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Tom Cardone focuses his law practice in the areas of construction, real estate, and business law. Within these core practice areas, Tom assists clients with a variety of deals and disputes.

As a litigator, Tom has experience handling disputes involving, among other matters, breach of contract, property rights, construction liens & construction defects, residential landlord-tenant & commercial leasing issues, business collections, and general business and commercial disputes. Although disputes often result in litigation, Tom recognizes the value of alternative dispute resolution and assists his clients with pre-trial negotiation, mediation, and arbitration when appropriate.

Tom also counsels his clients through a variety of transactions. He has experience assisting clients with choosing the appropriate corporate form and setting up companies, as well as negotiating and drafting business agreements. Tom also assists clients with construction agreements, real estate purchase and sale agreements, and residential & commercial leasing.

Types of Clients Served:

Construction Contractors, Subcontractors, and Suppliers
Design and Engineering Professionals
Disaster Restoration Contractors
Property Owners and Managers
Real Estate Professionals
Business Owners

Tom received his Juris Doctor, with honors, from Emory University School of Law and is admitted to practice law throughout the states of Georgia and Ohio. Tom attended Auburn University for his undergraduate education.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Tom served honorably as a United States Marine. He continues his service to the nation by advocating for service members' and veterans' rights.


Practice areas


  1. Construction: 50%
  2. Litigation: 30%
  3. Real Estate: 10%
  4. Military Law: 10%



Hourly ($125-275/hour), contingent (15-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Eric Brent Coleman

    Tom has extensive knowledge and is a highly capable lawyer representing clients in all matters related to their involvement in real estate from making the deal through litigation.


    Eric Coleman Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael John Gauthier

    After reviewing attorney Cardone's history as well as insightful answers to questions on Avvo, I believe he is a trustworthy source of legal information.


    Michael Gauthier Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Frantz Ward LLP

200 Public Square
Suite 3000
Cleveland, OH, 44114


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200908/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Recognition for Military Pro Bono ServiceState Bar of Georgia2012
Carlon Fields Appellate Advocacy Competition - 3rd PlaceStetson University College of Law2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyFrantz Ward LLP2015 - Present
AttorneyBrennan, Manna & Diamond, LLC2013 - 2015
AttorneyWinter Capriola Zenner, LLC2010 - 2013
AttorneyWeinstock & Scavo, PC2009 - 2010
Legal InternPost Properties2008 - 2008
Legal InternUnited States Attorney's Office, Middle District Of Florida2007 - 2007
MarineUnited States Marine Corps Reserve1999 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Belfor USA Group, Inc. v. Molokai Villas Condominium Association, Inc.Successful defense affirmed on appeal
Construction Industry RepresentationN/A
Business and Commercial DisputesN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Fulton County Daily ReportHOAs can Decide Rules Enforcement2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJuris Doctor, with honors2009
Auburn UniversityCriminologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Stetson University College of LawN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Atlanta Business RadioMetro-Atlanta Real Estate2012