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Thomas Mengesha

Attorney at Law
The Mengesha Firm, P.C.

48214, United States

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Thomas Mengesha, a graduate of Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan, heads The Mengesha Firm, PC. Focusing on family law, criminal law, and entertainment law, the firm also offers service to the veteran population. Thomas Mengesha served his country in the United States Army from 1983 to 2009, attaining the rank of Captain. 
During a military career spanning more than 25 years, Thomas Mengesha worked closely with the Army’s human resources (HR) division, where his job entailed oversight of personnel accounting operations, unit-level casualty operations, personnel readiness matters, and general HR management programs. Over the course of his military training, Thomas Mengesha developed problem-solving and managerial skills that helped him to make the transition to civilian life and begin a successful career. 
Deployed to Kuwait several times, Thomas Mengesha served as a Captain and Deputy Director for the United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) Rest & Recuperation Leave Program. In this position, he managed all strategic aspects of the program and helped to develop new protocols and policies. He also filled the role of Coalition Forces Land Component Command Liaison with USCENTCOM, the United States Army Headquarters, and the Human Resources Command. From 2007 to 2008, Thomas Mengesha taught Business Law and Business Ethics as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland University College. 
Thomas Mengesha's commitment and work ethic have earned him numerous honors and awards, such as the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, places on the Honor Roll and Dean's list at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and the 1991 University of South Carolina Outstanding Service Award.


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American InterContinental University
Chicago, IL US
08/1/2010 — Present 
Business Law and Business Ethics Instructor.
This course provides undergraduate students with a comprehensive introduction to the business sector’s relationship to the principal forces operating in the ethical and legal environments. Particular attention is given to the constraints and opportunities presented by the regulatory environments in North America and the European Union. The course also provides an in-depth, comparative framework for understanding the ethical and intercultural challenges facing contemporary multinational and international organizations. With respect to the legal framework within which most business organizations operate, course topics include corporate problems of raising and maintaining capital by shares; relationships of directors to shareholders; respective rights and obligations; relationships of companies to third parties; control and the principle of majority rule.

The Mengesha Firm, P.C.
Attorney at Law
Legal Services
Southfield, MI US
07/1/1999 — Present 
Private law firm with areas of focus to include Criminal law, Family law, Entertainment law.

The United States Army
Washington, DC US
06/1/1983 — 02/1/2009

Performs duties as the Deputy Chief, USCENTCOM Rest and Recuperation Leave and Pass Programs. (An over $500,000,000 per year program.) Coordinated execution of Theater R&R leave to include oversight and strategic planning. Determined monthly command and inter/intra-theater air lift allocations through theater-wide estimates. Refined and assisted in developing policies supporting all facets of the R&R program. Analyzed trends and identifies systemic issues: prepared and implemented plans to divert or mitigate negative program impacts. Monitors daily flight schedules for any delays; notified affected gateways of logistical support requirements. Acted as Coalition Forces Land Component Command liaison with CENTCOM, US Army Headquarters, and the Human Resources Command as well as commands throughout the theater of Operations. Supported and communicated R&R requirements.
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal (GWOTSM) Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (GWOTEM) Armed Forces Reserve Medal with "M" Device (AFRM) RECONDO Badge recipient, duly 1990 - Army ROTC Advanced Camp (Camp All America) Fort Bragg, North Carolina Army ROTC Distinguished Cadet Award, 1990 - USC Army ROTC Scholarship Award, 1989 Army Achievement Medals (3).1989, 1996, and 1997 Army Commendation Medals (3),1985,1987, 2007 and 2008 

Thomas Mengesha - Education:     


Thomas M Cooley Law


Jurist Doctor

Lansing, MI US01/1/1995 — 01/1/2008
January 1998 Honor Roll and Dean's list (January 1995)

University of Akron

Public Adminstration

Master of Public Administration

Akron, OH US08/1/1992 — 05/1/1994
GPA 3.68

University of South Carolina

Political Science and Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Arts (BA

)Columbia, SC US

08/1/1989 — 12/1/1991
1991 Caroliniana Award - USC RECONDO Badge recipient, duly 1990 - Army ROTC Advanced Camp (Camp All America) Fort Bragg, North Carolina Army ROTC Distinguished Cadet Award, 1990 - USC Army ROTC Scholarship Award, 1989

Central Texas College

General Studies

Assocites of Arts (AA)

Killeen, TX US03/1/1988 — 05/1/1990


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State Bar of Michigan



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