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Biography

Tom practices in the government services, litigation, and labor and employment areas. He represents clients in a wide array of matters, with emphasis on litigation, employment and labor matters, school law issues, municipal law issues, and alternative dispute resolution. He has defended individual, class, and collective actions, and has litigated several cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the Courts of Appeal in Ohio, and trial courts in Ohio.

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Experience

Trial Verdicts

Obtained defense jury verdict for multiple defendants after two-day employment discrimination trial.

Obtained defense verdict after bench trial in workers’ compensation retaliation lawsuit.

Obtained defense jury verdict after seven-day personal injury trial.

Obtained defense verdict after two-day bench trial in fraud lawsuit.

Appellate Decisions

Rose v. CTL Aerospace, Inc., 2012-Ohio-1596 (12th Dist. Ct. App.)

Lacey v. CTL Aerospace, Inc., 2011-Ohio-4905 (12th Dist. Ct. App.)

Johnson v. Edgewood City School Dist. Bd. of Edn., 2010-Ohio-3135 (12th Dist. Ct. App.)

Johnson v. Edgewood City School Dist. Bd. of Edn.2009-Ohio-3827 (12th Dist. Ct. App.)

Main & High Dev. v. City of Oxford, 2009-Ohio-6048 (12th Dist. Ct. App.)

State ex rel. Professionals Guild of Ohio v. State Emp. Relations Bd., 2009-Ohio-2155 (10th Dist. Ct. App.)

In re Request for Transfer of Territory from the Franklin City School Dist., Warren Cty., to the Middletown City School Dist., Butler & Warren, 2009-Ohio-2505 (10th Dist. Ct. App.)

Mortensen v. Butler Cty. Bd. of Commrs., 2008-Ohio-1728 (12th Dist. Ct. App.)

Lindsey v. Sinclair Broadcast Group, 2003-Ohio-6898 (2d Dist. Ct. App.)

Wofford v. Middletown Tube Works, 67 Fed. Appx. 312 (6th Cir.)

Lamping v. Walraven, 30 Fed. Appx. 577 (6th Cir.)

Bardonaro v. General Motors Corp., 2000 WL 1062188 (2d Dist. Ct. App.)

Day v. Middletown-Monroe City Sch. Dist., 2000 WL 979141 (12th Dist. Ct. App.)

Day v. Middletown-Monroe City Sch. Dist., 2000 WL 525612 (12th Dist. Ct. App.)

Carey v. AK Steel Corp., 1998 Ohio App. LEXIS 3203 (12th Dist. Ct. App.)

City of Oxford v. Day, 1998 WL 117167 (12th Dist. Ct. App.)

Brittain v. Brown’s Run Country Club, 1997 WL 89159 (12th Dist. Ct. App.), appeal dismissed, 79 Ohio St. 3d 1445 (1997)

Trial Court Decisions

Wessendarp v. Berling, 2013 WL 3353886 (S.D. Ohio)

Jestice v. Butler Tech. and Career Dev. Schools Bd. of Educ., 2012 WL 3527186 (S.D. Ohio)

Jestice v. Butler Tech. and Career Dev. Schools Bd. of Educ., 2012 WL 71021 (S.D. Ohio)

Bethel v. Middletown City School Dist.2011 WL 2133623 (S.D. Ohio)

Bethel v. Middletown City School Dist., 2011 WL 2038597 (S.D. Ohio)

Harmon v. Hamilton County, Ohio, 2011 WL 6091786 (S.D. Ohio)

Mansour v. West Chester Board of Trustees2011 WL 5389280 (S.D. Ohio)

Mansour v. West Chester Board of Trustees, 2011 WL 5403137 (S.D. Ohio)

OPW Fueling Components v. Works, 2007 WL 1406956 (S.D. Ohio)

Arbitration Awards

In the Matter of Arbitration Between:  The Miami Valley Professional Firefighters Association, IAFF and Miami Valley Fire District, AMS No. 05/15 (Goldberg, November 13, 2015)

In the Matter of Arbitration Between:  Respondent (Educational Services) v. Grievant 1‑Labor Union (Grievant 2 Termination),2011 WL 2662128, AAA, April 06, 2011

In the Matter of Arbitration Middletown City School District (Ohio) and Middletown Classified Employees Association/OEA/NEA,2009 WL 7323916 (Arb.), AWARD:  February 19, 2009

Miamisburg (OH), City of and Miamisburg Firefighters, Local 31154, 2008 WL 8568562 (Arb. Award), April 16, 2008

Kautex Textron, 125 L.A. 746 (Brunner, 2007)

Kautex Textron, 124 L.A. 785 (Fullmer, 2007)

Arbitration Between City of Miamisburg, Ohio and Miamisburg Police Association a/w F.O.P., Ohio Labor Council, Inc., 2000 WL 33155086 (Arb.), July 23, 2000

Other Info About Tom

Education

Law School

University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 1994
Law Review Editorial Board

Undergraduate School

Miami University – Richard T. Farmer School of Business, B.S., 1989
Phi Alpha Theta

The Ohio State University

Bar Membership

Tom is licensed to practice in the following state:

Ohio, 1994

Courts

Tom is admitted to practice before the following courts:

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America® for Education Law 2008-2019

Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Butler County Bar Association (First Vice President 2011, President 2012)

Ohio State Bar Association

Cincinnati Bar Association

Ohio School Boards Association, Member

Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys Executive Committee (Vice-Chair 2006, Chair 2007)

American Heart Association Middletown Division, President, Board of Directors 2006-2007

Leadership Mid-Miami Valley, Graduate

Butler County Republican Party, Executive Committee