Thomas J. Trask
Thomas (“Tom”) J. Trask was appointed as Town Attorney in June 2023. He is a partner of Trask Daigneault, LLP, a Clearwater law firm established in 1973 dedicated to serving local governments throughout Florida. Tom’s practice is dedicated entirely to municipal representation and leads or assists in the representation of all of the firm’s municipal clients, including attendance at Commission/ Council and other City/Town board/committee meetings, legal research regarding municipal law issues, preparation of ordinances, resolutions, municipal agreements and contracts, and counsels municipal officials and staff.
In addition to his appointment in Belleair, Tom is currently the City Attorney for the Cities of Belleair Bluffs, Madeira Beach, and Oldsmar. He is also the Code Enforcement Board Attorney for the City of Safety Harbor, the Special Magistrate for the Town of Belleair Shores and is the Board Attorney for the City of Clearwater’s Nuisance Abatement Board. Tom also speaks on numerous occasions on the subject of Sunshine Law, public records laws, ethics and gift law for public officials.
Tom has achieved an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated attorney designation by Martindale-Hubbell® - the highest professional and ethical rating awarded. He is the past president and has been a board member for over three decades for Youth and Family Alternatives, Inc. (“YFA”), a charitable organization headquartered in New Port Richey, benefiting troubled and underprivileged youth. Tom is also a Paul Harris Fellow and past president of the Tarpon Springs Rotary Club.
Tom is a graduate of the Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia. He is a member in good standing with the Florida Bar and has been since 1988. Tom is also a member of the Georgia Bar, Clearwater Bar and Florida Municipal Attorneys Association. He is Board Certified in City, County, and Local Government Law.