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Thomas R. Houlihan

Tom has been handling complex civil litigation, bankruptcy and receivership litigation, and appellate work for more than 20 years.  From 2010-2015, he was certified by the Ohio Bar Association as a Certified Specialist in Appellate law.  In that role, he has pursued cases as far as the U.S. Supreme Court.  Tom maintains admission in the Federal courts of Ohio and Michigan.  In addition, he has been admitted pro hac vice to pursue individual cases in the state courts of Maryland, Indiana and Texas, and Federal courts in California, Illinois and Indiana.

Tom also has an aptitude for technology, and his first law-related job was developing a database for a law firm before he went to law school.  After becoming a lawyer, he did substantial work in the field of electronic discovery, and from 2008-2010 was designated a Certified Computer Examiner (CCE) by the International Society of Computer Forensic Examiners.   In that role, he has helped clients with legal/technical matters, including the response to subpoenas for electronically stored information, negotiating contracts with technology vendors, and the like.

Tom has a strong ethical commitment to the practice of law.   He has served on the Akron Bar Association’s Grievance Committee for many years, investigating complaints made by the public against other lawyers.  In that role, he has appeared before panels of the Ohio Board of Professional Conduct as a prosecutor, investigator, and expert witness.

In his personal life, Tom resides in Munroe Falls with his wife and three children.  He has served on the Stow-Munroe Falls Library Foundation Board and a number of other community organizations.  If you live in Stow, Tom may have coached your kids in youth sports – Football, Basketball, Soccer or Baseball.   Tom also enjoys vegetable gardening and spends much of his free time at Lake Milton.

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