Thomas B. Anderson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

Thomson, Rhodes & Cowie, P.C.
 | Two Chatham Center, 10th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-316-8684
Fax: 412-232-3498
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2005 - 2008, 2010
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Thomas B. Anderson has been an attorney at Thomson, Rhodes & Cowie, P.C., for his entire legal career. Located in the firm's office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and representing clients throughout the greater metropolitan area, his varied practice encompasses labor and employment law, plaintiff's personal injury and wrongful death litigation, and the defense of medical malpractice and other professional liability claims. Admitted to practice in both Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Mr. Anderson is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania.

    In his labor and employment law practice, Mr. Anderson provides advice and counsel to current, former and prospective employees. The cases that he has handled in this regard have included claims involving the types of discrimination that are prohibited under a variety of federal and state laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1984, and his experience also involves wrongful termination and other acts of retaliation. Mr. Anderson's personal injury work has encompassed premises liability, assault and defective products, and he has defended health care facilities and providers in claims arising out of medical malpractice. His successful results both in the courtroom and at the negotiating table have included a jury award in excess of $2.2 million in a lawsuit grounded on wrongful discharge and invasion of privacy, and he obtained a settlement of more than $1 million in a case involving a defective product.

    A participant in several professional organizations, Mr. Anderson's memberships include the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County and the Westmoreland Bar Association. His legal education was obtained at Duquesne University School of Law, and he served on the Duquesne Law Review before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1997.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense
    Focus Areas

    Employment Discrimination, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

    Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2005 - 2008, 2010

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    About Thomas Anderson

    Admitted: 1997, Pennsylvania

    Professional Webpage:


    • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, Rising Star Edition, 2005-2010
    • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
    • Listed in Who's Who: American Law Students, 1995, 1997
    • Fellow, Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, 2015
    • Best Lawyers in America, Medical Malpractice Defense, 2019

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • Allegheny County Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
    • West Virginia Bar Association
    • The Ned J. Nakles American Inn of Court, Member
    • West Virginia, 2012
    • Westmoreland County Bar Association, Member
    • United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2018
    • United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, 1997
    • Pennsylvania, 1997

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Author: "Family Law - Adoption - Foster Parent Standing in Adoption Proceedings -- Chester County Children and Youth Services v. Cunningham," 34 Duquesne Law Review


    • Mr. Anderson obtained the largest verdict in Pennsylvania in an employment case.  A jury in Centre County returned a $2,260,095 verdict in favor of the plaintiff in the wrongful discharge and invasion of privacy case of Susan Carlini v. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc.  The verdict included $2 Million in punitive damages, 2017

    Educational Background:

    • West Virginia University, B.A., 1993
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    Office Location for Thomas B. Anderson

    Two Chatham Center
    10th Floor
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219

    Phone: 412-316-8684

    Fax: 412-232-3498

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