Thomas J. Wagner

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Law Offices of Thomas J. Wagner, LLC
Thomas J. Wagner
Law Offices of Thomas J. Wagner, LLC

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation; view more

Licensed in Pennsylvania since: 1988

Education: Temple University Beasley School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019, 2022 - 2024

Law Offices of Thomas J. Wagner, LLC

1628 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
8 Penn Center, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103 Visit website


A trial lawyer at the Law Offices of Thomas J. Wagner, LLC, Thomas J. Wagner represents clients in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the southeast part of the state. He founded the firm with the desire to share his experience trying cases on behalf of clients who are involved in the following types of cases: premises liability, civil rights, employment, admiralty/maritime law, wrongful death, multiparty construction, professional liability and transportation. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Wagner attended Saint Joseph’s University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science before attending law school at Temple University Beasley School of Law. He earned his Juris Doctor there and is now admitted to practice in federal and state courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and before the United States Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.

The Maritime Law Association of the United States designated Mr. Wagner as a Proctor in Admiralty and the firm is a member of the Trucking Industry Defense Association’s legal network and the International Society of Primerus Law Firms. In Philadelphia County, he serves in the Major Jury Program as a Judge Pro Tem for the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas.

A member of the American Bar Association, Mr. Wagner is also involved with the Philadelphia Bar Association, the National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association and the Defense Research Institute Trucking and Fire Casualty Special Litigation Group. During his career, he has been invited to appear in federal and state courts in New York, Maryland, Florida, Illinois, Delaware, Washington, D.C., and Kentucky.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Defense, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation: Defense, Employment Litigation: Defense, Personal Injury - Products: Defense, Transportation/Maritime

Focus areas

Admiralty & Maritime Law, Dram Shop Laws, Employment Discrimination, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects, Non-Compete Agreements, Personal Injury - Defense, Retaliation, Slip and Fall, Trade Secret, Transportation Law, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death, Wrongful Termination

  • 50% Personal Injury - General: Defense
  • 10% Business Litigation
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 10% Employment Litigation: Defense
  • 10% Personal Injury - Products: Defense
  • 10% Transportation/Maritime

First Admitted: 1988, Pennsylvania

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Educational Background:
  • Saint Joseph's University, B.S.
  • AV Rating, Martindale Hubbell
  • Listed in the Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers
  • Super Lawyer, 2014-2020
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Pennsylvania — State & Federal Courts
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association ("TIDA")
  • Risk and Insurance Management Society
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
  • American Trucking Association, Litigation Center, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • DRI Trucking and Fire Casualty Special Litigation Group
  • National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals — Third Circuit
  • New Jersey — State & Federal Courts
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Capital Mfg. v. Rayco Industries, U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8407, 2005
  • Chughtai v. Obama, 153 F. Supp. 3d 765
  • Millinghausen v. Drake, 2014 Pa. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1222
  • Lincoln Gen. Ins. Co. v. Guinn, U.S. Dist. LEXIS 9850, May 24, 2005, Decided, May 24, 2005, Filed; May 25, 2005
  • Caleb v. CRST, Inc. 43 Fed. Appx. 513; 2002 U.S. App. LEXIS 17893
  • Souders v. Atlantic Richfield Co., 746 F. Supp. 570; 1990 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11954; 1991 AMC 554, September 10, 1990
  • Covell v. Smith, U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19454, December 30, 1996
  • Day v. Mendenhall Inn, U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14080, September 9, 1998
Industry Groups:
  • Energy
  • Financial.
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Transportation

Office location for Thomas J. Wagner

1628 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
8 Penn Center, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 215-323-5044


9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019, 2022 - 2024

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