Thomas J. Cabral

Partner, General Litigation Practice Group Manager
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Thomas J. Cabral Overview

Tom Cabral is the General Litigation Practice Group Manager and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. After serving as a Navy judge advocate, Tom entered private practice and ultimately joined Gallagher Sharp in 1990. He has accumulated more than 30 years of experience representing corporations, insurers and individuals throughout Ohio. His extensive experience encompasses a wide variety of personal injury and property damage litigation.

Tom’s approach to litigation, claims investigation, and defense stresses commitment to client service and dispute resolution, with a strong focus on achieving desired outcomes. He is actively engaged in defending complex and large loss claims including motor vehicle, premises, fire and explosion, and telecommunications matters. As a senior partner and practice group manager, Tom works diligently to ensure the quality of legal work produced by his team, offering a cohesive client experience.

Bar Admissions

  • 1986, Ohio
  • 2015, Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio


  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association
  • National Fire Protection Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) (Premises Liability Committee)


  • Preparatory education, Walsh College (B.A., magna cum laude, 1982)
  • Legal education, University of Akron School of Law (J.D., 1985)
  • President, International Law Society (1984-1985)

Honors & Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Peer Review Rated
  • Lieutenant, Judge Advocate General’s Corp., United States Navy (1986-1989)