Patrick J. Thomas, Esq.
Patrick focuses his practice on litigation defense and prosecution, including business, construction, environmental and professional liability, and intellectual property matters, including patent, trademark, copyright prosecution and litigation. He has represented clients in trial and proceedings before federal and state trial and appellate courts, professional boards, the United States EPA, and parole boards.
Patrick is a former assistant prosecuting attorney in the Major Trial Division of the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, where he prosecuted homicides, sex crimes and other felonies in more than 90 jury trials as first chair. He graduated from Case Western Reserve School of Law in 2001 and Denison University in 1990. Prior to law school, Patrick worked as a research scientist in the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where he designed, constructed and expressed recombinant human nervous system enzymes through the novel baculovirus expression system.
Patrick belongs to several professional and community organizations including the Ohio State Bar Association, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, and the Denison University Alumni Association. From 2008-2010, Patrick was the Mock Trial Instructor and Coach for Mayfield High School through the Ohio Supreme Court’s Center for Law-Related Education.
Supreme Court of Ohio, 2002
United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2003
United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2011
United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2003
United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2010
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2010
Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 2001
Denison University, B.S. Biology, 1990
University of Aberdeen, Scotland, 1988