Thomas V. DiBacco has had a distinguished career in teaching and as a consultant working for governmental and private organizations. He is the author of numerous books and articles in scholarly journals and newspapers. He retired from teaching in 1999. In a deposition taken during Katz v. R.J. Reynolds DiBacco acknowledged that he had made $380,000 with tobacco-related litigation-work since 1995.
 Deposition of Thomas DiBacco, October 8, 2010, Katz v. R.J. Reynolds. Westlaw reference: 2010 WL 3537162.