Tom Ostenson

Legal Counsel

Tom brings an amazing ability for getting things accomplished with grace and to the mutual benefit of all parties.  As leader of our legal, regulatory and compliance functions, Tom brings to our team a 37-year legal career focused on consumer products and services and is well-versed in insurance, healthcare, and banking regulatory compliance and the resolution of legal disputes.  Tom began working with our team in 2016 and found an immediate compatibility with The Karis Group mission and focus.

After earning a law degree from the University of Mississippi, Tom began his practice as an insurance defense litigator, later moving into general counsel roles with two companies that administer consumer products and services to national markets. Prior to joining The Karis Group team, Tom served Aon for nearly 17 years.

Tom and Ginger, his wife of 39 years, have 2 adult children and 3 grandchildren who live in the same area and love getting together!

Favorite Book
The Bible – it’s the only guide for fulfilled living.

Favorite Weekend Activity
Tennis, yard work, babysitting and Ole Miss sports.

Favorite Quote
“For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.  Let us therefor come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:15-16 (New KJV)