Thomas A. Archer
Litigation Practice Group Chair
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- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Dauphin County Bar Association
- Pennsylvania Association for Justice
Awards & Recognition
Tom Archer, Chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, has more than twenty-five years’ experience in civil litigation. Prior to joining Mette, Evans & Woodside, he was a principal of Archer & Archer, where he concentrated in litigation, business and general practice law.
For the past twenty years, Tom’s personal injury practice has been limited to exclusive representation of injured people and their families throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Tom previously represented the interests of insurance companies, providing him with unique insight and perspective in representing his personal injury clients. He has realized multiple million-dollar recoveries on behalf of the injured and their families. Tom’s plaintiff and personal injury practice includes the following areas:
- Automobile and trucking accidents
- Wrongful death
- Medical malpractice
- Trip and fall
- Civil rights
- Workplace injury
In addition to his extensive personal injury experience, Tom regularly handles commercial litigation and contract disputes on behalf of both institutional and individual clients. Recent and current clients include commercial contractors, banking institutions and hospitality businesses.
Tom is admitted to practice in the state courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey; the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania; and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Dauphin County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.
Tom has been practicing law since 1994. He graduated from the Widener University School of Law and the University of Scranton. He regularly serves as an adjunct faculty member in Widener University’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Program.
- Widener University School of Law, J.D.
- University of Scranton, B.S.
- Pennsylvania Bar
- New Jersey Bar
- U.S. District Court Middle District of PA
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of PA
- U.S. Supreme Court
Articles & Media
Thomas Archer Recognized by “Best Lawyers in America®”
Attorney Thomas A. Archer has been recognized once again in the 28th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his high caliber of work in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs.
Five Mette, Evans & Woodside Attorneys Named “Best Lawyers”
Attorneys Thomas A. Archer, Gary J. Heim, Timothy A. Hoy, and James A. Ulsh were recognized again this year as The Best Lawyers® 2021.
Six Mette, Evans & Woodside Attorneys Named “Best Lawyers”
Attorneys Howell C. Mette, Timothy A. Hoy James A. Ulsh, Thomas A. Archer, & Gary J. Heim have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers® 2020.
Stacking Coverage Limits
This is the third in a series of three articles dealing with some of the major decisions facing automobile insurance consumers when buying their car insurance. The third topic deals with coverage “stacking.”
Underinsured Motorist Coverage
The minimum amount of liability insurance coverage required to satisfy Pennsylvania’s Financial Responsibility law is $15,000 for bodily injury to, or death of, one (1) person in any one (1) accident and $30,000 for bodily injury to, or death of, two (2) or more persons in any one (1) accident, subject to the $15,000 per person limit.
Don’t Give Up Your Right to Full Tort Protection
There are few more disappointing conversations that I’ve had to have with clients than letting them know they cannot recover their losses caused by another driver in a motor vehicle collision because the client has selected the “limited tort” option on their policy of insurance.