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THOMAS L. ROUSE

Curriculum Vitae    

FORMAL EDUCATION

  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY: Juris Doctorate, 1978
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA: BS in Civil Engineering, with Distinction, 1975
  • Lloyd Memorial High School, Erlanger, KY: Diploma 1970

PROFESSIONAL ENGAGEMENTS

Attorney in private practice of law in Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati since 1978. Licensed by the Supreme Courts of Kentucky (1978) and Ohio (1989). Admitted to practice in the Courts of Kentucky and Ohio, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

THOMAS ROUSE LAW – Proprietor – May, 2011 to present.  Significant practice areas include attorney ethics and professional responsibilities; civil litigation; family law; probate, trust and estate planning; plaintiff bodily injury matters (including workers compensation and social security disability claims), and small business formation, advice/assistance, bankruptcy and collections.

Prior to the re-establishment of this sole practice, a member of Wallace, Boggs, Rouse, PLLC and its predecessors from 2004-2010, Cors & Bassett, LLC from 2002-2004, and, before this several small groups (such as Spaulding, Hanna & Rouse; Rouse & Grisham; Williams, Kruer & Rouse) and solo practice.

AWARDS:

  • Recipient of the ‘Richard Lawrence Lifetime Achievement Award’ in 2012 for service to clients, profession and community.
  • Northern Kentucky’s Distinguished Attorney, 2004, Northern KY Bar Association.
  • Kentucky Bar Foundation Life Fellow.
  • NKBA Lawyer of the Month, March 1990.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Kentucky Bar Association: Vice President, 2011-2012, President-Elect, 2012-2013, President, 2013-2014. Board of Governors, 2006-2011, Ethics Committee, Professionalism Committee, Rules Committee. Was original member of the KBA Ethics Hotline and served the 6th KY Supreme Court District for 15 years. IOLTA Board of Trustees 2010-, KYLAP Commission, 2009- ,

Supreme Court of Kentucky: Supreme Court Rules Committee 2009-present.

Northern Kentucky Bar Association: Co-Founder, President (1989), Board of Directors.

Kenton County Bar Association: President (1985)

Member of Cincinnati Bar Association, Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, American Bar Association (Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law, 2011-2012), American Association for Justice, Kentucky Justice Association.

TEACHING & SPEAKING EXPERIENCE

Adjunct Professor, Northern Kentucky University, College of Business, Accountancy Department, Business Ethics 

Adjunct Professor, Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Applied Ethics

Guest Lecturer: University of Cincinnati College of Law and Thomas More College

Speaker at continuing legal education sessions on regular basis, including seminars for  the KBA Annual Convention, the NKBA, Kentucky Defense Counsel, KJA, Chase College of Law Alumni Assn., Cincinnati Paralegal Assn., ABA Young Lawyers’ Section.

EXPERT WITNESS/CONSULTANT

Engaged to serve as an expert witness or as a consultant on issues of professional responsibility and/or ethics in cases in Kenton Circuit, Rowan Circuit and Campbell Circuit Courts in Kentucky, Hamilton County, OH Court of Common Pleas, and Ohio attorney disciplinary matter in Montgomery County.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

City of Erlanger, KY: Mayor 2007- present (in 2nd term). City Council Member 1989-2002. Board of Adjustments. [email protected]

Erlanger Christian Church (Disciples of Christ): Elder, Deacon, Board Chairman.

Lloyd Memorial High School: Site-Based Council member; assistant football coach (1991-2006.), Member of Lloyd Memorial High School Alumni Hall of Fame.

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