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111 N. Front Street
Suite 100
Harrisburg, PA 17101

707 Grant Street
Suite 3800
Pittsburgh, PA 15219


J.D., Widener University School of Law, 1996

B.A., Political Science, Randolph-Macon College, 1992


The Best Lawyers in America© distinction in Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants (2020-2021)

Thomas M. Chairs is a trial lawyer in the healthcare and commercial litigation practice groups of Gordon & Rees. Mr. Chairs is a partner of the firm with offices in Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and is co-managing partner of the Harrisburg office.

Mr. Chairs counsels clients in complex litigation matters. Early in his career he assumed the role of lead counsel in major jury trial proceedings. Mr. Chairs has successfully tried cases to verdict in more than a dozen counties throughout Pennsylvania. Mr. Chairs has handled hundreds of litigated matters. His in depth experience in State and Federal Court serves as a fundamental advantage for clients in any civil dispute.

Throughout his career, Mr. Chairs has maintained a case load that includes representation of national, regional and closely held corporations. On the basis of his vast experience as a trial attorney, Mr. Chairs has been designated Board Certified in civil trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Mr. Chairs works closely with self insured organizations predominantly in the health care field. Mr. Chairs’ representation of healthcare providers includes litigation and extends to counsel in licensing issues, compliance with governmental regulations, risk management and policy implementation. He regularly participates in the orientation of hospital personnel. Mr. Chairs also lectures on loss avoidance and best practices.


Supreme Court of Maryland
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania


Lancaster Bar Association
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