General Counsel Trial Attorney in Cleveland Akron OH Resume Thomas Condosta

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					Thomas Condosta
                                                                               Cell: 215-288-6923
Lakewood, Ohio 44107                                                   attorneycondosta@cox.net

Summary

Accomplished and dynamic trial attorney who is highly skilled in legal writing and research.

Highlights

    ●    Legal/non-legal research                   ●    Court certified to handle mental health
                                                         cases
    ●   In-depth criminal law knowledge
                                                    ●    Capital defense certified
    ●    Decisive
                                                    ●   Proficient in both Westlaw and Lexis
    ●    Public speaking expertise
                                                    ●   Experienced in municipal, common
    ●    Expert legal writing skills                     pleas, juvenile, and appellate courts

    ●    Powerful negotiator                        ●    Team player excelling in getting the
                                                         best out of his colleagues
    ●    Creative problem solver
                                                    ●   Organization and detailed preparation
                                                         of cases




Accomplishments

Legal Acumen
   ●  In-depth knowledge of legal proceedings, briefs, motions and client assessment
   ●  Skilled in all phases of trial preparation, developed trial exhibits to motions and
      extensive trial discovery


Experience

Trial Attorney, 02/1988 - 06/2012
Cuyahoga County – Cleveland, Ohio
    ●  Produced and developed strategies and arguments in preparation for the defense
       of indigent clients.
    ●  Successfully processed and produced subpoenas, motions and briefs for all levels
       of case preparation.
    ●  Investigated facts and law of cases using pertinent sources to fully prepare cases.
    ●  Solid, accomplished and extensive interviewer.
     ●   Successfully defended a heavy caseload of clients charged with high degreed
         felonies carrying serious sentencing consequences.
     ●   Represented juvenile offenders in all areas of Juvenile Court.

Staff Attorney , 01/1987 - 02/1988
Ohio Court of Appeals, Eleventh District – Warren, Ohio
    ●  Interpreted laws, lower court rulings, case law and legal precedent for State
       Appellate Judges.
    ●  Assisted the Court in preparing their decisions for publication.
    ●  Aided the court in the analysis of all briefs filed with the court.
    ●  Provided extensive legal research.

Law Clerk, 09/1985 - 01/1987
Cleveland Municipal Court – Cleveland, Ohio
   ●  Interpreted case law and statutes for thirteen Judges and six Magistrates.
   ●  Drafted memoranda of law
   ●  Provided in-depth research on both Civil and Criminal cases
   ●  Assisted in the preparation of decisions for publication
   ●  Maintained the legal libraries and updated all legal research materials

Education

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law – Cleveland, Ohio
J.D. Law
    ●  Full-time student while working full-time as a law clerk for Cleveland Municipal
       Court for the final two of my three years of law school
    ●  Admitted to the Ohio Bar the same year as graduation

Washington & Jefferson College – Washington, Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Arts English and Political Science
   ● Double major




Affiliations

     ●   Ohio Bar Association
     ●   Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
     ●   Justinian Forum

				
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Description: Thomas Condosta is an accomplished and dynamic trial attorney who is highly skilled in legal writing and research.