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Thomas McGinnis

Adjunct Professor of Law


Tom is a Pittsburgh native and earned both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. Tom represents and defends private employers, individuals, and government entities, as well as their elected officials and employees, in a variety of litigation matters, including employment law, civil rights, premises liability, and government tort liability. He also defends insurance carriers and their insureds in the areas of professional negligence and malpractice, employment discrimination and premises liability. Additionally, Tom provides counseling to private employers on personnel and human resources issues.

Tom is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He is on the list of Arbitrators, Mediators and Neutral Evaluators in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He has lectured for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Academy of Trial Lawyers and the Defense Research Institute at its annual Civil Rights and Government Tort Liability Program. Tom has also made numerous presentations to clients and various other organizations in the areas of labor and employment law, civil rights, and governmental tort liability.

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