A Trusted Professional Specializing in Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery Resources

Tom’s lifelong passion for helping others has shaped his career. But before he began his clinical work, he was in the legal field.

Apart from interventions, he offers recovery counseling and professional legal services specialized to address addiction, treatment, and recovery.

Professional Background

Legal/Clinical Experience

After law school, he became an assistant prosecuting attorney with more than 200 jury trials. Tom also started his own criminal defense law practice. After some time, he was then elected judge of the 86th District Court in Traverse City, MI.

In 2002, Tom found recovery which brought a new career focus. He wanted to help individuals and their loved ones find lasting recovery from drug and alcohol dependence.

Tom graduated with an Masters in Addiction Counseling from Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies in 2006. With additional intervention training, he has conducted over 100 interventions, helping individuals and families on their quest for recovery.

As someone who is committed to ending the stigma associated with addiction, he speaks across the country on topics of prevention, addiction, treatment, advocacy, and recovery.



  • Network of Independent Interventionists

    Member, Former Chairman Ethics Committee

  • National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (Michigan)

    Member, Former Board Member MI

  • Traverse City Retreat (Quality Sober Living for Men)

    Founder and Former Chairman of the Board

  • Faces and Voices of Recovery

    Past Advisory Committee

  • Michigan Bar Association Lawyers and Judges Assistance Committee

    Former Member and Chair

  • Illinois Bar Association Lawyers Assistance Program

    Current Volunteer

  • Michigan Bar Association

    Active Member in Good Standing, Since 1987, P-39947

Thomas Gilbert

About the Practice

In 2007, Ret. Hon. Thomas S. Gilbert established TouchStone Intervention & Professional Services. He is presently the CEO and President of the business.

Tom has led hundreds of interventions with a high success rate of helping individuals into treatment the same day. He has guided thousands of individuals, families, businesses, and professionals in breaking the cycle of addiction. This allowed them to grow physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

In addition to this, Tom helps people successfully navigate the criminal justice system and the consequences of addiction. Contact him today and Tom will guide you through the journey of recovery.