Thomas G. Repicky

Thomas G. Repicky

Sole Practitioner
Cleveland, Ohio
Thomas Repicky received his undergraduate degree at John Carroll University in 1975 and his Juris Doctor from Cleveland Marshall College of Law in 1978.

During his 36 years as a lawyer he has practiced as a civil trial lawyer and since 1998 also as a private mediator. His litigation practice included medical negligence, product liability, tort, insurance, employment and commercial cases. Tom has tried over fifty substantial cases during his legal career in these areas. He has been certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Specialist from 1991 to 2011. He is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell and is also recognized by Martindale Hubbell as a Preeminent Lawyer. He has been selected as a Best Lawyer in America and Ohio Super Lawyer ADR Specialty for the last eight years.

Tom has privately mediated over 1000 cases since he began mediating in 1998. He is mediator qualified in numerous court and private organizations and has mediated civil lawsuits for most of the major law firms in the Cleveland/Akron area. He regularly lectures on mediation topics to various bar and trial organizations as well as Kent State University.

Tom is former chairman of the ADR Committee of the Cleveland Bar Association and continues to participate on the ADR Committee. Tom has also written numerous articles on mediation related topics for the Cleveland Bar Journal. These articles are available on this website.

In 2014, Mr. Repicky was confirmed to the Ohio Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, in recognition of his reputation for excellence in the practice of alternative dispute resolution.

Areas of Practice

  • 80% Mediation
  • 10% Arbitration
  • 10% Civil Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 10% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy 1991 - 2011
  • Certified Mediator, State of North Carolina

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1983
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1979


  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1978
    • Honors: National Moot Court Team and Order of Barristers
  • John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio
    • B.A. cum laude - 1975
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Pre-Law

Published Works

  • How to Talk and Listen Effectively at Mediation
  • Mediation: A Powerful Forum To Resolve Disputes
  • Is Mediation the New Trial
  • What Advocates should know about the Uniform Mediation Act
  • The Advocates role at Mediation


  • Adjunct instructor of Mediation, Kent State University Center for Conflict, 2013 - 2015
  • Various mediation seminars, National Business Institute

Honors and Awards

  • AV-Preeminent rating by Martindal Hubbell, 1996 - 2015
  • Ohio Super Lawyer and Best Lawyers in America in ADR, 2004 - 2015
  • Recognized by Martindale Hubbell as a Preeminent Lawyer
  • Confirmed to the Ohio Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Cleveland Bar Association, Member, 1979 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association, Member, 1985 - Present
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member, 1984 - Present
  • American Arbitration Association, Arbitration and mediation panel member, 2000 - 2015
  • Cleveland Metro Bar Association, ADR Committee, 2000 - 2015

Past Employment Positions

  • Isaac & Elder, Associate, 1979 - 1985
  • Thomas Repicky, Owner, 1986 - 2015

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Meals on Wheels, 2013 - 2015
  • Volunteer attorney Hospice, 1995 - 2003


  • English