Thomas J. Elliott

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Thomas J. Elliott

BLUE BELL
(215) 977-1011

tje@elliottgreenleaf.com

Thomas J. Elliott, a senior shareholder, has forty years of trial experience, and is Co-Chair of the firm’s Hiring Committee. Mr. Elliott’s commercial practice takes him into boardrooms and courtrooms, federal and state, trial and appellate, in major matters including employment discrimination, preventing theft of trade secrets and enforcement of non-competition agreements. He has also been trial counsel in a variety of toxic tort, product liability and environmental matters. Mr. Elliott’s trial experience involves intellectual property matters, including state and federal actions of complex software ownership/licensing and contractual issues. He has been recognized as Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2009 by the Montgomery Bar Trial Lawyers Section. He has extensive corporate counseling experience in a wide variety of transnational commercial matters including in the United Kingdom, Italy and Belgium. Mr. Elliott has represented major national and international banking and financial institutions in litigation claims of fraud and misrepresentation related to complex lending, derivatives and energy swaps.

Mr. Elliott has negotiated transactions involving the purchase, sale and financing of professional sports franchises in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Texas, California, , New Mexico, Oregon and Tennessee. In connection with these transactions, he leads a team of attorneys, accountants and other professionals who counsel owners of professional sports franchises on all aspects of management and operations including: stadium finance and construction; negotiation with local authorities and municipalities for physical and financial infrastructure; playing surface selection and installation; ownership and team tax issues; stadium naming rights; vendor agreements; merchandising and licensing.

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania appointed him to the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, which has the statutory mandate to assist the Supreme Court in regulating attorney conduct and maintaining the integrity of the legal process in Pennsylvania. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Committee on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility. Treasurer and long-standing director of The Historical Society of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Mr. Elliott has also chaired the Pennsylvania Bar Institute Continuing Legal Education Programs on Commercial Litigation, Evidentiary Issues and Remedies.

A member of the American Bar Association, he served as the Chair of the Litigation Section’s Trial Practice Committee, and Chair of its Demonstrative Evidence Subcommittee.

As a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association, he served as the Chair of its Environmental Law Committee and its Federal Courts Committee. He has also served as a Panel Member of the Federal Bench Bar Conference and as a Member of the Third Circuit Judicial Conference.

As a member of the Montgomery Bar Association, Mr. Elliott has served as: President of the Trial Lawyers Section, Member of Board of Directors; Co-Chair Federal Court Practice Committee; Chair of the Business Banking and Corporate Counsel Committee; Co-Chair Law Office Management and Technology Committee; Vice-Chair of the Rules of Federal Court Committee; Panel Member and Speaker at CLE Legal Ethics Program; Program Planner and Speaker at CLE Program on Practice before United States Magistrate Judges, and was selected as the Trial Lawyer of the Year.

He has also published extensively, including: the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the Philadelphia and Montgomery Bar Association.

Mr. Elliott received his J.D. and A.B. from Georgetown University. He served as the judicial law clerk for the Honorable John B. Hannum in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court; the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits; and, the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania.

This attorney in the news:

THOMAS J. ELLIOTT APPOINTED TO THE JUDICIAL CONDUCT BOARD - July 2017

2015 Superlawyers: Elliott Greenleaf Lawyers Voted Largest Per Capita Recognition of Any Commercial Law Firm in the Mid-Atlantic Region - May 2015

Elliott Greenleaf wins Third Circuit affirmation of trial verdict and limitation on damages. - July 2014

THIRTY-FIVE (35) FIRM LAWYERS HONORED WITH EIGHT FIRM ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED AS TOP 100 IN PENNSYLVANIA, TOP 100 IN PHILADELPHIA OR TOP 50 WOMEN ATTORNEYS - May 2014

Tom Elliott Honored by Georgetown University - April 2014

Elliott Greenleaf’s lawyers again serve leadership roles in the organized Bar - January 2014

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF RECEIVED STATEWIDE HONORS, INCLUDING FIVE ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED AS TOP 100 IN PENNSYLVANIA, TOP 100 IN PHILADELPHIA OR TOP 50 WOMEN ATTORNEYS - May 2013

FIRM MEMBERS ELECTED TO BAR ASSOCIATION LEADERSHIP - January 2013

Elliott Greenleaf’s lawyers again serve leadership roles in the organized Bar - January 2013

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF HAS 30 LAWYERS RECEIVE STATEWIDE HONORS, INCLUDING SEVEN ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED AS TOP 100 IN PENNSYLVANIA, TOP 100 IN PHILADELPHIA AND TOP 50 WOMEN - May 2012

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF HAS 32 LAWYERS RECEIVE STATEWIDE HONORS - June 2011

