- Products Liability
- Premises Liability
|University ||Loyola College of Maryland, B.A., Political Science, 1995|
|Law School||University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland, J.D., 1999|
|Admitted||1999, Pennsylvania; 2000, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 1999, District Court District of New Jersey; 1999, New Jersey, - 2012 inactive|
Associations & Memberships
Brehon Law Society
•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Philadelphia Bar Association
•The Lawyers Club of Philadelphia (1/1/13)
•Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel (4/1/13)
As a member of the Casualty Department, Tom provides legal counsel to product manufacturers, transit companies, food service companies and various casualty litigation defendants in Pennsylvania. He defends clients on a variety of matters, including product liability, civil rights, premises liability, trucking and transportation and automobile accidents (uninsured motorist/underinsured motorist). Tom has also handled breach of contract, Federal Employer Liability Act and toxic tort claims. In his career, Tom has handled numerous successful motions to dismiss prisoner civil rights claims.
Tom also serves as an arbitrator for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Compulsory Airbitration Program. He is licensed in the state of Pennsylvania.
Significant Representative Matters
•Represented paver in a negligence action whereby elderly woman fell in parking lot and claimed hazardous condition. Jury concluded no defect in pavement. Verdict for defense.
•Summary judgment granted in case claiming negligent maintenance of a door.
•Summary judgment granted in case claiming negligent maintenance of a sidewalk.
•Dismissal for Prejudicial Late Joinder in a FELA claim, where the original defendant alleged products liability and negligence claims against client/corporation.
•Dismissal of a fire loss claim based on theories of product defect and construction defect.
•Successfully argued before the Pennsylvania Superior Court which affirmed trial court's ruling.
•Summary Judgment granted in a slip and fall claim for plaintiff's failure to articulate the mechanics of the fall in a manner that suggested the fall was due to the alleged defect.
•Dismissal at trial of a multiple plaintiff automobile claim based on the failure of all plaintiffs to pass the limited tort threshold.
•Dismissal at trial of a slip and fall claim for plaintiff's repeated discovery violations.
•Summary Judgment granted in a wrongful death product liability suit for plaintiff's failure to provide evidence to establish that a tractor was defective when it left the hands of the manufacturer.
•Summary Judgment Granted in Fourteenth Amendment claim by Muslim Prisoner demanding Halal food.
•Jury verdict for client defendant in passenger's motor vehicle accident claim resulting in multiple alleged herniated discs.
•Spoliation Plaintiffs Hold Onto Your Products! Defense Digest, September, 2006
Honors & Awards
•Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star , 2008, 2010-2013
Year Joined Organization: 2005
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