Thomas A. McDonnell

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Partner - Co-Founder

Thomas McDonnell is a Co-Founder of Summers, McDonnell, Hudock & Guthrie, P.C. He maintains an active trial practice in both state and federal courts. Mr. McDonnell’s practice encompasses many areas of civil litigation. In addition, he frequently speaks at seminars sponsored by the Pennsylvania Defense Institute and Pennsylvania Association of Trial Lawyers on such topics as insurance coverage and the defense prospective in civil trials.

Mr. McDonnell is a contributor to Counterpoint, the official publication of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute and has authored numerous Amicus Curiae Appellate Briefs on behalf of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute and the Insurance Federation of Pennsylvania.

EDUCATION
  • Undergraduate: West Virginia University, B.A. Psychology, 1985
  • Law School:University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D. 1988
ADMISSIONS
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals
PRACTICE AREAS
  • Tort and Casualty Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage and Practices
    • Premises Liability
    • Workers’ Compensation
    • Trucking Accidents
  • Insurance Law
    • Automobile Insurance Litigation
    • Homeowners Coverage
    • Property and Casualty Claims
AWARDS AND HONORS
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer – 2010 to 2017
  • Best Lawyers in United States – 2016 and 2017
  • Best Lawyers in Pennsylvania – 2015 and 2016
  • Best Lawyers in Pittsburgh – 2015 and 2016
  • Past Regional Vice President – Pennsylvania Defense Institute
  • Board Member, Pennsylvania Defense Institute
  • Past Chairman – Motor Vehicle Litigation Committee, Pennsylvania Defense Institute
  • Past Council Member of the Civil Litigation Section in the Allegheny County Bar Association

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