Tom H. Nagel

Tom Nagel

Tom H. Nagel
Nagel & Sproat
3380 Tremont Road
Suite 110
Columbus, Ohio 43221
Phone: 224-8339
Fax: 538-2905
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I have practiced law since returning to Columbus from military service in 1972. During most of that time, I practiced with the firm of Britt, Campbell, Nagel and Sproat. At one time, three of the four of us were members of the collaborative practice group now called the Central Ohio Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals (COACDP). The firm dissolved a few years ago when one partner had to retire with serious medical problems, but the four of us are still good friends and cooperate to take care of legal matters for 35 years of past clients. I am currently in a solo practice sharing space with a couple of other collaboratively trained lawyers.

For many years, I have been a member of the Ohio Supreme Court's Admissions Committee, interviewing young law graduates who plan the take the Ohio bar exam on behalf of the court. I also served on the Columbus Bar Association's Judicial Screening Committee for one term.

For several years, I wrote and edited the chapter on Enforcement of Child Support and Spousal Support in Banks-Baldwin's Domestic Relations Law manual, at the behest of my colleague Beatrice K. Sowald.

Currently, I am working to bring the local probate law bar into the collaborative law arena. My colleagues Elaine Buck and Rosemary Pomeroy have hosted a series of meetings on that topic in the past year.

AREAS OF PRACTICE: Domestic relations and probate

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES: Licensed in Ohio since 1971; admitted to the Ohio Bar, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION: The Ohio State University College of Law, cum laude, 1970

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION: The Ohio State University, B.A. cum laude, 1968

COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE GROUP MEMBERSHIP:
I have been a member of the Central Ohio Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals since it was founded in the 1990s and was chair of the group for one term early in the development of collaborative family law practice in central Ohio. More recently, I have written a series of articles for the Ohio State Bar Association on the subject of collaborative family law and collaborative practice in probate court, which the OBA then made available to Ohio newspapers.

PERSONAL INTERESTS/ACTIVITIES:
I am married with two adult sons; my wife and I have lived in the historic Victorian Village neighborhood since the early 1980s. I am a member of Sierra Club and a local RC soaring club. Radio control soaring is the perfect lawyer sport: You have to be good with hot air, and you have to be comfortable spending most of your time going around in circles. Collaborative family law is the exception to that.

COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE AND RELATED SKILLS TRAINING

1991 Mediation in Domestic Relations Cases 3

1993 Mediation Training Columbus Bar Association 3.75

1998 Introduction to Collaborative Law Stuart Webb 5.5

1999 Collaborative Law Four Techniques Rosemary Rubin 3

2000 Speaker at Clinton County Bar Association domestic relations training 5.5

2000 Collaborative Law CFLC —local group's training 3

2000 Speaker at Kings Island Conference Center on Collaborative 1

2001 Speaker at Summit County Bar training on collaborative law 1

2001 Collaborative Law CFLC — local group's training 3

2003 Collaborative Family Law Workshop John McElwee 12

2005 LGBT updates on family law and domestic 4.75

2007 Advanced Collaborative Law 6

2007 Collaborative Divorce Professionals seminar on Substance Abuse 1

2008 Basic Interdisciplinary Training Cincinnati 10.25

2010 Unconventional Divorce 3

2010 Taking it to the Next Level Pauline Tesler 13

2012 Navigating Emotional Currents in Collaborative DV 14