Tom graduated from Hamilton College, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in 1977. He received his juris doctor from Villanova University School of Law in 1980. From 1980-81, he clerked for the Honorable Robert S. Gawthrop, III, Chester County Court of Common Pleas and was an Assistant District Attorney, Chester County from 1981-82. He has been a judge pro tempore for the Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, since 1998.
Outside of his practice, Tom is active in coaching community youth sports.
•What's it Worth? Evaluating & Settling Personal Injury Cases, Pennsylvania Association for Justice Seminar, Philadelphia, PA, March 2014
•DRI 2014 Trial Tactics Seminar, Miami, FL, March 2014
Past Employment Positions
•Kelly, McLaughlin, Foster, Bracaglia, Daly, Trabucco & White, LLP
•OSHA 10-Hour Construction Certification
Significant Appellate Representations
•Established appellate case law holding that a plaintiff impliedly waives his statutory privileges against disclosure of psychological, psychiatric, and drug and alcohol treatment records by placing his life expectancy in issue.
•Established appellate case law holding that the government contractor defense is viable in Pennsylvania and applicable to a construction company which manufactures products in accordance with specifications set forth by a Commonwealth agency.
•Established precedent holding that a provider of highway construction equipment is not subject to suit in tort cases in Philadelphia County.
•Established appellate case law holding that a major utility is not subject to suit in tort cases in Philadelphia County.
•Established appellate case law on behalf of an international air carrier holding that damage to a corpse is subject to the weight based monetary limits in the Warsaw Convention in a class action for imposition of curses brought by a Nigerian tribe.
Honors & Awards
•AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
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•Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2009-2010, 2012-2016
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•Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
Year Joined Organization
DRI 2014 Trial Tactics - Strengthening Your Trial Skills: Powell v. SuperPulper, Inc.
Seminar• Mar 12, 2014
Thomas P. Bracaglia will be one of the trial lawyers presenting this year at the DRI's 2014 Trial Tactics Seminar in their new mock trial format. From March 12-14 in Miami, FL, watch top-notch trial lawyers from around the country try a...
• Pennsylvania Bar Association
• Philadelphia Bar Association
Honors & Awards
• AV® Preeminent™ by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
• Pennsylvania Super Lawyer , 2009-2010, 2012-2013
Year Joined Organization: 2004
Associations & Memberships
•Academy of Advocacy, fellow, 1989
•Defense Research Institute
•National Institute of Trial Advocacy, fellow, 1985
•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Philadelphia Bar Association