Tom has significant knowledge and advises hospitals in matters involving medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other healthcare-related claims.

He also has extensive experience in insurance litigation, railroad litigation, conflicts of law disputes, workers’ compensation subrogation, and state and federal appellate practice.

Tom was recognized as one of Ohio’s Super Lawyers™ in 2010 and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America® in Appellate Law (2011 – 2024).

Honors & Awards

  • Ohio’s Super Lawyers™ (2010)
  • Best Lawyers in America® (2011 – 2024)

Professional Associations

  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Stark County Bar Association
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Moshi Diocese Seminary Foundation
  • Former Secretary, Advisory Board, Crown Point Ecology Center


  • “Staying and Superseding Judgments: A National Compendium,” Ohio law chapter, American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (July 2007)
  • Chapter Author: Legal Considerations: “So You Want to be Sued for Malpractice,” in Bouncebacks! Emergency Department Cases: ED Returns, Michael B. Weinstock, M.D. & Ryan Longstreth, M.D. (2006)
  • “State Caps on Medical Malpractice Awards are Not Unconstitutional,” Martindale Hubbell’s Counsel to Counsel (January 2006)
  • “A Broad Overview of EMTALA, The Federal ‘Patient Anti-Dumping Act’”, Buckingham, Doolittle, & Burroughs, LLP Health & Medicine Reporter; Martindale Hubbell, Counsel to Counsel Health Care Alert (May 5, 2005)
  • “Limits on Expert Testimony under Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc.,” National Research Council, Transportation Research Board, 36th Annual Workshop on Transportation Law(Chicago, Illinois, July 21, 1997)
  • “Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Weintraub,” Case note, Vol. 19, No. 1, Akron Law Review (Summer 1985)


Tom has presented seminars on appellate law, uninsured motorist law, insurance defense under reservation of rights, and use of demonstrative evidence in railroad litigation.