. He independently built an IP practice that now serves more than 50 businesses and public entities.

Tom brings a wealth of experience to the ProGrowTech team, having provided legal counsel in diverse contexts. Tom worked as a litigation and IP Associate at Baker Hostetler LLP, where he represented clients in patent, copyright, trademark and trade secrets litigation, as well as wrote several successful petitions for review of software patents, which led to favorable settlements. He also negotiated service agreements for a Fortune 500 software company.

Further, Tom served as the Assistant Attorney General at the Wisconsin Department of Justice. There, he pursued State’s appeals and opposed appeals and habeas corpus requests before the state court of appeals, the state supreme court and the federal district court. Tom drafted more than 50 appellate briefs.

Before that, Tom began his career as a White Collar and IP Associate at Crowell & Moring LLP. He litigated IP infringement, antitrust, government contracts and healthcare fraud cases, in addition to guiding a Fortune 100 client in responding to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission. He collaborated with clients and auditors to assess compliance, propose policy changes and draft revised policies.