After a dozen years as a business litigation attorney, I formed my own holistic law practice, focused on advocacy - a devotion to client service with the flexibility to help clients advance their own interests, both professionally and personally.
I focus on civil litigation, estates/trusts/probate, and education law. My approach is always to build an in-depth working relationship with each and every client, to thoroughly understand and analyze the nature of the legal issues and also the personal and emotional components that drive them. Together, then, we tailor a strategy, whether that means working to resolve a dispute (informally through negotiation or mediation, or through trial), or whether that means assessing a personal, familial, or business situation and creatively preparing a plan to address it.
It would be my privilege to work with you.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Rising Star||Ohio Super Lawyers||2012|
|Rising Star||Ohio Super Lawyers||2010|
|Sole Practitioner||Max W. Thomas, LLC||2015 - Present|
|Associate||Ulmer & Berne LLP||2003 - 2015|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Akron Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|GroundWorks Dance Theater||Board Member||2009 - Present|
|Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Beck Center for the Arts||Board Member||2006 - Present|
|Ohio State Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Cuyahoga County Bar Association||Member||2004 - 2008|
|Case Western Reserve University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|University of Pennsylvania||Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.),||1993|
|Case Western Reserve University||MA - Masters||1989|
|Case Western Reserve University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1988|
|New Lawyer Training 2018||Perspectives on Starting & Managing Your Own Law Office & Managing Your Daily Workflow||2018|
|Successful Appeal||Successful appeal|
|Complex estate planning||Prepared complex trust agreements|
|Education Law - Student Discipline||Suspension/Expulsion reversed, educational services provided.|
|Litigation - dissolution of joint venture||Successfully reached resolution in mediation minimizing client's risk and providing clean break from former joint venture partner.|
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