Thomas J. Lowery

Thomas J. Lowery

Office:Pittsburgh, PA
Phone:(412) 355-4958
Cell:(412) 841-2381

Thomas J. Lowery is a partner in the Pittsburgh office.  He has defended hundreds of cases involving automobile and truck accidents, construction cases against architects, engineers, and construction companies, municipal liability and police liability cases, fall downs, and cases against real estate brokers, agents, and agencies.

Tom is a frequent lecturer on the topics of liability claims, insurance disputes, and litigation strategies.  The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania appointed Tom as a federal arbitrator and adjunct settlement judge.


  • Duquesne University, School of Law (J.D.)
  • LaSalle University (B.A. cum laude)


  • AV Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only group of the area's most experienced and exceptional litigators

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions:

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Professional Affiliations:

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Duquesne University Law Alumni Association (past officer)

Speaking Engagements and Presentations:

  • “Litigating the UM/UIM Claim”
  • “Recovery of Both Third Party Liability and UIM Benefits Under the Same Motor Vehicle Insurance Policy,” Erie, PA
  • “Bad Faith,” PBI
  • “UM/UIM Current Trends Important Issues”
  • “Handling the Auto Injury Claim,” NBI
  • “Applying the Rules of Evidence,” NBI
  • “Expert Examination — Daubert, Frye and other Challenges,” NBI
  • “Litigating Slip, Trip and Fall Cases in Pennsylvania,” NBI
  • “The Defense of Distracted Driving Cases,” PBI
  • "Premises Liability Litigation," PBI

News and Verdicts:

Representative Matters:

  • Small v. Mason - Summary Judgment Granted. Mr. Lowery obtained summary judgment for his client, a physical therapist, by successfully challenging the qualifications of Plaintiff’s expert, and thereby having Plaintiff’s certificate of merit stricken.
  • Marino v. Fava - A precedential decision was won for the client and for all lay witnesses at mental health hearings granting them total immunity.
  • Inks v. John Deklewa & Sons - A directed verdict in favor of the client following a contribution action jury trial.
  • Finger v. Elko - A defense verdict after a jury trial involving a fight at a fraternity party.
  • Mellon Bank v. Mantaline, et al. - Obtained an extremely favorable settlement in a complex multi-party construction litigation matter involving thousands of documents and months of depositions requiring the organization of mountains of information and documentation for the benefit of the client.