J.D., Capital University Law School, cum laude, 2018
B.A., Criminal Justice, Ohio University, 2014
- State of Ohio, 2018
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2018
Ten years as a police officer taught me that no matter the size or type of case, success begins with an in-depth investigation into the underlying facts. I now bring this same detail-oriented investigative and practical approach to my clients to help them prevail in difficult and complex matters.
Thomas is based in Reminger Co., LPA’s Columbus office. His practice focuses on governmental/public entity liability, employment litigation, commercial trucking and professional liability as well as a broad range of pre-suit investigative work and general litigation matters. Prior to being admitted to practice, Thomas was a clerk in the Columbus office for two years supporting these practice groups.
Prior to joining Reminger, Thomas served for three years as a military police officer in the United States Navy and for seven years as a federal police officer gaining valuable investigative experience in areas ranging from automobile accidents to complex criminal matters. Thomas also served for six years as a union steward for the nation’s largest federal employment union where he gained unique experience and insight into public entity liability and employment litigation.
While working in law enforcement, Thomas attended Capital University Law School’s evening program where he earned his Juris Doctor while becoming the first evening student elected as President of the Student Bar Association. Thomas graduated cum laude and was awarded the Dean’s Award in recognition of his leadership and academic achievements.
Honors & Recognitions
Awarded Capital University Law School’s Dean’s Award for Excellence in Leadership and Academic Achievement, 2018
Admitted to the Order of the Barristers, 2018
Defense Logistic Agency’s Police Officer of the Year, 2014
Awarded Police Commendation Medal, 2014
Professional Memberships & Community Affiliations
Ohio State Bar Association
Columbus Bar Association
- October 23, 2019, Judgment granted on Plaintiff’s punitive damages claim limiting overall damage exposure in an admitted liability caseFairfield
Defense of damages in an admitted liability auto accident.
- August 27, 2019, Motion For Summary JudgmentLicking
Defense of gender discrimination case.
- May 10, 2019, ReversedBedford Municipal Court
Successfully overturned Magistrate’s bench trial verdict awarding Plaintiff full damages, fees, and interest during oral arguments on objections and motion for a new trial. Immediately after, successfully argued for a directed Defense verdict based on the first trial’s transcript in lieu of a second trial.
- Press Release, November 29, 2018
- Ohio Matters: An Official Publication of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, January 2019
- Immune, Not Forgotten: Ohio’s First District Holds Immune Employer Can Be Used as an “Empty Chair” When Considering Apportionment of FaultBy Patrick Kasson and Thomas SpykerAugust 13, 2019
- When Does an Age Discrimination Claim Begin to Age? Eighth District Clarifies Statute of Limitations Analysis for Ohio Age Discrimination ClaimsBy Jonathan H. Krol and Thomas N. SpykerFebruary 18, 2019