Thomas Rethlake

Thomas P. Rethlake (T.J.)


Thomas Rethlake, or T.J., as everyone calls him, interned at The Nice Law Firm while in law school and began his legal career at the firm immediately after passing the bar. He was sworn in on Thursday, started work the next Monday, and was representing clients in court on Tuesday. After several years of general practice, he focuses in the areas of Real Estate; Small Business; Business Litigation; General Litigation; Family Law; and Estate Law.

Before and during law school, T.J. was employed as finance manager at a local car dealership. He utilizes his prior experience and undergraduate degree in finance and marketing to assist his business clients.

T.J. is the recipient of the 2019 People’s Choice Award for Best Attorney in Kokomo.

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Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Small Business
  • Business Litigation
  • General Litigation
  • Family Law Litigation
  • Estate Law

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Howard County Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association


  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
    • J.D. – 2012
  • Butler University
    • B.S. – 2008
    • Major: Marketing and Finance


  • Phi Kappa Psi, IN Zeta Chapter
  • Y’s Men International – Kokomo Chapter
  • Phi Delta Phi, Willkie Inn

Pro Bono Activities

  • Rotary Club of Kokomo
  • Y’s Men International – Kokomo Chapter
  • Kokomo Country Club
  • St. Patrick Catholic Church of Kokomo