Tom has gained considerable experience in representing medium-sized, closely held businesses in a variety of legal matters, including business sales and acquisitions, labor negotiations and arbitrations, higher education law and succession planning. He is listed in Best Lawyers® in the area of Corporate Law, an honor with which he has been recognized for more than 10 years. In addition, Tom has been recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers®.


  • University of Detroit School of Law  (J.D., 1967)
  • The Ohio State University  (B.S., 1964)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Professional Associations

  • Dayton Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America®
  • Ohio Super Lawyers


  • University of Dayton, Board of Trustees
  • Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, Board of Trustees and Secretary
  • National City Bank of Dayton, past Member of Board of Directors
  • Parents Advancing Choice in Education, Board of Trustees, past Chairman
  • Kettering Medical Center Foundation, Board of Trustees, former Member and Chairman
  • Dayton Urban League, Board of Trustees, past Chairman
  • Chaminade-Julienne High School, past Chairman, Development Advisory Council
  • Ohio State University Alumni Association for Montgomery County, past President
  • United Way Campaigns, Chairman of Individual Groups, 1995-1996