In June 2008, Attorney Thomas M. DiCaudo took his vast experience and knowledge of the law and joined Attorney Reid Yoder. Together they formed the law firm DiCaudo & Yoder LLC, which then became DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder, with the addition of Attorney Marshal Pitchford.
After being admitted into the practice of law, Mr. DiCaudo accepted a position with the City of Akron Prosecutor’s Office. There, he served as an Assistant Prosecutor from November 1988 to January 1990. He was promoted to the position of Police Legal Advisor in January 1990.
Mr. DiCaudo served the jurisdictions of:
In 1991, Mr. DiCaudo was promoted to Assistant Chief Prosecutor. In this position, he:
Mr. Pitchford has over a decade of experience in the practice of public law, government relations and litigation. His regional practice primarily focuses on representing public entities and in transportation litigation, including:
He has a wide range of experience working for clients in both the private and public sector. He counsels clients in both contract preparation and strategic planning and also represents numerous large and small manufacturers and businesses.
Mr. Pitchford has significant experience in counseling municipalities and counties in the areas of:
He has successfully litigated numerous matters on behalf of municipalities regarding zoning and planning matters.
He represents and advises major transportation and logistics companies as to various transactional issues, including transportation-related service agreements, cargo claims, freight claims, and regulatory compliance, and serves as counsel in related litigation throughout Ohio and the U.S.
Mr. Pitchford's experience includes jury trials, mediations and arbitrations in federal, state and local courts, appeals in the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and numerous appellate courts throughout Ohio.
Mr. Yoder has tried numerous high profile cases and is certified by the Ohio Public Defenders Office to handle capital murder cases. Mr. Yoder’s practice is focused on:
Following law school graduation, he accepted employment with the City of Akron Prosecutor’s Office, where he honed his skills as a trial attorney for over four years. He has lectured at the Akron Police Academy on numerous topics including:
In 2007, Mr. Yoder left the Prosecutor’s Office and began his career in private practice. Mr. Yoder has excelled while in private practice and in 2008 expanded his firm joining forces with Thomas DiCaudo.
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Ben Sorber graduated from the Binghamton University in 2011 with a Bachelors of Arts in English and Political Science. In 2014, Mr. Sorber received his Juris Doctor from the Akron University School of Law. Throughout law school, Mr. Sorber competed on the University of Akron’s nationally ranked trial team where he received top honors at the National Trial Advocacy Competition.
Mr. Sorber has worked for the Summit County Public Defender’s Office and served as the judicial clerk for Judge Jerry K. Larson, Presiding Judge of Akron Municipal Court, where he dealt with traffic violations, misdemeanors, and civil matters including collections and landlord-tenant law. In 2014, Mr. Sorber accepted an associate position with DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder.
Mr. Sorber is an active member of both the Ohio State Bar and Akron Bar Associations and continues to volunteer with the University of Akron’s trial advocacy program.
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Ms. Vadas has fifteen plus years of experience handling complex causes of action arising out of medical malpractice, intentional torts, wrongful termination, violation of non-compete clauses, employment discrimination, premises liability, shareholder derivative, and other commercial issues. She has a wide range of experience representing employers in administrative hearings and judicial litigation. Ms. Vadas also counsels clients on proper retention, handling and termination of employees.