Robert S. Thomas II Akron Bankruptcy Lawyer (Of Counsel)

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  • Northern District of Ohio, 1997
  • Ohio Bar, May 1997
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit


Managing Partner, Akron, Ohio 2005 to present

Currently in private practice specializing in bankruptcy and commercial law, real estate law, foreclosure defense and asset protection, trust preparation and probate proceedings. Represent clients in chapter 7, chapter 13 and chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. Represent clients and trustees in adversary proceedings. Represent clients in municipal and state court proceedings. Represent individual and corporate creditors in chapter 7, 13 and 11 proceedings. Chapter 11 Liquidating Trustee/Disbursing Agent and State Court Receiver.

United States Trustee Program –
Panel Chapter 7 Trustee, Akron, Ohio 2003 to present

Private trustee appointed to administer bankruptcy cases under chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code in the Northern District of Ohio.

  • Administer chapter 7 asset cases for the benefit of creditors.
  • Attend meetings of creditors and court proceedings.
  • Research applicable law, analyze cases, and draft and argue motions and objections.
  • File complaints to deny/revoke discharge and submit criminal referrals to the United States Department of Justice.
  • Chapter 11 Trustee, Chapter 11 Disbursing Agent

The University of Akron, School of Law,
Adjunct Professor, Akron, Ohio 2006 to present

  • Adjunct Professor, teaching Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights.
  • Draft and prepare fourteen (14) week lesson plan and administer final examination. Prepare weekly lessons, case reviews and class outlines.
  • Advise law students on bankruptcy practice, procedures and general law practice.
  • 2012 Awarded the John R. Quine Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award by the University of Akron College of Law.

Akron Public Schools, North High School, Football Coach, Akron, Ohio 2016

  • Assistant Football Coach


The American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C. 1993-1996
J.D. May 1996.

  • Concentration: Business Law, Commercial Law, Tax Law –
  • Activities: Note & Comment Editor – The American University Journal of International Law and Policy.
  • Honors: Washington College of Law, Legal Methods Dean’s Fellow – taught legal research to First year law students – 1995, 1996. First Year Moot Court Semi-Finalist.
  • Internship – Office of the United States Trade Representative.
  • Internship –Washington, D.C., Civilian Complaint Review Board.

George Mason University – Fairfax, VA – 1988-1992
Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Politics, Minor in History, May 1992

  • Honors: Graduate with Distinction – G.P.A. 3.6, Major 3.8; Top 5% Dean’s List, Golden Key, Alpha Chi and Phi Alpha Theta Honor Societies.
  • Activities: Theta Chi Fraternity – President (1990-1991); Theta Chi Key Man Award Two (2) year Internship – United States Senator J. Robert Kerrey


  • Selected by Super Lawyers magazine as an Ohio Rising Star in 2009 and 2016 Ohio Consumer Bankruptcy Lawyer–
  • 2012 Awarded the John R. Quine Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award by the University of Akron College of Law.
  • Publication -American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) – Consumer News Letter –2015 “It’s a Commission: Chapter 7 Trustee Fees.


  • Akron Bar Association
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
  • Chair Bankruptcy, Commercial Law Section, Akron Bar Association, 2002-2005
  • Attorney Constituency Group, United States Bankruptcy Court, 2002 -2005
  • Co-Chair White-Williams Bankruptcy Institute 2003-2006
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Akron Bar Foundation – Fellow