MUS Partner Tony J. Thompson Named to ACBA’s Board of Governors

Meyer, Unkovic & Scott Partner Tony J. Thompson was recently elected to serve on the Allegheny County Bar Association’s (ACBA) Board of Governors. His term began on July 1.

Meyer, Unkovic & Scott Managing Partner Chris Smith said, “Tony is an outstanding litigator and has an impressive record of volunteer service for both the ACBA and the Pittsburgh community. We congratulate him on his election to the ACBA’s Board.”

Tony focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on real estate disputes – including ownership, easement and boundary disputes, land use and zoning hearings, and commercial evictions. Tony provides counsel to owners, property managers, developers, and retail and office tenants.  He also routinely assists the firm’s business clients with their development of risk avoidance policies and procedures. When necessary, Tony uses his trial skills to handle cases involving breach of contract, trade secrets, infringement and misappropriation claims, products liability defense, and other complex commercial litigation in our state and federal courts, as well as arbitration proceedings.

His volunteer and community involvement throughout the Pittsburgh region is extensive, and includes the following:

  • Member, Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA) (Chair of the 2020 Bench Bar Conference)
  • Council Member, ACBA’s Civil Litigation Section (Vice-Chair, 2018-2019; Chair 2020-present)
  • Member, ACBA’s Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (Chairman, 2012-2014)
  • Member, ACBA’s Homer S. Brown Division (Treasurer, 2012 – 2013; Chair 2018-2019; Council, 2015 – present)
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Minority Bar Committee (Vice-Chair, 2019 – present)
  • Former Board of Director, Rainbow Kitchen Community Services (Treasurer, 2012 – 2014; Vice-President, 2014 – 2018)
  • Former Board of Director, Small Seeds Development, Inc. (Finance Committee Chair, 2010 – 2011; Vice-President, 2014-2018)
  • Board of Directors, Sarah Heinz House Associate Board
  • Former Council Member, ACBA’s Young Lawyers Division (Diversity Committee Chair, 2008 – 2009)

Tony is a past recipient of the ACBA’s Homer S. Brown Division’s Young Leader Award, which is awarded to an attorney under the age of 40 who exhibits strong leadership qualities and a commitment to the promotion of equality and the advancement of justice among the African-American community. He was also selected as a “2016 Fast Tracker” by the Pittsburgh Business Times, and has been selected for inclusion as a “Rising Star” in Pennsylvania by Super Lawyers® from 2013 to 2020.

Tony earned his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 2006 and his B.A. from Washington & Jefferson College in 2003.  He resides in Monroeville with his wife and son.