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Thomas Joseph Silk

Thomas Joseph Silk

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Employment & Labor, Medical Malpractice, Defective and Dangerous Products

About Me

Experience Matters.  Experience cannot be taught, it's not learned in school and you're certainly not born with it.  Experience is the result of hard work, dedication, tenacity and respect.  I have earned the respect of my collegues and opponents and I'm proud to be able to put my 30+ years of personal injury experience to use for my clients.

    When you are involved in a serious personal injury matter, you want to results that my experience can provide.  I will be honored to talk with you and guide you through this ever-changing field of law.

     I am often heard telling my clients how proud I am to be able to say that I am a born and bred Clevelander, having lived here all my life - I've raised my family here, practiced law here and I'll retire here (not soon, hopefully).  It's an exciting time to be part of the resurrgence of this great City - -   Cleveland Rocks ! ! !


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Personal Injury: 60%
    30 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
  3. Employment & Labor: 10%
  4. Defective and Dangerous Products: 5%
  5. Medical Malpractice: 5%



Contingent (35-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Michael Richard Hustick

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Michael Hustick Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Sean Cleary

    I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community.


    Sean Cleary Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Obral, Silk & Associates

55 Public Square
Suite 1700
Cleveland, OH, 44113-2201




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerObral, Silk & Associates2007 - 2014
AttorneyCaravona & Czack, P.L.L.1997 - 2007


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Ohio Supreme Court Lawyer Mentoring ProgramMember/Mentor2010 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Ohio State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Ohio Academy of Trial LawyersMemberN/A
Cleveland Academy of Trial AttorneysMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Jontony v. Colegrove, et al.,$1.1 Million Verdict

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Publication NameTitleDate
Internal PublicationTen Things to Consider When Hiring a Lawyer2007


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Bowling Green State UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1981

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
SeminarSuccessful Trial Skills2013