Tom joined Taft in 1962 upon his graduation from the University of Michigan Law School where he was a member of the Michigan Law Review. He was also a graduate of Williams College, receiving his B.A. with honors in political science.
From 1962 to 1969, Tom served as an attorney at Taft until he was elected Municipal and Common Pleas Court Judge. He later rejoined Taft in 1978 and became our Managing Partner in 1999. Through his leadership, he guided Taft through many changes and laid the groundwork for the success our firm enjoys today.
“All of us who were fortunate to know Tom will miss his kindness, his wise counsel, his preternatural calm in the face of adversity, and his deep commitment to his friends, family and colleagues,” said James Zimmerman, Partner-in-Charge of Taft’s Cincinnati office.
A long-time leader in the Cincinnati community, Tom served as President of the Cincinnati Bar Association and chaired or served on many corporate and nonprofit boards, including Cincinnati Arts Association, May Festival, Messer Construction, the Leadership Cincinnati Steering Committee, the Hamilton County Public Defender Commission and the Medical Center Fund of Cincinnati.
Tom will be deeply missed by his friends and colleagues at Taft.