Thomas D. Robenalt

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Westlake, OH

The Robenalt Law Firm, Inc.
 | 23550 Center Ridge Road, Suite 103
Westlake, OH 44145
Phone: 216-223-7535
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2011, 2015 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2005 - 2006
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    The founder of The Robenalt Law Firm, Inc., Thomas D. Robenalt brings more than almost three decades of experience to his clients throughout northern Ohio. Located in the Cleveland suburb of Westlake, he focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, assisting people who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties in cases arising out of truck and vehicle crashes, medical malpractice, personal injury, premises liability, defective drugs and other products, and workplace injuries. Mr. Robenalt also has experience in cases involving nursing home abuse and neglect, and he assists policyholders whose claims have been denied in bad faith by their insurance companies. He has been able to obtain numerous favorable settlements and verdicts on behalf of his clients.

    Mr. Robenalt attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and in 1988, he received a Bachelor of Arts with a major in political science and a minor in Japanese. His legal education came at the Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Law, where he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1991. Mr. Robenalt's private practice career began in 1993, when he joined an insurance defense firm. This experience has enabled him to anticipate the types of tactics that defendants will often employ in personal injury cases. He moved to a plaintiff's law firm in 1997, where he was a partner until opening his current firm in 2014.

    Mr. Robenalt is admitted to practice before all Ohio and Florida state courts, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Highly regarded by his peers, he has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. He is active in a variety of legal and community organizations.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 20%Professional Liability: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Ethics & Professional Responsibility


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 9 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

    Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2011, 2015 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2005 - 2006

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    About Thomas Robenalt

    Admitted: 1991, Ohio

    Professional Webpage:


    • Ohio Super Lawyer in the field of medical malpractice, numerous years, most recently 2016
    • Best Lawyers, 2016

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Florida bar, 1992
    • Ethics and Professionalism Committee of the Cleveland Metropolitian Bar Association, Member, 2001 - Present
    • Ohio Association for Justice
    • Ohio Bar, 1991
    • American Association for Justice, Member, 1999 - present
    • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1995
    • Bar Admissions Committee of the Cleveland Metropolitian Bar Association, Member, 2011 - Present
    • Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Rocky River High School Hockey Backers, Founding Member and Legal Counsel, 2013 to the present
    • Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, Development Committee Member, 2009 - present
    • Rocky River Youth Soccer Organization, Assistant Coach Boys U8 - U12, 2007- 2011
    • The City of Rocky River, Ohio - Charter Review Committee, 2014
    • St. Christopher Elementary School, Assistant Coach Girls basketball, 2008-2012


    • Confidential settlement in the amount of $7,950,000 of a medical malpractice claim on behalf of man who had both legs amputated after an outpatient surgery because the surgeon punctured a whole in the sigmoid colon but failed to recognize the complication and prevent bleeding.  As a result of the procedure to save the patient's life, the patient had no blood flow to his legs for an extended period of time which caused his lower limbs to become become necrotic such that amputation was necessary.  , 2009

    Educational Background:

    • Miami University, B.A. in Political Science and minor in Japanese
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    Office Location for Thomas D. Robenalt

    23550 Center Ridge Road
    Suite 103
    Westlake, OH 44145

    Phone: 216-223-7535

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    Last Updated: 12/28/2020

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