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Thomas F. Meister

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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

Education

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

Classes/Seminars

  • Workers’ Compensation Litigation, York County Bar Association, 1997 to 1997
  • Unemployment Compensation, York County Bar Association, 1984 to 1984
  • Social Security Disability Claims, York County Bar Association, 1980 to 1980
  • Workers’ Compensation Update, Gettysburg Area Personnel Association, 2002 to 2002
  • Workers’ Compensation, Bloomsburg University, 1996 to 1996
  • Hearing Loss Claims, Travelers’ Insurance, Reading, PA, 1996 to 1996
  • Workers’ Compensation Claims, York County Paralegal Association, 1995 to 1995
  • Workers’ Compensation, Harrisburg Area Insurance Institute, 1994 to 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 to 2001
  • York County Bar Association, Pro Bono Committee, 1996-2002 (chair, 2001-2002)
  • York County Bar Association, Legal-Medical Liaison Committee, 1996 to 2001
  • York County Bar Association, Lawyer Referral Committee, 1990 to 1994
  • York County Bar Association, The Bar Stools theater troupe, 2013 to 2017

Past Employment Positions

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