PHILADELPHIA - October 16, 2020 - Thomas Wilkinson, member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department and Legal Profession Practice Group, has been reappointed as chair of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) Lawyers' Professionalism and Ethics Committee. DRI is the leading national organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel. Membership in DRI provides access to resources and tools for attorneys who strive to provide high-quality, balanced, and excellent service to their clients and corporations. DRI is committed to enhancing the skills, effectiveness, and professionalism of lawyers; and anticipating and addressing issues germane to lawyers and the civil justice system.
Tom concentrates his practice in the areas of business litigation, business torts, appellate, and professional responsibility matters. He also has substantial experience in advising lawyers and law firms on risk management and professional liability issues. He has served as an expert witness in attorney professional liability cases in state and federal courts and has been appointed as a neutral mediator and discovery master. Tom is a frequent lecturer and author on civil litigation and professional responsibility topics. He is also the co-editor of the Pennsylvania Ethics Handbook, a comprehensive review of the rules of conduct governing lawyers, with extensive citations to case decisions and ethics opinions addressing all aspects of lawyer-client relationship.