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Caitlin R.Thomas


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Caitlin R.Thomas


Focus Areas

Throughout her career, Caitlin has had the opportunity to hone her litigation and counseling skills on a broad range of matters, including the following:

  • Representing utility companies in action alleging price fixing by four Class I railroads, In re Rail Freight Fuel Surcharge Antitrust Litigation.
  • Representing a government contractor in class action alleging illegal no-poach agreement with other government contracts.
  • Represented a manufacturer of material handling equipment in an arbitration action brought by a dealer involving allegations of breach of contract and violation of the Wisconsin Fair Dealership Law.
  • Represented a tire manufacturer in action alleging breach of tire supply agreement.
  • Represented clients in actions involving former employees’ breach of noncompetition and non-solicitation agreements.
  • Representing banks that are exposed to litigation arising out of their operations and relationships with customers, including claims relating to account fraud, check fraud and forged instruments, wire/electronic transfer fraud, certificates of deposit and other time deposit accounts, credit and debit card fraud, ATM fraud, and for alleged violations of check-handling and security procedures.
  • Drafting and advising on the terms of distribution agreements for clients engaged in the manufacture or supply of products in the United States and internationally.
  • Providing guidance to manufacturing clients on appointment of dealers and distributors in the United States and internationally.
  • Counsel clients on the application of and compliance with U.S. sweepstakes and raffle laws.
  • Selected to the Ohio Rising Stars list, 2022, 2023, 2024
  • Received a 2022, 2023 and 2024 Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch recognition for Commercial Litigation; included in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Commercial Litigation (2021)
  • Don Sommers Award for Professional Responsibility
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards: Ethics & Professionalism in the Practice of Law and Practical Legal Writing & Analysis for Litigators
  • Excellence in Oral Advocacy Award, Washington University School of Law

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Antitrust Section

Community Activities

  • HandsOn Northeast Ohio, former board member
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association 3Rs Program, volunteer


  • Washington Univ in St. Louis School of Law, J.D., 2015,
    cum laude

    Washington University Law Review, notes editor (2014-2015), staff editor (2013-2014)

  • Ashland University, B.A., 2012,
    summa cum laude


Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio