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Thomas 'Tim' was born in Mingo Junction, Ohio close to Steubenville. He received his bachelor's degree from Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania, then received his Law Degree from The Ohio State University and was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1967. Tim has also been admitted to practice before the US District Court in the Southern District of Ohio.


Tim has spent a tremendous amount of time protecting the rights of Ohio's workers through his involvement with the numerous organizations in the State of Ohio which influence decisions and laws on Workers' Compensation. Including:



  • The Ohio Association for Justice, President, 1994-95

    • Chairman Workers' Compensation Section 1991-93

    • Executive Committee, 1992-95

  • The American Association for Justice - Ohio Delegate 1995-96

  • Selected Ohio Super Lawyer 2007

  • Bureau of Workers' Compensation Oversight Commission, 1996 - 2007

  • Supreme Court/Court of Claims, Victim of Crimes Commissioner - 2004 - Present

  • CBA Board of Governors - 2002 - 2007

  • Chairman, Workers' Compensation Committee, 1982 - 83 - Columbus Bar Association

  • Chairman, Appellate Court Committee, 1993-95 - Columbus Bar Association

  • Member of the Ohio State Bar Association

  • Member of the Columbus Bar Association

  • Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism 2001 - 2008.

  • Columbus Bar Association Judiciary Committee 2001 - Present.

  • Ohio State Bar Foundation


Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 90%
    49 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Social Security: 5%
    49 years, 10 thousand cases
  3. Personal Injury: 5%
    49 years, 1 thousand cases

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Thomas. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Marc David Smith

    Tim has worked with our firm on Workers Compensation matters for many years. I am happy to endorse him.


    Marc Smith Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Industrial Commission of Ohio

30 W. Spring Street
Columbus, OH, 43215-5299


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Ohio Super LawyerSuperLawyer2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney - PartnerBainbridge Firm LLC2009 - Present
Attorney - PartnerWard, Kaps, Bainbridge, Maurer, & Melvin1968 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ohio Supreme Court Court of ClaimsVictim of Crimes Commissioner2004 - Present
Ohio Association for JusticeMember1985 - Present
Ohio Bar AssociationMember1967 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationMember1967 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationBoard of Governors2002 - 2007
Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation Oversight CommissionCommissioner1996 - 2007
Ohio Association for JusticePresident1994 - 1995
Columbus Bar Association, Appellate Court CommitteeChairman1993 - 1995
Ohio Association for JusticeExecutive Committee1992 - 1995
Ohio Association for Justice, Workers' Compensation SectionChairman1991 - 1993
Columbus Bar Association, Workers Compensation CommitteeChairman1982 - 1983
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio State University Moritz College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1967
Washington and Jefferson CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1964