Thomas M. Coughlin, Jr., Esq.



Phone: 216-241-8333 x 104
Fax: 216-241-5890

Tom became a founding member of the RCP law firm in 2001. Since that time, he has remained heavily involved in a variety of litigation matters. He is a very successful and experienced trial lawyer, having tried in excess of 100 jury trials to verdict. In addition, Tom has been a successful appellate lawyer and has argued numerous important cases throughout the State of Ohio and the Ohio Supreme Court. Tom has developed an excellent reputation in the legal community and was initiated as a life member into the Eighth Judicial District which requires a nomination and acceptance by the judges in Cuyahoga County. Additionally, Tom has achieved a very high ranking for both his excellent legal work and high ethical conduct. In addition, Tom is utilized on a regular basis by many large insurance companies to represent them and/or their insureds in a variety of legal matters.

Tom and his wife Melissa met in college and have been married in excess of 25 years. They are the parents of four children. He and his wife Melissa are actively involved in the community and their church through several charitable organizations. In addition, Tom has actively coached many youth sports teams.

Areas of Practice

General liability, commercial litigation, construction defects, dog bites, insurance law, employment litigation, automobile negligence, trucking/transportation, product liability, employer intentional torts, general liability, premises liability, condominium litigation, defamation, personal injury and numerous other litigation issues.

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1991

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1992

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2009

  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1999

  • Life Member of the Eighth Judicial District

  • Ohio Supreme Court

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association

  • Cleveland Bar Association

  • Akron Bar Association

  • Lorain County Bar Association


  • University of Michigan, BA, 1988

  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio, 1991 J.D.
Honors: Moot Court Member; Hugo Black Oral Advocacy Award; Deans List


  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon

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