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Tom is a partner and member of the firm's Global Commercial Disputes Group. He joined Reed Smith in 1985 following 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. He led the 40 attorney Philadelphia/Wilmington Commercial Litigation Group as Practice Group Leader.


  • 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, 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
  • Board Member, Union League of Philadelphia