Thomas K. Schindler is the founder and principal of the Schindler Law Group, LLC, a multi-disciplinary practice group that specializes in commercial litigation, family law, criminal defense, personal injury claims and employment law. Our experienced attorneys practice in Chester County, Montgomery County, Delaware County, Berks County, Lancaster County, and in the United States federal courts throughout Pennsylvania.
A seasoned litigator and trial lawyer with 30 years of experience and a consistent record of success, Tom has experience in prosecuting and defending individuals and organizations from both sides of the courtroom. Tom has served as lead counsel in countless criminal and civil cases during his career, winning praise for his professionalism and distinguished performance both in and out of the courtroom. By way of example, Tom currently serves as counsel for clients involved in anti-trust litigation pending in the federal trial and appellate courts located in Philadelphia, as well as the defense of multiple felony and misdemeanor actions in Chester, Montgomery, Berks and Delaware counties.
Before starting the Schindler Law Group, Tom was an Assistant District Attorney in Chester County, where he obtained first-hand experience in trying criminal cases before the county’s expansive circuit of magisterial district court and common pleas judges. For a decade after leaving the prosecutor’s office, Tom was a trial attorney with Lamb, McErlane P.C., a leading law firm in West Chester. While at Lamb, Tom litigated a broad spectrum of actions, ranging from claims for personal injury, property damage and employment discrimination, to complex commercial disputes and governmental agency appeals. Tom partnered with O. Hampton Brown, Esquire to start Brown & Schindler, LLP, named one of Chester County's top 15 law firms. He then served as a managing partner with Reger, Rizzo and Darnall, LP, maintaining a significant trial caseload while overseeing a growing legal staff of attorneys and support personnel before embarking on the path to start his own firm, the Schindler Law Group, LLC.
Tom is admitted to practice law in the courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and in the United States District Courts for the Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
Tom is the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Awards in Criminal Procedure and Evidence, and holds a Distinguished Peer Review rating by Martindale- Hubbell®. Tom has a long history of professional membership with the American Bar Association, the Chester County Bar Association, the East Bradford Zoning Hearing Board, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyer's Association. In addition to serving on the Chester County Bar Association’s Board of Directors, Tom has also held positions on the boards of the West Chester Friends School and the Chester County YMCA. Tom is a dual citizen of Switzerland and the United States of America, and taught tennis professionally before entering the practice of law.
Years of experience: 29
Bar Admissions Pennsylvania Supreme Court, United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, United States Supreme Court
Connecticut College, Bachelor of Arts (1982)
Villanova University, Master of Arts (1983)
Capital University Law School, Juris Doctor (1987) Professional Associations & Memberships: Pennsylvania Bar Association, Chester County Bar Association, Professional Trial Lawyers Association, American Bar Association Honors and Awards: BV® Distinguished Peer Review rated by Martindale-Hubbell®; American Jurisprudence Award – Criminal Procedure; American Jurisprudence Award - Evidence Volunteer Work: YMCA Board of Directors; West Chester Friends School Board of Directors; East Bradford Zoning Hearing Board
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