Keeping you out of the courtroom.
Gruber, Thomas & Co. focuses on a broad range of integrated and comprehensive services for the firm's individual clients, families and businesses. The firm employs an interdisciplinary approach which enables us to effectively meet all of our clients' business and personal needs. We represent individuals and businesses in many areas of the law, including personal planning services, real estate, corporate, commercial, general civil litigation and family law.
Client-Focused Team Approach
We believe in utilizing a team of professionals with knowledge and experience in the areas that concern our clients. Our highly motivated team of attorneys and support staff assist our clients in each area of their lives from business holdings to Medicaid planning. We look forward to working with your other trusted advisors. Allow us to provide creative solutions and planning strategies to represent you through individual attention tailored to fit your needs.
6370 Mt. Pleasant St., N.W., P.O. BOX 2985
North Canton OH 44720
A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mr. Gruber obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Cincinnati in June 1973 and his Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in June 1977. Mike was admitted to the Ohio Bar in November 1977. A founding principal of the firm, Mike practices in real estate law, small business law, construction and development law and related issues. He has been a licensed title insurance agent for approximately twenty (20) years. Mike also has an extensive arbitration practice representing clients throughout Ohio, and he has also handled arbitration cases in Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Michigan. Mike is a member of the Stark County Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, The American Bar Association, The Ohio Land Title Association, and Ohio State Bar Association Real Property Board of Governors. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Stark County Association of Realtors and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Building Industry Association of Stark County. Mike is actively involved in his community. He is a longstanding member of the Board of Directors of The Twelve, Inc., a child services organization. He served as president of The North Canton Chamber of Commerce, has taught real estate law at Malone College, and has lectured on many seminar topics for organizations such as the Stark County Bar Association, the Ohio Legal Institute, the Stark County Association of Realtors, the Akron Area Board of Realtors, the Ohio Association of Realtors, and private seminar companies. He also lectured at the Title Tech National Convention.
Mr. Thomas obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Business in 1985 from Walsh University and his Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1988. Dave was admitted to practice in all Ohio Courts in 1988. As a principal in the firm, Dave maintains a broad practice in general law, principally in commercial real estate, residential real estate, corporate, and estate planning. Dave is a member of the Stark County, Ohio State and American Bar Associations.
Jason's practice is focused in the areas of business, commercial and real estate related litigation and transactions. Jason also practices in family law. In his litigation practice, Jason has a high success rate in representing businesses, both large and small, as well as individuals. With his extensive experience, Jason provides his clients with aggressive representation in a personal and cost effective manner. Jason received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from James Madison University in 1996, graduation with honors. He received his Juris Doctor from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 2000. Jason was admitted to the Ohio Bar in November of 2000 and is also admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Ohio and the Western District of Michigan. He is a member of the Ohio and Stark County Bar Associations. Jason is a loyal and involved lifelong resident of Stark County. He is currently the Solicitor for the Village of Meyers Lake and a Finance Committee Board Member for St. Peter Church in Canton. Jason was formerly legal counsel for the Canton Junior Chamber of Commerce. Jason resides in Canton with his wife Anne and their three children, Kara, Josie and Grant.
Todd is a general practice attorney with focuses in family law, criminal and civil litigation and education law. Todd is one of the few attorneys in Northeast Ohio practicing education law, representing clients and their families through consultations and representing them at Individualized Education Plan team meetings, mediations, expulsion hearings, Manifestation Determination Reviews, Department of Education Due Process hearings, and federal court. Todd advocates for parents of special needs children; defending each child's right to receive the free and appropriate public education (FAPE), guaranteed under state and federal law. Todd received his Bachelor's degree in Political Science in 1992 from Bradley University and his law degree in 1998 from The University of Akron. He was admitted to practice in all courts of Ohio in 1999 and the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio in 2001.
Jim earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from Stanford University in 1996. He was a member of two NCAA tennis championship teams. As a professional doubles player, Jim achieved rankings of #3 in the USA and #29 in the world. He and his partner reached the semifinals of the 2005 US Open. After Jim's twelve-year professional tennis career, he earned a Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Jim was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 2016. He maintains a broad practice in general law, principally in Small Business, real estate, and estate planning. He is a member of the Stark County, Ohio State, and American Bar Associations. Jim is a graduate of the 2017 signature class of Leadership Stark County. He is a graduate of the 2017 Stark County Government Leadership Academy. In 2017, Jim began his first season as the boys tennis coach at Central Catholic High School. He graduated from CCHS in 1992. Since 2015, Jim has been a member of the board of directors for the North East Ohio Tennis Association. Jim and his wife, Debra, and their two children, Lauren and Jac, reside in Canton. They are active members of St. Michael's Parish.