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Thomas L. Mueller

 

Thomas L. Mueller
Associate

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THOMAS L. MUELLER is an Associate focusing his practice on casualty defense and commercial litigation.  Tom brings significant litigation experience to LUCAS and CAVALIER, LLC, having represented insurance companies and other clients in a broad range of practice areas.  Prior to joining the firm, Tom spent several years litigating insurance and commercial cases across the country while working for large law firms in Philadelphia.  Most recently, Tom was the Associate in charge of a boutique law firm managing medical malpractice cases for several prominent Pennsylvania carriers.

Tom has worked tirelessly on behalf of his clients to achieve the best possible results, and he has earned a reputation as a diligent and reliable litigator.  Tom is rated “AV Preeminent” on Martindale-Hubbell, which the organization describes as signifying “that a large number of the lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.”

At his previous firms, Tom has been either Lead Counsel or a significant contributor to teams responsible for significant victories and favorable results, some of which are listed below:

·         Successfully opposed dispositive motions in a breach of contract action filed by an insurance company client against an agent whose misrepresentations as to the convertibility of a life insurance policy resulted in a multi-million dollar verdict against the insurance company

·         Obtained the dismissal of a putative class action filed against a structured settlement annuity broker as a result of annuity shortfalls experienced by the putative class members after the liquidation of a national annuity issuer

·         Obtained judgment on behalf of insurance company rendering void ab initio an order granting a transfer of structured settlement payment rights, which transfer was entered nearly three years prior, by arguing that the transferee committed a fraud upon the court and that the transferee sought to circumvent state statutes through sham arbitrations

·         Successfully opposed dispositive motions filed in Federal court against an insurance company client where client sought a declaration that it was not obligated to defend and indemnify companies purportedly insured pursuant to policies with the client, where the companies were being sued in separate state court actions in Massachusetts and New York

·         Obtained summary judgment on behalf of insured doctor who was sued in Federal court for medical negligence and alleged violations of a prisoner’s U.S Constitutional rights

·         Negotiated dozens of settlements and high-low agreements on behalf of companies and doctors sued in connection with premises liability and medical negligence cases, respectively

Education

·         Juris Doctorate -- University of Pennsylvania Law School

·         Bachelor of Arts, Political Science; Bachelor of Arts, American Studies; Minor, History – Penn State University

Bar Admissions

·         Pennsylvania

·         New Jersey

·         United States District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania

 

   

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