Thomas F. Brier Jr.

Biography

Thomas Brier concentrates his practice on various general litigation matters. 

Prior to joining the Firm, Tom served as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas I. Vanaskie of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He also served as a judicial extern to Judge Vanaskie and to the Honorable John F. Cherry of the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas, as well as a legislative intern to Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.

During law school, Tom served as an articles editor of the Penn State Journal of Law and International Affairs and as vice chair of the Penn State Law Moot Court Executive Board. He was also the only student invited to participate at a cybersecurity conference in Washington, D.C., where he presented a paper to various cybersecurity experts and high-ranking officials at the Federal Communications Commission. The paper, titled Defining the Limits of Governmental Access to Personal Data Stored in the Cloud: An Analysis and Critique of Microsoft Ireland, was later published in Penn State’s Journal of Information Policy. Additionally, throughout his 3L year, Tom worked as a research assistant to Professor Anne T. McKenna, coauthoring a chapter in Volume 7 of Jones on Evidence, 7th Edition, and updating multiple chapters of the Westlaw treatise Wiretapping & Eavesdropping: Surveillance in the Internet Age.

Tom earned the highest advocacy score in his Trial Advocacy course at Penn State Law and received multiple writing and advocacy awards at the 2016 Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition. He was also appointed captain of the American Association for Justice Trial Team and was elected to the Order of the Barristers. 

Tom was voted by his classmates to be the Penn State Law commencement speaker, was the 2017 recipient of the Joseph Leyburn Kramer Award, and is a proud member of the Penn State Alumni Association.

Outside the Firm

Tom enjoys spending time with family and friends and cheering on Philadelphia sports teams. In his spare time, he can usually be found playing basketball, listening to podcasts, reading nonfiction, or watching reruns of The Wire

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Affiliations

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
Professional Activities
  • Philadelphia READS

Credentials

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - Middle District of Pennsylvania

Education

  • Dickinson College, BA
  • Penn State University, Dickinson School of Law, JD