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Tom Anderson

Tom Anderson


Tom Anderson started his legal career as an insurance defense attorney. He spent the first 20 years of his practice defending medical malpractice cases across Western Pennsylvania. He also defended employers in a variety of employment matters. Tom began representing injured people and employees who were wrongfully fired or discriminated against in 2015. Tom now focuses his practice on helping individuals who have been injured or discriminated against in violation of state and federal laws. Tom focuses his practice on employment law, personal injury, medical malpractice, premises liability, and commercial law.

Tom has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America, which highlights the top 5% of practicing lawyers in the United States. He has also been recognized repeatedly in Best Lawyers in Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh. Tom has also been selected numerous times as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer. Tom is a Fellow of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, a distinction limited to a specific number of selected trial attorneys in Allegheny County.

Tom has tried many jury trials involving very serious personal injury claims, catastrophic damages, and high exposure employment actions in both state and federal courts.

Tom is active in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, where he lives, and is a member of the Westmoreland County Bar Association and The Ned J. Nakles American Inn of Court.

Tom is a graduate of West Virginia University and Duquesne University School of Law where he was a published member of the Law Review.

Case Results

  • $3.3 Million jury verdict, race discrimination and retaliation, Husband and Wife v. Corrections Co.
  • $2.26 Million jury verdict, wrongful discharge and invasion of privacy, Doe v. Construction Co. The verdict included $2 Million in punitive damages and was the largest verdict in Pennsylvania in an employment case in 2017.
  • $1.2 Million settlement, product liability, Doe v. Fire Suppression Co.
  • $1 Million settlement, premises liability, Doe v. Amusement Park.
  • $500,000 settlement, loss of an eye in a shooting accident, Doe v. Sportsmen’s Club.
  • $250,000 settlement, disability discrimination, Doe v. Construction Co.
  • $250,000 settlement, gender discrimination, Doe v. Construction Co.
  • $225,000 settlement, bar physical altercation/assault, Doe v. Social Club.
  • $200,000 settlement, age discrimination, Doe v. Nonprofit Co.


  • Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    •  J.D. – 1997
  •  West Virginia University
    • B.A. – 1993

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1997
  • West Virginia, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2018
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Premises Liability
  • Employment Law

Professional Memberships

  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Westmoreland County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Western Pennsylvania Employment Lawyers Association
  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • Westmoreland County Bar Association
  • The Ned J. Nakles American Inn of Court

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in Pennsylvania
  • Best Lawyers in Pittsburgh
  • Top Attorney in Pennsylvania
  • Fellow of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer

Community Involvement

  • Active member of the congregation at the Norvelt Union Church.
  • Has served on the Board of Directors of the Pittsburgh Chapter of Safari Club International.
  • Has served as a member of a non-profit corporation that provides services to adults with disabilities in Westmoreland County.

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