Tom's Detailed Biography

 

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT
        
January 2013 to Present          

Business Lawyer, Tom Ford Business Law Office, P.C., Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania
    
December 2012 to Present          

Certified Mediator, PA RESOLVE Mediation Services, Inc.,  Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania
 

September 1995 to December 2012 

Business Lawyer,  Smithford Buisiness Lawyers (Smith, Ford & Associates, P.C.), Wilkes-Barre & Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
    
August 1992 to August 1995

Commercial Litigation/Business 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

Mediator, Office of the Police Prosecutor, Cleveland, Ohio


 

 

EDUCATION

                    

Juris Doctor cum laude, June 1983
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 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 
Pennsylvania (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) 

 

MEMBERSHIPS & RECOGNITIONS

(Current & Former)


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)
    Recipient, 1995 Pennsylvania Bar Association Outstanding Achievement Award
    Statutory Law Committee

    Judicial Selection and Administration Committee


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


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

 

Board of Directors, Monroe County Habitat for Humanity

Board of Directors, General Counsel (former), Pocono Community Theater

Board of Directors, Penn’s Woods Girl Scout Council
Board of Directors, Crestwood School District
Board of Directors, Pocono Healthy Communities Alliance
Solicitor (1995-2002), Hollenback Township
Pocono Mountains Chamber of Commerce
     Business Development Committee
     Chair, Membership Committee

     Board of Directors


Who’s Who in Northeastern Pennsylvania


Corporate Law Columnist, Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal


Business Law Columnist, Pocono Business Journal

 

NON-LAW RELATED EMPLOYMENT

 

Restaurant Owner, 2010-2015

KMart, Assistant Manager, 1979-1980

Tom Ford Photography, Photographer, 1978-1980

Big N Department Stores, Assistant Manager, 1976-1977

Newspaper Reporter & Photographer, 1975-1977

Manitou Cottages, Family-Owned Resort, 1969-1974

Other jobs held: Cab Driver, Messenger, Bartender, Lifeguard, Salesman, House Painter