Thomas graduated from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 2011 with honors, and founded his law firm soon after being licensed to practice law in Ohio. It was an ambitious goal for a new lawyer, but a decision that Thomas made without hesitation.
Growing up in Lowellville, Ohio, his family was in the contracting business. His grandfather on his mother’s side, Ralph Conti, founded the Conti Corporation over 40 years ago with only $500 and a pickup truck. Now the Conti Corporation has bonding powers exceeding $30 million, with additional attributes such as on-staff engineering and design-build capabilities. Mr. Conti also founded Enertech Electrical, Inc. in 1981, and Enertech now employs over 40 professionals.
But his mother’s side is not alone when it comes to entrepreneurial endeavors. Thomas’s other grandfather (after whom Thomas was named), was also an entrepreneur. He also owned and operated his own meat market in Hartville, Ohio, until he retired in 1996. Thomas’s father, Greg, now serves as CEO of Enertech Electrical.
Thomas attended John Carroll University where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy. During his senior year, Thomas was selected as the 2008 Millor Orator, the only student speaker at commencement. You can watch his speech by clicking here.
During law school, Thomas wrote for the Journal of Law & Health and authored a note titled, “Poor American Health: Addressing Weight-Related Problems in the Low Income Community in a Comprehensive Manner.” As an editor on the Journal, Thomas coordinated a symposium on medical cannabis that included speakers from the medical, political, and legal industries who offered their thoughts on the potential legalization of the plant for medical purposes. You can watch that symposium by clicking here. In 2011, Thomas was selected as the Journal’s Editor of the Year.
Thomas now practices in a wide range of areas, including criminal defense, family law, personal injury, business and insurance litigation, and estate planning.
Contact Thomas today by dialing (216) 503-2232 to schedule a free initial consultation.
- Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association: Membership Committee; Solo and Small Firm Subcommittee
- Ohio State Bar Association
- Cuyahoga County Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association
- Cleveland Marshall College of Law: Solo and Small Firm Initiative
- National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML): Legal Committee
- Cleveland NORML