Tom Prislipsky is the Partner-in-Charge of Reminger’s Youngstown office and handles cases throughout the Mahoning Valley. Tom is regarded as one of the top medical malpractice defense attorneys in northeastern Ohio and is known as a fearless trial attorney.  He has defended over five hundred medical malpractice cases in his career and has successfully tried dozens of wrongful death/catastrophic cases to verdict including cases involving catastrophic birth injuries, pulmonary embolism, myocardial infarctions and spinal abscesses. Many of Tom’s high-profile verdicts have been highlighted in the Ohio Trial Reporter. Tom is frequently asked to speak at state-wide and national conference on trial advocacy and is listed in Best Lawyers in America – Medical Malpractice defense. 

Tom is a former licensed nursing home administrator and Co-Chair of Reminger's Long-Term Care practice group. Tom’s experience as a former nursing home administrator gives him valuable insight into industry custom and practice. Tom is designated counsel for some of the country’s largest nursing home corporations and uses his experience in the nursing home industry to develop creative defenses to complex long-term care litigation.

Honors & Recognitions

Selected as Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year – Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants – Akron, 2023

Recognized as a Super Lawyer by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine, since 2009


For a more complete list of trial results, please contact attorney.



Speaking Engagements

  • Webinar, Dec 14, 2020
  • Poor Communication and Nurses’ Assessment in Medical Malpractice Claims
    Youngstown, OH, Nov 8, 2019
  • Current Trends in Podiatric Litigation and Ways to Reduce Risk
    Independence, OH, Apr 21, 2018
  • Risk Management and Documentation for the New Nurse
    Youngstown, OH, Mar 28, 2018
  • Learning from our Successes and Failures in the Trial of Medical Malpractice Cases
    Fort Wayne, IN, Nov 14, 2017
  • How to Identify Litigious Patients in the Chiropractic Setting
    Lexington, KY, Jan 22, 2017
  • Podiatric Pitfalls that Lead to Medical Malpractice
    Columbus, OH, Sep 15, 2016
  • How to Stay Out of the Line of Fire in Surgical Malpractice
    Mercy Health System, Youngstown, OH, Apr 7, 2016
  • Best Practices in Defense of Pressure Wounds in the LTC Facility
    Ohio Health Care Association, Columbus, OH, Apr 29, 2015
  • Hot Topics in Nursing Home Long-Term Care Risk Management
    Marion, Ohio, Jul 16, 2014
  • Hot Topics in Nursing Home and Long Term Care Risk Management
    United Church Homes Annual Leadership Conference - Columbus, OH, Jul 16, 2014
  • How Documentation Can Win or Lose Your Long Term Case
    Ohio Health Care Association Annual Meeting, Columbus, OH, Apr 30, 2014
  • “Two Guys You Don’t Want to Meet”
    Northeast Ohio Medical University, Toledo, OH, Mar 5, 2014
  •  The First 48 Hours of Nursing Home Admission Risk Management Issues
    Academy of Senior Health Services Annual Convention - Columbus, OH, Oct 25, 2013
  • Legal Aspects of DVT Prophylaxis and How Electronic Medical Records Can Be Used During Litigation
    St. Elizabeth Medical Center - Youngstown, OH, Jul 31, 2013
  • Best Practices: Avoiding Medical Malpractice Claims on a Daily Basis
    Akron Children’s Hospital Physicians and Administrators - Youngstown, OH, May 29, 2013
  • The First 48 Hours of Admission
    Ohio Health Care Association Long Term Care & Expo - Columbus, OH, May 1, 2013
  • How to Use Electronic Medical Records in a Personal Injury Case
    National Business Institute CLE Webinar, Feb 27, 2013
  • Podiatric Malpractice and Reducing Risk
    Ankle and Foot Care Centers of Ohio Regional Meeting - Youngstown, OH, Dec 11, 2012
  • How Documentation Lapses Can Affect Litigation
    Academy of Senior Health Services Annual Convention & Expo - Columbus, OH, Nov 2, 2012
  • The Difficult Factors to Defend in Medical Malpractice Litigation
    Medical Staff of Catholic Health Partners (St. Joseph & St. Elizabeth Hospital) - Youngstown, OH, Oct 10, 2012
  • Emerging Trends in Podiatric Litigation
    Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA) National Webinar - Franklin, TN, May 7, 2012
  • How Documentation Lapses Can Affect Litigation
    OHCA Annual Convention and Exposition - Columbus, OH, May 3, 2012
  • Tips for Effective Long Term Care Facility Documentation
    Concord Health Care Inc. Ohio Facilities - Fowler, OH, Feb 27, 2012
  • Nursing Home Risk Management and Ways to Avoid the Courtroom
    Ohio Health Care Association’s Annual Convention and Exposition - Columbus, OH, May 4, 2011
  • Documentation Do’s and Don’t’s in Long Term Care - Woodlands at Austin woods Staff
    Austintown, OH, Dec 21, 2010
  • The Medical Deposition - St. Elizabeth Medical Health System Medical Staff
    Youngstown, OH, Aug 5, 2010
  • Handling Your First Nursing Home Case
    Nov 20, 2009
  • -Hot Topics in Litigation; - Hot Topics for Nursing Home Risk Management; - Electronic Discovery and Litigation
    Oct 22, 2009
  • The Medical Malpractice Deposition of a Medical Resident
    Jul 23, 2009
  • Trial Tactics in the Nursing Home Liability Defense Case
    Apr 10, 2009
  • Anesthesia Risk Management Issues, Associates in Anesthesiology
    Youngstown, Ohio, Nov 13, 2008
  • Advanced Techniques for Expert Depositions
    NBI CLE Seminar, Oct 28, 2008
  • Defense of Nursing Home Pressure Sore Case, PESI Annual Nursing Home Conference
    Las Vegas, NV, Sep 9, 2008
  • Anesthesia Malpractice and Documentation, CRNA's and Anesthesiologists of Associates in Anesthesia
    Youngstown, Ohio, Aug 14, 2008
  • Presentation of the Surgeon in a Surgical Complication Malpractice Case, St. Elizabeth Medical Center-Surgical Residents
    Jul 24, 2008
  • Preparation for a Medical Malpractice Physician Depostion, Preferred Professional Insurance Company (PPIC) Insure Physicians of Southeastern Ohio
    Youngstown, Ohio, Apr 30, 2008
  • Ohio's Apology Statute in Medical Care, The Doctor's Company and Ohio Hospital Insurance Company Seminar
    Cleveland, Ohio, Mar 13, 2008
  • Preparation and Trial of Birth Injury Case, St. Joseph's and St. Elizabeth Hospital, Hospital Labor and Delivery Nurses Association
    Warren, Ohio, Jan 31, 2008
  • Trends in Nursing Home Litigation, Nursing Home Administrators-Alliance Training Center
    Columbus, OH, Jun 12, 2007
  • Reducing Your Risk of Exposure in the Nursing Home, Northeast Ohio Nursing Home Administrators
    Youngstown, Ohio, May 15, 2007
  • Physician Risk Management, Catholic Health Partners-St. Joseph Hospital & St. Elizabeth Hospital Staffs
    Youngstown, Ohio, Apr 19, 2007



Reminger Reports


J.D., University of Akron School of Law, 1996

B.S., Youngstown State University, 1990


  • State of Ohio, 1997
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