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Tom has appeared in federal and state courts on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants involving claims for personal injury, wrongful death, intentional tort and other tort causes of action. He also has represented clients in cases involving products liability, medical and legal malpractice, life insurance claims, commercial contract disputes and commercial real estate litigation claims. 

Tom has counseled premises owners and manufacturer clients on the selection, content and location of necessary and appropriate warnings. He also has assisted manufacturing clients in complying with product labeling requirements as well as code and regulation compliance.

Tom works closely with utility companies, builders, insurance companies and other publicly and privately held corporations in negotiating their business disputes.

Prior to his law career, Tom handled corporate investigations for Research Associates, Inc. He uses his extensive investigative experience to investigate claims, review the circumstances that gave rise to an incident, and recommend policy changes to prevent or defend against future claims. Tom also has conducted fraud investigations for the boards of directors of manufacturing clients.

Tom joined Calfee in 1988 and became a partner with the firm in 1998. 

Education

J.D., magna cum laude, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Order of the Coif, 1988

B.S., Central Missouri State University, 1977

Experience

Experience

Professional & Community

Professional & Community

Cathedral Latin High School, varsity football coach

Lake Catholic High School Parent Advisory Board, former chairman

Lake Hospital Foundation, former trustee

Lakeland County College Paralegal Advisory Committee, member 

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Licensed In

  • Ohio 

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
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