Overview

Thomas Campion is a nationally recognized litigator who serves as a trial lawyer and counselor for clients facing difficult civil litigation. He defends clients in professional liability, product liability, consumer fraud and Medicaid fraud matters. Tom’s direct, decisive style and love of the law ensure efficient and knowledgeable counsel for clients facing disputes.

During multidistrict litigation, Tom serves as national coordinating counsel, developing cohesive and effective nationwide strategies to defend pharmaceutical companies and their key products. He has litigated bankruptcy and securities fraud and employment cases throughout the country.

Faculty Positions

  • University of Virginia School of Law — National Trial Advocacy College, Faculty Member, 1986-2019
  • Hon. William J. Brennan Inn of Court — Master, 1987-2000

Personal Interests

On Sundays, you will find Tom cheering on his beloved New York Giants.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

New Jersey
New York

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Education

Cornell Law School
J.D. (1961)

Fordham University
A.B. (1957)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Death row cases

Professional Associations

  • New Jersey Supreme Court — Board on Trial Attorney Certification, 1982-89 (Chair, 1987-89); Commission on the Rules of Professional Conduct (Vice Chair, 2001-02); Disciplinary Oversight Committee, 1994-2001; Committee on Professional Corporations, 1993-94
  • Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey — Former President

Civic Activities

  • Morristown Memorial Hospital — Trustee, 1988-96

Firm Leadership

  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP — Co-chair, Professional Services Liability Team

Honors

  • American College of Trial Lawyers — Fellow
  • American Bar Foundation — Fellow
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers — Fellow
  • Chambers USA — New Jersey, Litigation: General Commercial, "Senior Statespeople," 2017-20
  • Chambers USA New Jersey, Litigation: Product Liability, "Senior Statespeople," 2017-20
  • Chambers USA — New Jersey, Litigation: General Commercial, 2016
  • Chambers USA  New Jersey, Litigation: Product Liability, 2016
  • Benchmark Litigation Litigation Star, 2017
  • Best Lawyers® —Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Consumer Law, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, 2020-21

Awards Methodology

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