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Thomas Durbin Robenalt

Personal injury Attorney at Rocky River, OH

5.0   4 reviews
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  • Licensed for 30 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1992
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1991
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Medical malpractice
    Medical malpractice can occur due to the negligence of licensed healthcare providers. These types of personal injury cases are generally judged by the standard of care in which another healthcare professional would have acted in a similar situation.

  2. Personal injury
    I understand how insurance companies operate. In fact, I used to work for insurers before deciding that helping victims recover was simply more important. Rest assured that insurance companies have teams of lawyers; you deserve someone on your side.

  3. Wrongful death
    Personal injuries that result in severe trauma, permanent disabilities or wrongful death are never anticipated. Yet, they occur every day due to medical malpractice, dangerous and defective products, negligent drivers and a host of others.

  4. Car accident
    Regardless of how an auto accident occurs, rest assured that the insurance company involved will have a team of attorneys representing its best interests - paying you as little as possible. Call me today and get someone who will fight for you.

  5. Birth injury


I have been practicing law for more than 23 years, and from day one, my focus has been to become the best trial lawyer I could be in order to give my clients the best opportunity for success.  I started as a staff attorney in State Court and moved on to become an associate at a well-established insurance defense firm that had 80 lawyers.


In 1997, I decided to take a position where I could help people who had been injured and/or whose lives had been destroyed by the negligence of others.  For nearly 18 years, this has been my focus – helping people in need.
 Experience supports my belief that to effectively fight an insurance company and/or big corporation, you need a lawyer who won't back down, is aggressive, and will take your case to trial. Most importantly, you need a lawyer whose sole mission is to provide you with a one-to-one relationship in order to focus on your individual circumstances

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The Robenalt Law Firm, Inc.


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Posted by Jennifer | June 3, 2014
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I have known many lawyers in my life that being said I have never met a lawyer like Mr. Robenalt. He is kind, trustworthy, friendly and very willing to listen to any questions you might have. He is always willing to call you back and inform you of the progress of your case. He will sit with you and answers questions and you never feel like you are bothering him. He goes above and beyond what you think a lawyer will do even taking the time to really understand the complexities of difficult situations. He thinks outside the box and looks for ways to make things work for your advantage. I can not say enough kind words about him. I would hire him again in a minute, He is a man of his word.
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Posted by Patricia | November 8, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
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Tom Robenault provided professional and personal advice. His calm, patient manner was reassuring and inspired confidence and trust. His skillful and experienced approach with our issue led to a successful resolution.
Posted by Margie | September 11, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
An amazing attorney
Tom Robenalt is there to help you. He will listen to your concerns and start helping out right away. He helped my family settle an insurance dispute successfully! I have also referred many family and friends that Tom has helped out and have been very happy with his service. Don't hesitate to call Tom!
Posted by Ted | August 10, 2015
Tom took an insurance claim case based in NY during a time when major insurance companies and banks, as a whole, were in turmoil (2008). The case was based on contingency. Where other attorneys did not want to take on this challenge, Tom agreed to represent myself and my three partners. Tom is very knowledgeable, thorough and aggressive and produced a great result. We are very happy with our experience and would highly recommend Tom.
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Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • The Robenalt Law Firm, Inc.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Mellino Robenalt LLC
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Partner
  • Novak, Robenalt & Pavlik, LLP
  • 1997 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Gallagher Sharp
  • 1993 - 1997
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  • Ohio Northern University
  • Law
  • 1991
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Legal Cases

  • Curtis v. Beseler
  • confidential settlement


  • Legal Aid Society
  • Development Committee Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ethics Committee Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • 1999 - Present
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • 1997 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2019
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Nominated - Medical Malpractice
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Evidence
  • 2004
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Trial Tactics
  • 2002

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Endorse Thomas
Unknown Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I give Tom my highest recommendation. He is a superb lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this attorney. Tom is a relentless litigator with a passion for achieving the best results for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Tom tirelessly fights against corporations and insurance companies to ensure the injured receive justice."
Personal injury
Personal injury
Rocky River Personal injury Lawyer Thomas Durbin Robenalt
Thomas Durbin Robenalt
Personal injury Attorney
Rocky River, OH
Licensed for 31 years
Free Consultation