W. Thomas McBride

Counsel
6 North Broad Street, Woodbury, NJ 08096
Tel: 856-812-8900 / Fax: 856-853-9933
tmcbride@brownconnery.com

Litigation / Professional Liability

W. Thomas McBride is counsel with the firm. He concentrates his practice in complex litigation and professional liability.

Mr. McBride has years of valuable trial and appellate experience along with an impressive record of defense verdicts. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. McBride has defended and continues to defend manufacturers and suppliers of industrial, chemical and consumer products and has received defense verdicts in cases involving fatalities, serious injury and complicated damages. Mr. McBride has handled many other areas of civil litigation, including toxic exposure, medical and other professional malpractice, contract and commercial disputes, construction site injuries, construction defect claims, defamation, public entity liability, premises, automobile and general negligence. Mr. McBride is preferred trial counsel to Otis/UTC, one of the leading manufacturers and maintenance providers of elevators, escalators and moving walkways. In addition, he serves as trial counsel for Temple University in the defense of negligence/civil liability cases. Mr. McBride has also represented major insurance companies including, Liberty Mutual, Great American, USAA, Harleysville and Garden State Indemnity.

Mr. McBride has tried cases at the federal and state levels throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He has appeared before the appellate courts in both states. He has argued before the Supreme Court of New Jersey, making new law in the area of common law, sovereign immunity. He has been retained as pro hac vice trial counsel in cases in other jurisdictions outside of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Upon graduating from law school, Mr. McBride served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Paul R. Kramer, J.S.C. and Honorable Victor Friedman, J.S.C., of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division.

education

Gettysburg College (B.A. 1980)

Capital University (J.D. 1983)

admissions

United States Supreme Court

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Supreme Court of New Jersey

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Pennsylvania

New Jersey

 

professional affiliations

American Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

New Jersey Bar Association

Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel