Tom has been actively involved in private and corporate practice since 1981. He has an extensive and varied background in general civil matters, including liquor licensing, real estate, land use planning and zoning, Kentucky public and municipal law matters and Kentucky workers' compensation and Kentucky administrative law, general corporate and commercial transactional matters and litigation.

Tom received his B.A. from Ohio State University, College of Humanities, holds an M.S.L.S. from the University of Kentucky, College of Library and Information Science, and obtained his Juris Doctor from Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law.

Tom is active in local community services. He was re-elected to the Crescent Springs City Council in 2014, a position he has held since 1999. In his elected official capacity he serves as the chair of City Council, head of the City Long Range Planning Committee and a city board representative to the Crescent Villa Fire Authority. Since 2001, he has been the city representative member of the Planning and Development Services Council for Kenton County, Ky. Tom is a longtime member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, a member of the Kentucky Association for Economic Development and a member of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Business Advocacy Committee. He also currently serves as a board member for the Northern Kentucky affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Tom is a graduate of the Chamber's Leadership Northern Kentucky Class of 2006-2007.

Tom is admitted to practice law in the states of Ohio and Kentucky.


  • Graduate, Leadership Northern Kentucky (Class of 2006 - 2007)

  • Honoree, Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law (2022 - present)

All Service Areas


  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law - Northern Kentucky University (1980)
  • University of Kentucky (1975)
  • The Ohio State University (1973)


  • Federal - Eastern District of Kentucky
  • Federal - Southern District of Ohio
  • Federal - Western District of Kentucky
  • State - Ohio
  • State - Kentucky

Professional Affiliations

  • Kentucky Bar Association


  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association

    Former Member

Community Involvement

  • City of Crescent Springs, KY

    City Council (1998 - present)

  • Interfaith Hospitality Network of Northern Kentucky

    Former Member, Board of Directors (2007 - 2011)

  • Kentucky Association for Economic Development (KAED)

    Member (2007 - present)

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Northern Kentucky

    Board Member (2015 - present)

  • Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

    Member, Business Advocacy Committee

  • Northern Kentucky Planning Council

    Appointed Representative, City of Crescent Springs (nka PDS of Kenton County) (2001 - present)

  • Northern Kentucky Workforce Investment Board

    Former Board Member (2013 - 2014)