Thomas J. Connick

Thomas J. Connick

Founding Member and Principal
Location:
Beachwood, Ohio
Phone:
877-808-8519
Fax:
216-609-3446
Email:

Thomas J. Connick is the founding Member and Principal of Connick Law, LLC. Tom's unmatched work ethic, legal skill, and client-focused practice has led Connick Law, LLC to become recognized as a top-rated Cleveland, Ohio law firm.

A lifelong Ohioan and a graduate of Cleveland State University's Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Tom has been practicing law for 16 years and has established a well-earned reputation for handling complex and high-stakes litigation. His experience transcends a wide range of areas, including: Insurance law on behalf of both insurance companies and policy-holders, alike, Catastrophic Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice, Class Actions, Commercial and Business Litigation, Mass Torts, Construction law, Consumer Fraud and Employment Law.

Tom's Versatile legal ability in these areas has led to him successfully defending multi-million dollar exposure lawsuits, as well as recovering in excess of $12 million dollars in verdicts and/or settlements on behalf of his plaintiff clients. Tom's appointment as class counsel in multiple class actions stems from his passion for justice and willingness to represent clients in cases with extremely difficult circumstances. Tom has also enjoyed great success in representing small, mid-size and large commercial and business clients in business litigation matters, including business contingency plaintiff cases, as well as successfully prosecuting consumer fraud cases in favor of clients defrauded or otherwise taken advantage of by businesses operating in violation of Ohio and federal consumer laws. Whether defending a client, or prosecuting a plaintiff's case, Tom is committed to his client's success through aggressive, integrity-based and skilled legal advocacy.

Tom's zealous advocacy is acknowledged in numerous industry publications. He was listed in the 2016 edition of A.M. Best's Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys, and was named a Rising Star in the 2009 edition of Ohio SuperLawyers. Tom's annual recognition in Cleveland's Top Rated Lawyers is based on his AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the industry's leading peer-review ranking system, signifying that he exhibits the highest level of professional and ethical standards. Tom is also a Life Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Tom has twice argued before the Supreme Court of Ohio, and is an experienced appellate lawyer, which complements his litigation practice. He is admitted to practice law in all Ohio State and Federal Courts, as well as the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan and the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, South Bend Division.

Over the years, judges, clients and peers have described Tom as "an excellent attorney and a good person," a "results-oriented client advocate," and as the "go-to guy in Ohio for the tangled, messy, and interesting cases that can only be handled by one of the best."

 

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Law

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana

Education

  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1998
  • St. Joseph High School, Cleveland, Ohio - 1986
  • John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio
    • B.A. - 1992
    • Major: Political Science
  • University of Akron
    • M.A. - 1994
    • Major: Public Administration

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
  • Ohio Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2009
  • Cleveland Top Legal Leader
  • A.M. Best's Insurance Attorney
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum Member

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Cleveland Bar Association, Member
  • Cuyahoga Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Cleveland Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, Member
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • Cleveland Claims Association, Member