About Tom

Thomas S. Gilbert JD, MA, CAADC
Founder & CEO

Tom’s lifelong passion for helping others has shaped his career. After law school, he served as an assistant prosecuting attorney with more than 200 jury trials, started his own criminal defense law practice, and was elected to the bench of the 86th District Court in Traverse City, MI.

Tom came to recovery in 2002, and his experiences brought him to a new career focus: helping individuals and their loved ones to find lasting recovery. In 2006, he graduated with a Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling from Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies. With additional intervention training, Tom has conducted over 100 interventions, helping individuals and families on their lifelong quest for recovery and better lives.

Tom is committed to ending the stigma associated with addiction. He speaks around the country on topics of prevention, addiction, treatment, advocacy, and recovery. In addition to interventions, Tom provides recovery counseling and professional legal services specialized to address addiction, treatment, and recovery.

Choose help. Call Tom today and join him on the journey of joyful recovery.

Professional Associations


  • Network of Independent Interventionists
    Member, Chairman Ethics Committee
  • Michigan/National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors
    Member, Former Board Member MI
  • Traverse City Retreat (Quality Sober Living for Men)
    Founding 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

About TouchStone

TouchStone Intervention & Professional Services was founded by CEO/President Hon. Thomas S. Gilbert (ret.), in 2007. Tom has led hundreds of interventions with a high success rate of helping individuals into treatment the same day.

TouchStone has helped thousands of individuals, families, businesses, and professionals who have a desire to break the cycle of addiction and grow in their physical, emotional, and spiritual development. Tom helps people successfully navigate the criminal justice system and the devastating consequences of addiction.

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