Prior to joining Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC as an attorney, Tom Rinaldi was a high school teacher. Though his practice includes litigation and general counseling, and he’s represented higher education institutions, small businesses, nonprofit organizations and individuals, his teaching background still comes into play.

“I’ve spent over a decade as an attorney, but I still consider myself an educator at the core. Only my audience has changed,” he says. “Instead of high school students, I now spend my days educating judges, jurors and clients.”

Rinaldi also volunteers in the community. He served as the board president of the Literacy Volunteers of Collier County, the Grants Commission at Trinity-By-The-Cove Episcopal Church, Board of Directors of the YLS of the Collier County Bar and the Advisory Board of Legal Aid.

What are your future aspirations?

I try to live life one day at a time, asking myself, “What can I do today to positively impact my family, work colleagues, church and community?” If I can end the day by saying that I have had a positive impact (no matter how big or small), the day has been a success. I aspire to answer this question in the affirmative every day.