Thomas J. Szymanski: Lawyer with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.

Thomas J. Szymanski

Phone(267) 295-4041

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Practice Areas

  • Professional Liability
  • Public Entity and Civil Rights Litigation
  • Employment Law
University Cambridge University, Study Abroad, 2007; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, B.A., summa cum laude, 2008; Phi Beta Kappa, Eagleton Institute of Politics Associate, Boxley Fellow, Fall 2006
Law SchoolRutgers University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2011 Dean's Merit Scholar, Charles Richter Scholar, Louis C. Portella Scholar Edwin and Helen Farrell Scholar; Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court, Pro Bono Award for Significant Service, Rutgers University Human Dignity Award Publication: Rutgers Journal of Law and Public Policy (Symposium/Staff Editor)
Admitted2011, Pennsylvania; 2014, U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania; 2013, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 2011, New Jersey

Associations & Memberships

Philadelphia Bar Association

•Jagiellonian Law Society


Thomas is a member of the Professional Liability Department where the focus of his practice is in the areas of employment law, civil rights and municipal liability.

Prior to joining the firm, Thomas served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Timothy J. Savage of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. As a clerk for Judge Savage, Thomas drafted judicial orders and opinions; continued to cultivate his knowledge of labor and employment law, including extensive experience handling Section 1981, Title VII and PHRA claims; and, developed a unique understanding of federal court practice, procedure and strategy. Thomas also clerked for the Honorable Anthony J. Parrillo, a Presiding Judge in the New Jersey Appellate Division. As an appellate clerk, Thomas drafted and edited complex legal memoranda and opinions for panels of appellate judges - formulating an appreciation of the importance of preserving a strong trial record.

Thomas earned his juris doctor, and graduated cum laude, from Rutgers School of Law. While in law school, Thomas was awarded with several prestigious scholarships and Pro Bono honors. He also held several important leadership positions, including Executive Board member for the Journal of Law and Public Policy and Student Bar Association class representative. Prior to achieving his juris doctor, Thomas earned his Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from Rutgers College, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Among his notable undergraduate achievements, Thomas received the Rutgers Academic Excellence Award and was selected as an Eagleton Institute of Politics Associate and Boxley Fellow.

Published Works

•Plaintiff's Victory in Title VII Retaliation Cases Made More Difficult: The Expansion of But-For Causation in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Defense Digest, Vol. 20, No. 2, June 2014

Year Joined Organization: 2013


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Plaintiff’s Victory in Title VII Retaliation Cases Made More Difficult: The Expansion of “But-For” Causation in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Thomas J. Szymanski, May 30, 2014
A plaintiff attempting to sustain a claim for retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), must demonstrate that he or she: (1) engaged in protected activity, (2) the employer took adverse employment action against the plaintiff, and (3) there was a causal connection...

Requests For Public Records From The Pennsylvania State Police Are Subject To Broad Exemptions.
Thomas J. Szymanski, March 28, 2014
The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) and Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission (MPOETC) appealed a determination of the Office of Open Records (OOR) ordering the PSP to disclose to a newspaper and reporter (Requesters) the names of all police officers accredited by the...
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Thomas J. Szymanski

2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
PhiladelphiaPA 19103


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