Understanding Your Auto & Homeowners Insurance Policy Definitions

Homeowners Auto Insurance Policy Definitions

Recently, our firm participated in a seminar in which we talked about the essential elements of an auto insurance and homeowners policy. We also covered Ohio financial responsibility laws and the minimum amount of insurance that you need for coverage in Ohio. This article, the first in a series, will provide a recap of the key parts […]

Renegotiating a Home Renovation Project with a Contractor in Ohio

Renegotiate Ohio Contractor

If you are building a home or hiring a contractor to do renovations to your home, here are five of the most important things that you need to do when negotiating your contract with your builder or contractor: 1. Agree to a Maximum Guaranteed Price Always negotiate a maximum guaranteed price with the contractor. This […]

What to Do if You’ve Hired a Bad Contractor in Ohio

bad contractor ohio

Not every contractor is as reliable as the next. In fact, we’ve witnessed first hand just how unreliable some contractors in Ohio can actually be. If you have hired a bad contractor, there are some important steps you should consider when resolving the situation. In this quick article, we’ll share a few observations that we […]

Bad Contractors: Willful & Reckless Conduct

Bad Contractors Willful Reckless Conduct

Hiring a negligent contractor is bad enough. Hiring a contractor who exhibits willful and reckless conduct can be especially worrisome for homeowners in Ohio. After all, the safety and security of your family and property should never be compromised by a contractor’s work or behavior. What are your rights? What does the law say about […]

Bad Contractors: Negligence


Continuing with our multi-part series on how to deal with bad home contractors in Ohio, this article focuses on the claim of negligence. What is negligence and when is it asserted? Continue reading to learn more. What is Negligence? With regard to a bad home contractor, negligence is asserted when a contractor fails to perform […]

Bad Contractors: Breach of Contract Ohio

Breach of Contract

If you’ve ever had to deal with an unreliable contractor for your home, you may have thought about taking legal action. At our practice, we have helped many clients successfully take action. In this multi-part series, we’ll look at some of the most common claims that homeowners make when dealing with a bad contractor in […]

Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act

Ohio Consumer Sales Practice Act

What is the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act? How does it impact consumers in the State of Ohio? In this article, we’ll cover the basics that you need to know. What is The Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act? The Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act (hereinafter referred to as “CSPA”) states that “unfair or deceptive” sales […]

The Law Office of Tom Somos Recognized by The Lawyers of Distinction

Somos Award

The Lawyers of Distinction is pleased to announce that The Law Office of Tom Somos, LLC of Columbus, Ohio, has been certified as a member. About The Lawyers of Distinction The Lawyers of Distinction is recognized as the fastest growing community of distinguished lawyers in the United States. Lawyers of Distinction shall not offer membership […]