Tom has extensive experience as lead trial counsel, primarily in defense of Class I railways, as well as casualty insurers and their insureds In addition, he has argued before the Ohio Supreme Court on behalf of a multi-state manufacturer in a product liability case, and on behalf of a property owner in a toxic mold case, as well as before the Sixth Circuit on several occasions in a variety of matters. Tom has defended a variety of commercial and private property owners relative to premises liability claims, including several arising out of third-party assault. He has also defended governmental entities, school districts and their employees, and fraternities and sororities, and assisted in the defense of a national health care organization in R.I.C.O. litigation.” Tom also regularly handles litigation involving non-competition provisions and other restrictive covenants contained within employment agreements.
Tom earned both his Juris Doctor degree (1988) and his undergraduate degree (1985) from the University of Notre Dame.