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Practice areas


  1. Insurance: 34%
    19 years, 100 cases
  2. Litigation: 33%
    20 years, 75 cases
  3. Insurance Fraud: 33%
    18 years, 100 cases

Attorney endorsements

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  • Chad Kristian Hemminger

    Tom is an excellent lawyer and litigator. Tom is best known in the legal community for his insurance fraud investigations, often involving significant damages and monetary claims. However, Tom also does an excellent job representing a variety of other businesses and individuals. His ability to easily relate to individuals and to quickly analyze complicated cases, makes him an excellent choice to represent you and your company. I fully endorse this lawyer.


    Chad Hemminger DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • James Herbert Bownas

    Tom is an aggressive, but responsible litigator for both plaintiffs and defendants. His knowledge of insurance law and coverage issues is outstanding, and he's pleasant to work with.


    James Bownas Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Smith, Rolfes & Skavdahl Company LPA

41 South High St. Suite 2300
Columbus, OH, 43215


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Society of Professional Insurance InvestigatorsNational Board Member. Past President of Ohio Chapter1999 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Ohio State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bethel Village Condominium Association v. Republic-Franklin Insurance Co.Summary Judgment for Insurer
La Plas Condominium Association I and II v. Utica National Insurance GroupSummary Judgment for Insurer
Janis Cummin, et. al. v. Image Mart, Inc., et. al.,Summary Judgment for Insured Property Owner
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Publication nameTitleDate
NSPII quarterly newsletterRecent Cases of Note2010
National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators quarterly newsletterFall, 2007 Ohio Legal Update2007
Self Published (Lane Alton)First-Party Claim Investigation Handbook (3rd Ed.), Sample Forms, Correspondence & Checklists For Use In Ohio First-Party Fire, Property & Vehicle Claim Investigations (with James W. Lewis)2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio Northern University - Claude W. Pettit College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Capital UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Capital UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ohio Auto Theft Investigators SeminarInsurance and Insurance File Information and How it Interacts with Law Enforcement2015
Joint Advanced Insurance Fraud SeminarLegal Update - Hot Topics in Insurance Coverage and Litigation2015