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 and 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. Tom 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, Ohio State Bar Associations, and the Florida Bar, and is the Senior Member of Yocum & Neuroth. Tom’s practice in business and construction law covers a broad spectrum, including:
Mediations & Litigation
Drafting & Interpretation
Tom is a member of the American Arbitration Association panel of arbitrators and mediators for the construction industry. The Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court appointed Tom to serve as a referee in construction cases pending in the Ohio Court of Claims. He is also a member of the AAA Construction Advisory Council.
Tom serves as chapter attorney of the American Subcontractors Association of Cincinnati and Chairman of the Construction Specifications Institute of Cincinnati Legal Committee. He also chaired the committee that publishes the Constructor Magazine for Allied Construction Industries in Cincinnati. He 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 in prominent journals, which include:
American Business Law Journal
Northern Kentucky Law Review
Salmon P. Chase College of Law
He also regularly contributes articles to publications of the American Subcontractors Association and the Construction Specifications Institute.
Tom has been an instructor of business law at the University of Cincinnati and is a visiting speaker at the University of Cincinnati College of Business. He 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 he served as a trustee, chairman of the administrative board, and chairman of the finance committee. Tom has also worked with charities providing medical relief in Africa and is a founding board member of the European non-governmental organization, Education Without Borders.