Meet Tom

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Tom grew up near Lowellville, Ohio in a rural area known as Coitsville Township. His father serves as a Coitsville Township Trustee today. He attended Lowellville High School, where the campus was named after his grandfather Ralph Conti in 2004. Ralph served on the Lowellville High School Board of Education for over 30 years prior to his passing, and Tom has had three other family members also serve on the Board, including his Godmother, Lisa, who currently serves.

Tom comes from a family of small business owners. His grandfather, Ralph, started two contracting companies in Lowellville, The Conti Corporation and Enertech Electrical. Tom’s father and uncles took over the companies after his grandfather’s passing. Tom’s father is the past president of the Independent Electrical Contractors, a national association of merit shop contractors. Tom’s other grandfather, after who Tom was named, owned a butcher shop in the 1990s until health problems forced him to close down.

After graduating high school, Tom attended John Carroll University where he met his future wife, Carla, and graduated with a degree in philosophy. He was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and participated in many service activities while in college, including a week-long service trip down to New Orleans during Spring Break of his senior year. Tom was named the 2008 Millor Orator, giving the only student speech during his commencement ceremony.

After obtaining his degree from John Carroll, Tom attend the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University. He graduated with honors and was licensed to practice law in 2011, the same year he got married.

In keeping with his family’s entrepreneurial background, Tom opened a small boutique law practice in 2012. In 2013, he brought his practice to Seeley, Savidge, Ebert & Gourash Co., LPA. Tom volunteers his time in the legal community with the Advisory Council for the Cleveland-Marshall Solo Practice Inclubator, the Membership Committee of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and as pro bono counsel in First Amendment cases.

Tom lives in Parma with his wife, Carla, their daughter, Monica, and their dog, Gus.