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Tom is a partner and member of the firm's Commercial Litigation Group. He was the Practice Group Leader of the 40 attorney Commercial Litigation Group for the firm’s Philadelphia and Wilmington offices from 2001-2008. He joined Reed Smith in 1985 after a successful seven year career as a prosecutor. Tom is a member of the firm’s Trial Council in recognition of his significant trial experience in both the federal and state courts.


  • Villanova University School of Law, 1978, J.D., Member of the Law Review; Graduated in the top 10 percent of his class
  • Villanova University, 1975, B.S., Accounting, magna cum laude

  • Pennsylvania

  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - District of Arizona
  • State Supreme Court - Pennsylvania

  • Certified arbitrator for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Served as a member of the Investigative Division of the Commission on Judicial Retention and Selection
  • Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel