“I have dedicated my career to representing people injured or killed from preventable accidents and dangerous products. My clients come from all walks of life, and I handle their lawsuits like I would for family. And that’s because the most important case to me is Yours. The unfortunate truth is that not all lawyers are of equal caliber, and not all law firms have the same time or resources to pursue your claims to the fullest. Choosing the right attorney is the difference between receiving fair compensation for you or a loved one’s injuries and receiving too little or nothing at all. Along with providing personal attention to each one of my clients, I am proud of the work I’ve accomplished over my career. And I'm honored for the lives I’ve changed when securing my clients countless millions of dollars in awards and settlements. If you or a loved one have been injured, let’s have a conversation – they changed your life for the worse, let me work to make it better.”
Thomas G. Oakes II is the founding member of The Oakes Firm, a national trial firm that primarily serves the Greater Philadelphia Area (including New Jersey). A seventh generation Philadelphian, Mr. Oakes genuinely cares about the legal issues that affect the members of his community, and he devotes his practice to protecting the rights and interests of those who suffered an injury or loss as the result of a preventable accident or unsafe product.
After graduating with honors from Drexel University, Mr. Oakes attended Villanova University School of Law where he was a Dean's Merit Scholar and served as class representative for all three years of law school. While engaged in his law practice, he returned to his alma mater and earned his Master of Business Administration from Villanova's School of Business. For a decade, he served on the adjunct legal faculty at Temple University Beasley School of Law's LLM in Trial Advocacy, educating aspiring trial advocates on the effective use of courtroom technology.
Mr. Oakes is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, which includes the Supreme Courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District and Middle District of Pennsylvania. He also has a national practice, and has been admitted pro hac vice in Arizona, Arkansas, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Ohio, Texas, and Virginia. A consummate professional, he maintains active memberships with the American Association for Justice, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, the Philadelphia Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. He also supports his local community through his selfless involvement with various civic and charitable organizations.
Mr. Oakes represents plaintiffs in varied personal injury and wrongful death claims, maintaining a particular focus on matters involving unsafe/ defective products, auto accidents, roadside safety design, construction injuries, and workplace accidents. A highly rated trial attorney, Mr. Oakes has secured countless millions of dollars in settlements and awards on behalf of his clients. For years 2018-2023, he was selected by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, an honor bestowed upon only 2.5% of all eligible lawyers. For years 2019-2023, Mr. Oakes was recognized as a “Top 10 Under 40” in Pennsylvania by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. And in 2023, he was recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as a “Top 40 Under 40” as a civil attorney.