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Of Counsel


(215) 405-9191


1818 Market Street
Suite 2740
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



  • University of Baltimore
Thomas S. Coleman is Of Counsel at Butler Pappas.
Tom joined Butler Pappas with the opening of its Philadelphia office.  His practice primarily entails advising and representing insurance companies in complex first party matters and subrogation cases.  Prior to joining Butler Pappas, Tom worked as a coverage litigator in Philadelphia for approximately 10 years.  Tom is actively barred in both Pennsylvania and Maryland. 
Tom's practice regularly involves participation in the defense of cases involving catastrophic loss, including the regular culprits of collapse, fire/explosion, flood, and wind damage.  He also, all too frequently in his opinion, is called upon to defend cases involving suspected insurance fraud, which he has a proven track record of winning.  The primary venue for Tom's practice is the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia's Court of Common Pleas.

Extended Biography

Prior to relocating to Philadelphia, Tom graduated magna cum laude from the University of Baltimore where he had worked as an editor on the Law Review and as a teaching assistant and business incubator consultant.  After completing law school, Tom clerked at both the trial and appellate levels while completing his Masters in Business Administration degree.
In the community, Tom has worked as an instructor at Temple's Small Business Development Clinic, presided as president of Strickland Row Community Association and volunteered as a mentor with Big Brothers.  Tom's primary personal pursuits include competitive distance running, white water kayaking, and triathlon.