Jeremy A. Tor Esq.

Associate

Jeremy A. Tor Esq.
Biography

Jeremy Tor represents everyday individuals who are injured or killed because of the wrongdoing of others. His practice focuses on cases involving police brutality, wrongful death, professional malpractice, and premises liability. Understanding that the jury system is a potent check on those who abuse power, Jeremy prepares every case for trial.

Prior to joining Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP, Jeremy worked in the litigation department of a large international law firm in Manhattan. Before that, he served for two years as a law clerk to the Honorable Dan Aaron Polster (N.D. Ohio).

Jeremy received his law degree in 2011 from the University of Virginia. Upon graduation, he was awarded the Eppa Hunton IV Memorial Book Award, which is given by the faculty to one graduating student “who has demonstrated unusual aptitude in litigation courses and shown a keen awareness and understanding of the lawyer’s ethical and professional responsibility.”

Before law school, Jeremy was a Teach For America corps member in Baltimore, where he taught Spanish to high school students at a public school in west Baltimore and earned a Master’s in teaching from Johns Hopkins University.

Jeremy went to college on a full-ride at the University of Arizona, obtaining a dual Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Spanish, graduating with Honors, summa cum laude, and receiving the Outstanding Senior Award as the top Political Science graduate. Jeremy was President and Captain of his college mock trial team, participating in numerous tournaments across the country and earning nearly a dozen Outstanding Attorney awards.

Contact Jeremy: Jtor@spanglaw.com

Employment
  • 2014-Present: Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP, Associate
  • 2013-2014: Baker & McKenzie LLP, Litigation Associate
  • 2011-2013: Honorable Dan Aaron Polster, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Law Clerk
  • 2010: Baker & McKenzie LLP, Summer Associate
  • 2009: Honorable Mary H. Murguia, U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, Extern
  • 2006-2008: Teach For America, Corps Member and High School Teacher
Education
  • 2011: University of Virginia School of Law J.D.
    • Virginia Journal of International Law, Senior Editor
    • Eppa Hunton IV Memorial Book Award (awarded by faculty to one graduating student “who has demonstrated unusual aptitude in litigation courses and shown a keen awareness and understanding of the lawyer’s ethical and professional responsibility”)
    • Housing Law Clinic (representing low-income tenants in court)
  • 2010: Tel Aviv University, Buchmann Faculty of Law
    • Study Abroad
  • 2008: Johns Hopkins University, Graduate School of Education, M.A.
    • Major: Teaching
  • 2006: University of Arizona, B.A.
    • Major: Political Science & Spanish
    • Honors: Summa Cum Laude
    • Full-ride Scholarship
    • Outstanding Senior Award (chosen by Political Science faculty as top graduate)
    • President and Captain of Mock Trial; awarded nearly a dozen “Outstanding Attorney” awards
Admitted To
  • Ohio
  • New York
  • Northern District of Ohio
  • Southern District of New York
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
Professional Membership
  • American Association for Justice
  • Federal Bar Association (N.D. Ohio Chapter), Board of Directors
  • Federal Bar Association (N.D. Ohio Chapter) Law Clerk Committee, Co-Chair
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • William K. Thomas Inn of Court, Member
Recent Lectures
  • 2015: Mass Torts Made Perfect Conference, “Benicar Litigation,” Panelist.
  • 2015: Cleveland-Marshall Experiential Learning Department – “How to Become the Best Judicial Extern,” Panelist.
  • 2015: Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Judicial Clerks Workshop, Panelist.
  • 2014: Alpha Omega Society, Guest Speaker.

Publications

  • 2016: “Ohio’s Workplace Intentional Tort Statute – A Recent Trial Victory,” with Nicholas DiCello, CATA News.
  • 2014: U.S. Chapter (Chapter 41) in Interim Measures in International Arbitration, with Grant Hanessian 849–72 (Lawrence W. Newman & Colin Ong eds.)
  • 2014: “Considerations in the Use of Pre-Judgment Asset Freezes,” with John Basinger, NYSBA Inside, Vol. 32, No. 2, p. 7.
Awards & Recognition
Outside The Courtroom

Jeremy is a “trailing spouse,” brought to Cleveland courtesy of his wife, Shira, who grew up in Beachwood and is now an orthodontist at Weiss Orthodontics, the same practice that treated her as a child. Jeremy and Shira are proud new parents of a baby girl, Ariella, their first child.

Jeremy grew up in Tucson, Arizona. After finishing college he began a long journey that took him to Baltimore (to teach), Virginia (to law school), New York (to work), Israel (to study abroad), and to Latin America, including Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Paraguay, where he directed a development program focused on community-based environmental and health projects. Jeremy is glad the journey has come to an end and that he and his family can finally plant their roots in Cleveland.

Jeremy and Shira are members of congregation Anshe Chesed and the Fairmount Young Professionals. In his free time, Jeremy enjoys playing the piano, playing racquetball, flying radio-controlled airplanes, and spending time with his family.