Christopher G. Thomarios

Akron Criminal Lawyer

Christopher Thomarios has successfully represented clients in criminal defense and civil rights issues in federal and in state courts all over Northeast Ohio, in cases ranging from the most serious drug and violence charges to OVI/DUIs, juvenile cases, and minor driving infractions.

Christopher is admitted to practice law in Ohio, the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and before the United States Supreme Court.

Christopher also provides excellent representation for his clients in contract negotiation and drafting as well as a variety of civil matters stemming from contractual disputes, personal injury, collections, and drafting of contracts for the sale of goods, to name just a few.

Christopher has built a solid reputation with clients dealing with difficult personal issues and momentous life decisions by utilizing a not-so-novel method: truly listening to fully understand their needs and deepest concerns. At no time is this perhaps more important than when creating Wills, Living Will Declarations, and Durable Healthcare Powers of Attorney. Christopher's clients often rely upon his attentiveness and experience in these areas when creating or updating these crucial documents.

Christopher graduated from Denison University with a B.A. in Political Science. During his time at Denison, he interned in the Washington, D.C. office of United States Senator Richard G. Lugar (IN). Christopher received his law degree from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, where he was a member of the Jessup Moot Court team. During both college and law school, Christopher spent time in Geneva, Switzerland and London, England studying foreign affairs and international human rights.

Since 2007, he has operated as a sole practitioner to provide his clients with the individual attention that you simply cannot receive at larger firms. Christopher is a member of the Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and remains passionate about human rights, which is reflected every day in his devotion to his clients.

Areas of Practice

  • 80% Criminal Defense
  • 14% Civil Litigation
  • 2% Wills
  • 2% Civil Rights
  • 2% Workers Compensation

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2009
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2011
  • American Bar Association 2016


  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D. - 2003
    • Honors: Jessup International Moot Court Team - 2002-2003
    • Honors: Treasurer- International Law Students Association - 2002-2003
    • Honors: Chair, International Programs Committee
  • Denison University, Granville, Ohio
    • B.A. - 2000
    • Honors: Pi Sigma Alpha - Political Science Honor Society
    • Honors: Member, Varsity Lacrosse Team
    • Major: Political Science


  • International Law Specialization, London Summer Program, U. of Miami School of Law, Miami Florida, 2001
  • Center for International & Comparative Programs, Kent State University, Geneva, Switzerland, Spring, 1999

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Secretary, 2010 - 2011)
  • Member of CCDLA Judge4Yourself Panel
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Senator Richard G. Lugar (IN), Washington D.C., Congressional Intern, 1998
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