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Tom's Biography

Mt. Baker (Washington), © 2018 Tom Ford


January 2013 to Present          

Business Lawyer

Tom Ford Business Law Office, P.C.

Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania

December 2012 to Present 

Arbitrator & Certified Mediator

Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania

September 1995 to December 2012 

Business Lawyer

Smithford Business Lawyers (Smith, Ford & Associates, P.C.)

Wilkes-Barre & Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

August 1992 to August 1995

Commercial Litigation Attorney

Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

June 1985 to July 1992 

Commercial Litigation Attorney

Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler

New York, New York

May 1982 to June 1985            

Judicial Law Clerk

The Honorable Robert B. Krupansky,

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Cleveland, Ohio

May 1981 to May 1982


Office of the Police Prosecutor

Cleveland, Ohio


Juris Doctor cum laude
June 1983

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Cleveland State University

Cleveland, Ohio

Law School Awards & Recognitions:

    Dean's List (every quarter)

    Law Review Editor 1982 - 1983, Staff 1981 - 1982

    Best Moot Court Brief and Oral Argument

    Wilson G. Stapleton Award (Property Law)

    Outstanding Achievement Award in Contract Law

    Outstanding Achievement Award in Administrative Law

B.A., History, May 1979

Kenyon College,

Gambier, Ohio


Stroudsburg High School

Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

BAR ADMISSIONS (Current & Past)

State Admissions to Practice 
a (1984)

              New York (1987 - 2010)

Federal Court Admissions to Practice
              United States Courts of Appeal

                     First, Second, Third, and Sixth Circuits
              United States District Courts
                     California (Southern District)

                     Michigan, Minnesota

                     New York (All Districts)

                     New Jersey (Northern District)

                     Ohio (Northern District)

                     Pennsylvania (Middle District)

                     Texas (Northern District) 


Pennsylvania Bar Association

               Business Law, Litigation, and General Practice Sections

               Vice-Chair, Pennsylvania Solo & Small Firm Practice Section

               Pennsylvania Judicial Campaign Advertising Advisory Board         

               Drafted Pennsylvania Judicial Campaign Advertising Guidelines

               Pennsylvania Bar Association Outstanding Achievement Award

               Statutory Law Committee

               Judicial Selection and Administration Committee

               Editor, Business Law Journal

American Bar Association
               Business Law, Commercial Law, and Litigation Sections
               Editor, ABA Commercial and Business Law Newsletter

Monroe County Bar Association

               Chair, Mediation Committee

               Trustee, Monroe County Bar Foundation

Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association
               Community Relations Committee
               Mentor Committee

Pocono Mountains Chamber of Commerce

               Chair, Business Development Committee

               Chair,  Membership Committee

               Member, Board of Directors

Monroe County Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors

Pocono Community Theater Board of Directors, General Counsel

Penn’s Woods Girl Scout Council Board Member
Crestwood School District Board of Directors
Pocono Healthy Communities Alliance Board Member
Solicitor (1995-2002), Hollenback Township

Borough of Mount Pocono

              Member of Council

              Parks & Recreation Committee

Who’s Who in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Corporate Law Columnist, Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal

Business Law Columnist, Pocono Business Journal


Bed & Breakfast Innkeeper, 2017-Present

Publisher, The Boro & Towne News, 2019-2023

Restaurant Owner, 2009-2015

KMart, Assistant Manager, 1979-1980

Tom Ford Photography, Photographer, 1978-1980

Big N Department Stores, Assistant Manager, 1976-1977

Newspaper Reporter & Photographer, 1972-1980, 2019-23

Manitou Cottages, Family-Owned Resort, Manager 1969-1974

Other experiences: Cab Driver, NYC Messenger, Bartender, Lifeguard, Salesman, House Painter


In addition to spending time with his wife, Maureen, their shelter dogs, and their grandchildren, Tom looks forward to enjoying things like 
Traveling, hiking, skiing, kayaking, & camping

Broadway & live stage and music

Art, Anthropology, Natural, & History Museums

Reading history, biography, & literature 

Amateur Photography

Cooking & dining out

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