Thomas Pellis - Attorney

Thomas P. Pellis

Greensburg Office
Equity Member
Direct Dial: 724-853-2299

Areas of Practice

•  Civil Rights
•  Construction Law
•  Government
•  Labor and Employment
•  Products Liability

Bar Admissions

•  Pennsylvania
•  West Virginia
•  Alabama
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Professional Background

Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania in 1988. Also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and Third Circuit Court.


•  Duquesne University (B.A., 1985)
•  Case Western Reserve School of Law (J.D., 1988)
•  Dean Dunmoore Moot Court Competition
•  Jonathan Ault Trial Competition finalist


Professional/Civic Activities

•  Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA)
•  Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA)
•  Westmoreland County Bar Association
•  Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
•  American Bar Association
•  American Cancer Society
•  Legal Rights for Senior Citizens
•  Variety Club of Pittsburgh Children's Charity

Up Close and Personal

Lots of superstar attorneys claim merely to be "just country lawyers" when asked to describe their backgrounds. But in Tom Pellis, Meyer Darragh not only has one of Westmoreland County's legal stars, but it can also claim a lawyer with solid roots down on the farm. As both a kid and young man, Tom milked cows, delivered calves, and drove tractors all over his grandfather's farm in the rolling fields of the Laurel Highlands. His down-to-earth style with his clients reflects that well-trained farm mentality that when there is an important job to do, just roll of your sleeves and get it done.

Tom is a native of Westmoreland County, growing up in Hempfield where he starred on his high school football team and was selected to the National "Blue Chip All- American" team as a defensive end. Although courted by some Division I college teams, his size (six feet) and his determination to excel academically led him to Duquesne University where he majored in journalism and minored in business. He was also a four year letterman at football for the Duquesne Dukes. Then it was off to Case Western Reserve for law school where he graduated in the top 15 percent of his class.

In 1988, Tom joined Meyer Darragh's Pittsburgh office where he developed his solid litigation skills. When he became a partner in 1993, Tom returned home to the Greensburg office, where he has developed a legal practice for both public sector clients and companies. His experience in civil rights defense work, government liability issues, products liability, and high risk insurance cases keeps him more than busy, and in recent years he has carved a unique niche in defending brain injury cases involving cars, motorcycles, and bicycles.

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