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Thomas R. Yocum (Tom) is a 1979 graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Tom also attended California Western University College of Law in San Diego. He received his B.A. degree summa cum laude in 1975 from Ohio State University. Through Ohio State, he also studied at New College, Oxford University, England, and was with one of the first student groups from the U.S. to visit the People’s Republic of China in 1975.

Tom is a member of the Cincinnati, Kentucky and Ohio State Bar Associations, as well as the Florida Bar. Tom is the Senior Member of Yocum & Neuroth. Tom’s practice in the business and construction law areas covers a broad spectrum, including business formation, arbitrations, mediations and litigation, contract negotiation, drafting and interpretation, claims, mechanic’s liens and bond claims.

Tom is a member of the American Arbitration Association panel of arbitrators and mediators for the construction industry and he is a member of the AAA Construction Advisory Council. Tom has been appointed by the Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court to serve as a referee in construction cases pending in the Ohio Court of Claims.

He is chapter attorney of the American Subcontractors Association of Cincinnati. He is Chairman of the Construction Specifications Institute of Cincinnati legal committee, and has chaired the committee that publishes the Constructor Magazine for Allied Construction Industries in Cincinnati. Tom is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible peer review rating in legal ability and ethical standards.

Tom has published approximately 200 articles on business and construction law topics. He has published in the American Business Law Journal, Northern Kentucky Law Review, Salmon P. Chase College of Law and regularly contributes articles to publications of the American Subcontractors Association and the Construction Specifications Institute.

In addition, Tom has been an instructor of business law at the University of Cincinnati, is a visiting speaker at the University of Cincinnati College of Business, and has spoken extensively at construction law seminars.

Tom also has extensive experience in insurance law matters, particularly as it relates to the construction industry.

Tom and his family reside in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. He has actively participated on various committees of the Fort Thomas Independent Schools. Tom and his family attend the Highland United Methodist Church, where Tom has served as a trustee, chairman of the administrative board, and chairman of the finance committee. Tom has been active in working with charities providing medical relief in Africa and is a founding board member of the European non-governmental organization, Education Without Borders.

Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate
  • Business
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation
  • Other
  • Personal Injury Law
Admission Details
  • Admitted in 1980, Kentucky and Florida
  • 1986, U.S. Supreme Court
  • 1979, Ohio and U.S District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • 1982, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • 1981, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • 2008, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • University of Cincinnati, Class of 1979, J.D.
  • The Ohio State University, Class of 1975, B.A.
    • summa cum laude
Associations & Memberships
  • Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Kentucky and Ohio State Bar Associations
  • The Florida Bar