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Hon. Thomas D. Lambros, Mediator & Arbitrator, Cleveland, Ohio.

Hon. Thomas D. Lambros

Janik, LLP
9200 South Hills Blvd., Suite 300
Cleveland, OH, 44147
Tel: (440) 838-7600
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Recognized to Ohio Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration


Judge Lambros served for 34 years as a federal and state trial judge. He was Chief Judge of the United States District Courtr Cleveland, Ohio, a member of the faculty of the Federal Judicial Centerr served as a member of the Board of The Judicial Conference of the United States and its committees by appointment of The Chief Justice. He served as Transferee Judge by
appointment of the Panel On Complex Multi-District Litigation.

Judge Lambros' authorship of ADR publications and lectures at major law schools earned him the rank as a legendary pioneer in the field of ADR. He was responsible for the 'Summary Jury Trial' method of dispute resolution approved for use by the Judicial Conference of the United States in 1984, utilizing a two track parallel management plan incorporating a voluntary litigation track with controlled and phased discovery and a settlement track which proceeds concurrently exploring settlement opportunities.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Admiralty
  • Anti-Trust
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor/Unions
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Public Policy
  • Religious Institutions
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Taxation
  • Technology
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Utilities
  • Wrongful Death


  • Cleveland Marshall Law School - L.L.P. 1952
  • Capital University - Honorary Doctorate of Law 1991

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Life Member of the Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference and a former member of the Board of The Judicial Conference of the United States
  • The Federal Bar Association, Northern District of Ohio, Past President
  • Federal Judges Association, Past President
  • Panel Member for the American Arbitration Association National Mass Torts Panel
  • Member of the National Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, Center for Public Resources
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Ashtabula County Bar Association, Past President
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Ohio State Bar Foundation


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