Thomas Harrity

Law Offices of Thomas W. Harrity, LLC
1735 Market Street, Suite 3750
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 236 2427
www.harritylaw.com


Mr. Harrity has been a trial lawyer since 1994 specializing in civil litigation. He has extensive major jury trial experience in prosecution and defense of personal injury matters. However, his experience is wide ranging as he has expertise in general liability, product and professional liability, property damage liability, subrogation, insurance defense, workers compensation, breach of contract, consumer protection, employment and family law, and criminal defense.

Mr. Harrity has handled thousands of matters throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey and has tried cases in both state and federal court. In addition, he has appellate experience, having argued before the Pennsylvania Superior Court and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Harrity has published cases to his credit, most notably one authored by former Justice Cirillo that sets the standard for the effect of a non-suit or non pros under Pa. R.C.P. 218 when a party fails to appear ready at trial. See Jamison vs. Johnson, 762 A.2d 3 (2001).

Prior to establishing The Law Offices of Thomas W. Harrity, LLC in January 2003, Mr. Harrity worked for several private law firms, primarily defending individuals and corporations in a variety of liability matters.

Admitted to
Pennsylvania and New Jersey 1994
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania 1994
The Supreme Court of New Jersey 1994
The United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania 1995
The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit of Appeals 1996
Memberships
Member of American Bar Association
Pennsylvania Association of Trial Lawyers
Education
Williams College
B.A. 1984
Widener University School of Law
J.D. 1994
Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter
CPCU 2000
Personal
Mr. Harrity is married and has three children. An avid sportsman, Mr. Harrity enjoys traveling and hiking with his family and participating in a variety of sports, including squash where he still competes on the professional circuit.