Thomas F. Meister

Thomas F. Meister

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Thomas F. Meister is a graduate of LaSalle University (magna cum laude), and Dickinson School of Law.  He has focused on Social Security disability and Workers’ Compensation law throughout his career and serves the following counties: Dauphin County, York County, Lancaster County, Lebanon County and Cumberland County. He began his practice as a legal services lawyer, working to assure access to justice for those who could not afford representation.  While in that position, he concentrated his practice on Social Security matters.  In private practice after that, he represented both claimants and employers in Workers’ Compensation cases, learning the system “from the inside out.”  He has been in private practice for more than 25 years, and has lectured on Social Security and Workers’ Compensation to professional organizations and the general public.

Areas of Practice

  • Social Security

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1978


  • Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1978
  • La Salle University
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1975
    • Major: English


  • Workers’ Compensation Litigation, York County Bar Association, 1997
  • Unemployment Compensation, York County Bar Association, 1984
  • Social Security Disability Claims, York County Bar Association, 1980
  • Workers’ Compensation Update, Gettysburg Area Personnel Association, 2002
  • Workers’ Compensation, Bloomsburg University, 1996
  • Hearing Loss Claims, Travelers’ Insurance, Reading, PA, 1996
  • Workers’ Compensation Claims, York County Paralegal Association, 1995
  • Workers’ Compensation, Harrisburg Area Insurance Institute, 1994

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Legal Services to the Public Committee (vice-chair, 1989-1990)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Pro Bono Publico Service Award, 2001
  • York County Bar Association, Pro Bono Committee, 1996-2002 (chair, 2001-2002)
  • York County Bar Association, Legal-Medical Liaison Committee, 1996 - 2001
  • York County Bar Association, Lawyer Referral Committee, 1990 - 1994
  • York County Bar Association, The Bar Stools theater troupe, 2013 - 2017

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Office of Joanne B. Kehr, York, PA, 2011 - 2014
  • The Dombrowski Group (formerly Davis and Dombrowski), Paoli, PA, 2002 - 2011
  • Stetler & Gribbin, York, PA, 1987 - 2002
  • Central Pa. Legal Services (now Mid-Penn Legal Services), York, PA, 1978 - 1987