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Thomas F. Glassman

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Cincinnati, Ohio

Thomas Glassman is a Shareholder in the firm's Cincinnati office and practices in both Ohio and Kentucky.  Mr. Glassman has over 20 years of defense experience in both states.  He has handled more than 40 jury trials and 25 appeals.  Mr. Glassman has successfully handled appeals with both the Ohio and Kentucky Supreme Courts.  His most notable appellate decision was Dillon v. Farmers Insurance of Columbus, Inc.  In a case with far-ranging implications, the Ohio Supreme Court declined to apply the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act to insurance claims for automobile damage.

Mr. Glassman has handled an eclectic mix of cases for a diverse group of clients, including insurers, college fraternities, school districts, restaurants and retailers, and religious institutions.

Mr. Glassman has been named an Ohio Super Lawyer for 2017 and 2018 and is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell.  He is a Fulbright Scholar and taught at law schools in Ukraine, Moldova and Latvia.

Areas of Practice

  • Liability Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bad Faith Defense
  • Restaurant and Retail Defense
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Legal Malpractice

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1993
  • Kentucky, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1999
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 2007


  • Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky
    • J.D., Juris Doctorate cum laude - 1993
    • Honors: Ranked 9th in Graduating Class
  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1988
    • Honors: McMicken Honors Program
    • Major: Psychology

Honors and Awards

  • Ohio Super Lawyer, 2017 - 2018
  • AV-Rating by Martindale-Hubbell


  • Alpha Epsilon Pi