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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 an emerging business and trial attorney.  For the past decade, Mr. Thompson has counseled clients on a variety of business matters and provided representation in a variety of business disputes, including cases involving breach of contract, trade secrets, infringement and misappropriation claims, products liability defense, 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

  • Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA)
    • Civil Litigation Section, Council Member
    • 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
  • Board of Directors, Rainbow Kitchen Community Services, Treasurer, 2012 – 2014; Vice-President, 2014 – present
  • Board of Directors, Small Seeds Development, Inc., Finance Committee Chair, 2010 – 2011; Vice-Chairman, 2016 – present
  • Board of Directors, Sarah Heinz House Associate Board
  • Leadership Pittsburgh, Leadership Development Initiative XXIII, Participant
  • 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
  • Representation of a radio broadcasting company in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas in connection with a breach of contract action where a defendant filed a Counterclaim which sought damages in excess of $750,000 as a result of the corporation’s alleged tortious interference with the defendant’s existing contractual relations. Secured a judgment in excess of $1.1 million in favor of the radio broadcasting company and the dismissal of defendant’s Counterclaim on summary judgment.
  • Representation of a corporation that operates facilities for at-risk youth 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 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
  • “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.
  • 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 (2013-2016)
  • 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