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF DEFEATS SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN A DECLARATORY JUDGMENT ACTION TO OBTAIN COVERAGE UNDER A BUSINESS LIABILITY INUSRANCE POLICY - April 2011

TOM ELLIOTT IS PROFILED IN LEADERSHIP BLOG ON HIRING - January 2011

FIRM HAS 25 LAWYERS RECEIVE STATEWIDE HONORS, INCLUDING TOP 100 LAWYER HONORS FOR JOHN M. ELLIOTT, CHARLES J. MEYER AND DEAN R. PHILLIPS - June 2010

JOHN M. ELLIOTT HONORED AS TOP 100 LAWYER IN PENNSYLVANIA AND PHILADELPHIA, AND ELLIOTT GREENLEAF LAWYERS RECOGNIZED AS “SUPERLAWYERS” FOR SIXTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR - June 2009

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF WINS JUDGMENT IN CIVIL RIGHTS CASE IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA - March 2009

SIX ELLIOTT GREENLEAF SHAREHOLDERS ARE NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED AS BUSINESS LITIGATOR SUPERLAWYERS IN CORPORATE COUNSEL PUBLICATION - February 2009

SEVERAL FIRM MEMBERS SELECTED FOR LEADERSHIP IN MONTGOMERY BAR ASSOCIATION - January 2009

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF COMPLETES ANOTHER PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL TRANSACTION - January 2009

Stewart J. Greenleaf, Jr. Presents Continuing Legal Education and is Named as a Delegate to the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division - July 2008

JOHN M. ELLIOTT, STEWART J. GREENLEAF AND MARK J. SCHWEMLER HONORED AS TOP 100 LAWYERS, AND ELLIOTT GREENLEAF LAWYERS RECOGNIZED AS “SUPERLAWYERS” FOR FIFTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR - June 2008

Thomas J. Elliott Presents Seminar on Important Updates in Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility - April 2008

FIVE ELLIOTT GREENLEAF SHAREHOLDERS ARE NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED AS BUSINESS LITIGATOR SuperLawyers IN CORPORATE COUNSEL PUBLICATION - March 2008

Elliott Greenleaf’s Philadelphia and Delaware Offices Articles Highlighted in News - March 2008

FIRM SHAREHOLDERS ELECTED TO LEADERSHIP IN MONTGOMERY BAR ASSOCIATION - January 2008

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF WINS THIRD CIRCUIT APPEAL IN NATIONALLY SIGNIFICANT EMPLOYMENT CLASS ACTION - October 2007

Elliott Greenleaf WINS DISMISSAL OF FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS CLAIMS AGAINST TOWNSHIP OFFICIAL AND POLICE CHIEF - September 2007

JOHN M. ELLIOTT HONORED AS TOP 100 LAWYER IN PENNSYLVANIA AND PHILADELPHIA, AND Elliott Greenleaf LAWYERS RECOGNIZED AS “SUPERLAWYERS” FOR FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR - May 2007

MARK A. KEARNEY ELECTED VICE PRESIDENT OF THE MONTGOMERY BAR ASSOCIATION - January 2007

Elliott Greenleaf “SUPERLAWYERS” FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR - June 2006

THOMAS J. ELLIOTT PROVIDES CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION ON ATTORNEY DISCIPLINE - May 2006

MARK A. KEARNEY ELECTED TREASURER OF THE MONTGOMERY BAR ASSOCIATION - January 2006

ROGER J. HARRINGTON, JR. ELECTED VICE-CHAIR OF THE YOUNG LAWYER’S SECTION OF THE MONTGOMERY BAR ASSOCIATION - January 2006

THOMAS J. ELLIOTT ELECTED VICE PRESIDENT OF THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY TRIAL LAWYERS - January 2006

Elliott Greenleaf HAS SEVENTEEN “SUPERLAWYERS” IN A STATEWIDE POLL OF PENNSYLVANIA JUDGES AND LAWYERS - June 2005

ROGER J. HARRINGTON, JR. ELECTED SECRETARY OF THE YOUNG LAWYERS SECTION OF THE MONTGOMERY BAR ASSOCIATION - January 2005

MARK A. KEARNEY ELECTED SECRETARY OF MONTGOMERY BAR ASSOCIATION - January 2005

THOMAS J. ELLIOTT IS ELECTED SECRETARY OF THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY TRIAL LAWYERS - December 2004

Elliott Greenleaf Attorneys Present Continuing Legal Education for the Bench and Bar - October 2004

Elliott Greenleaf Has Twelve “SUPERLAWYERS” in a Statewide Poll of Pennsylvania Judges and Lawyers - June 2004

Elliott Greenleaf Is Lead Counsel on Acquisition of Professional Baseball Club - July 2003