Tony J. Thompson

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Education

  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • B.A., Washington & Jefferson College

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Tony J. Thompson is a highly skilled business and trial attorney.  For the past decade and beyond, Mr. Thompson has counseled clients on a variety of business matters, particularly those concerning commercial real estate disputes.  He has provided representation in a variety of other disputes, including cases involving breach of contract, trade secrets, patent infringement and misappropriation claims, products liability defense, ERISA, and complex commercial litigation.

Clerkships

  • Honorable R. Stanton Wettick, Jr., Court of Common Pleas, Allegheny County, Clerk, 2006 – 2007
  • Honorable Mary Jane Bowes, Superior Court of Pennsylvania, Intern, Summer 2004

Professional/Community Involvement

  • NAIOP Pittsburgh, Inc., Board Counsel, 2020 – present
  • Pittsburgh Legal Diversity & Inclusion Coalition, Board of Directors, 2018 – present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
    • Board of Governors, 2020
    • Civil Litigation Section, Council Member, Chairman 2020-2021
    • Diversity Collaborative Committee, Chairman, 2012 – 2014
    • Homer S. Brown Division, Treasurer, 2012 – 2013; Council, 2015 – present
    • Judiciary Committee
  • Allegheny County Bar Foundation, Young Lawyers Fellows
  • Meyer, Unkovic & Scott’s Diversity Committee, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law Alumni Association, Board of Directors, 2015 – present
    • Vice-Present, 2020 – present
    • Secretary, 2018 – 2019
  • Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc., Former Board of Directors, 2014 – 2020
  • Rainbow Kitchen Community Services, Former Board of Directors
    • Vice-President, 2014 – 2018
    • Treasurer, 2012 – 2014
  • Small Seeds Development, Inc., Board of Directors,
    • Vice-Chairman, 2014 – 2018
    • Finance Committee Chair, 2010 – 2011
  • Sarah Heinz House Associate Board, Former Board of Directors, 2014-2019
  • Laurel Highlands Council, Boy Scouts of America, Former Council Member, 2012 – 2014
  • Leadership Pittsburgh, Leadership Development Initiative XXIII, Participant
  • Representation of a radio broadcasting company and its subsidiaries in connection with a breach of contract action where a defendant filed a Counterclaim claiming damages in excess of $750,000 for damages allegedly sustained as a result of the parent corporation’s alleged tortious interference with the defendant’s contractual relations. Secured a judgment in excess of $1.1 million in favor of our clients and the dismissal of the Counterclaim on summary judgment.
  • Representation of a former employee and his new employer in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas in defense of plaintiff’s breach of contract and tortious interference claims, and the related Motion for Preliminary Injunction, which sought to enjoin the former employee from working within 100 miles of plaintiff’s principal office for a period of eighteen months. Filed Preliminary Objections and obtained dismissal.
  • Representation of a corporation that operates facilities for at-risk youth in the Venango County Court of Common Pleas in which the plaintiff claimed damages in excess of $25,000 for injuries allegedly sustained as a result of the corporation’s negligent hiring and retention of an employee. Obtained dismissal.
  • Representation of a martial arts supplier in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas in which the plaintiff claimed damages in excess of $25,000 for injuries allegedly sustained as a result of the supplier’s provision of a defective helmet upon theories of negligence, strict liability, and Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act. Obtained a favorable settlement after obtaining a favorable ruling on the supplier’s Preliminary Objections to the plaintiff’s complaint.
  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2006
  • B.A. in Economics, Washington & Jefferson College, 2003
  • Presenter, Pennsylvania Bar Associations Real Property Probate and Trust Section’s Virtual Retreat, “Diversity in Our Practice: How Can We Improve?” September 4, 2020.
  • “Practical Tips: How to Comply with Recent Changes to Employment and Immigration Policies,” Co-Presenter, Meyer, Unkovic & Scott Employment Law Seminar, Rivers Club, October 15, 2015.
  • “Practice for Success,” Co-presenter, Allegheny County Bar Association, Sheraton Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA, October 18, 2014.
  • “Drafting To Avoid Or Win Litigation,” Co-presenter, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, PBI Professional Development Conference Center, Pittsburgh, July 30, 2013.
  • “The NLRA Applies to Non-Union Businesses,” Co-author, Executive Counsel Magazine, Feb/Mar 2012, Vol. 9/No. 1, pp. 38-39.
  • “Business Workshop: Ruling allows employees to apply safety concerns,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 28, 2011.
  • PBI’s 5th Annual Intellectual Property Law Institute, Co-presenter, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, CLE Conference Center, Philadelphia, March 31, 2011.
  • “The National Labor Relations Act. Yes, It applies to you!” Co-presenter, Meyer, Unkovic & Scott client seminar, Rivers Club, Pittsburgh, November 10, 2011.
  • “The Clock Is Ticking: How the health care reform bill affects today’s employers,” Co-presenter, Meyer, Unkovic & Scott client seminar, Rivers Club, Pittsburgh, July 27, 2010.
  • “They did what? Preparing for Unexpected Employee Misconduct,” Co-presenter, Meyer, Unkovic & Scott client seminar, Pittsburgh, August, 20, 2009.
  • “Employer Need Not Accept Part-Time Workers for Full Time Jobs,” Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP Employment Law Briefs, October 10, 2008.
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021 for Commercial Litigation
  • Selected to 2020 Pennsylvania Rising Stars list
  • Selected as a “2016 Fast Tracker” by the Pittsburgh Business Times
  • Selected as the recipient of the 2016 “Young Leader Award” by the Homer S. Brown Division of the
    Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Rising Stars (2013-2020)
  • Selected as a 2012 “Lawyer on the Fast Track” by The Legal Intelligencer
  • Selected as one of the 2012 “Fab 40” by The New Pittsburgh Courier