Tom also serves as an Arbitrator and Mediator in business and commercial disputes, and in complex insurance coverage cases. He received training at the Strauss Institute for ADR at Pepperdine University School of Law and is certified as a mediator by the USDC for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He is a admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania , and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits.
Throughout his career, Tom has been a member of and held leadership positions in a number of professional organizations, including the following: Elected to the Council, Tort and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association (1996-1999); Past-Chair, National Institutes Committee and the Property Insurance Law Committee; Member, Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel, Member, International Association of Defense Counsel; Member, Defense Research Institute; Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association; Member, Philadelphia Bar Association; and Member, House of Delegates and former Chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
In addition, Tom is a frequent lecturer and has published a number of articles including the following:"Mediating the Bad Faith Claim," ABA/TIPS, Spring, 2002; "Practical Considerations in Large Industrial Loss Claims," ABA/TIPS, Spring, 2000; "The Sue and Labor Clause: In the Past, Present and the New Millennium," ABA/TIPS, October 1, 1999; "Trigger of Coverage - Loss in Progress: Is CGL Jurisprudence Sufficient Ammunition?," International Association of Defense Counsel, 1994; "Confidentiality and Privilege Issues in the Property Insurance Context," International Association of Defense Counsel, 1991; "The Loss in Progress: First and Third-Party Claims," Defense Research Institute, 1990; "Corrosion, Deterioration and Related Exclusions in First-Party Environmental Property Damage Claims," ABA/TIPS, 1989; and "Conflicts of Interest in Subrogation Actions," Tort & Insurance Law Journal, Vol. XXII, No. 1, 1986.
Tom is a graduate of the Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law and Grove City College (B.A., cum laude). He is also AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.