Tom Smith is a native of California and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Kentucky. He has served as Special Justice to the Supreme Court of Kentucky. Tom holds degrees from Ohio Dominican University (B.A.) where he served as President of the Student Body and from The University of Cincinnati College of Law (J.D.).
Tom is engaged in all aspects of litigation in the firm’s Personal and Business & Corporate Practice Groups. His representation of individual clients in personal injury involves such matters as automobile and industrial equipment related accidents, aircraft and product failures, covering a full spectrum of losses from wrongful death to the severe incapacitating injuries of quadriplegia. His representative clients also include a range of Fortune 500 Companies to small corporate entities and individuals in defense of mass tort, products liability, professional liability, personal injury, aircraft, commercial and contract claims.
Tom has been instrumental in the development and implementation of a loss control program for an international machine tool manufacturer, including product warnings, personnel instructions and training, supervision and coordination of corporate litigation nationally. He conducted contract negotiations and drafting for the construction and expansion of the United States Corporate Office and Manufacturing Center, as well as, Technical centers on the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf Coasts.
In 1995 Tom received the first Northern Kentucky Bar Association Distinguished Lawyer Award. Tom is peer reviewed with a Martindale rating of AV Preeminent for over twenty-five years and is a Life Fellow of the Kentucky Bar Foundation.
In recognition of over thirty years of Pro Bono service to the Union Fire Protection District, its new main Fire and EMS Emergency Services Station was dedicated in his honor.
Tom resides in Dry Ridge, Kentucky with his wife, Sheila. Tom enjoys fly-fishing, hunting, and spending time with their grandchildren.