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Thomas R. Anapol




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Leader in National Medical Device Litigation

Tom Anapol is the Director and  Managing Shareholder of Anapol Weiss. He joined the firm as an Associate in 1991, when his father was still in practice. Years after his father’s retirement, Tom became a non-equity partner in 1998 and an equity partner in 2003. He has been the firm's Managing Shareholder since 2019.

As Managing Shareholder, he has led the firm through a transformation from a traditional personal injury and mass torts firm to one that is majority-owned by female attorneys. As of May 2024, more than half of the firm's shareholders and all of its partners are women. This was an important evolution for the firm, as women trial lawyers in civil justice litigation are underrepresented. Anapol Weiss is now one of the few personal injury and mass torts firms in the United States that is led by women.

Leadership in the legal industry has been a constant in Tom's career. He has served on the Board of Governors for the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ) for over 20 years. He was elected Treasurer for 2012-2013, Vice President in 2014, President-Elect in 2015, and President in 2016. Tom also served for many years on the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice (AAJ). Within AAJ, Tom served as Chair or Co-Chair of multiple Litigation Groups and has also served on the AAJ Sections and Litigation Group Coordination Committee (SLGCC).  Tom has been selected as a PA Super Lawyer for 18 consecutive years and has been selected as a top 100 Super Lawyer in PA or Philadelphia on 20 occasions.

Mass tort litigation has been Tom's main practice area throughout his career. He has served in various leadership capacities in state and multidistrict litigation (MDL) Plaintiff Steering Committees (PSC), including Co-Lead Counsel in the Biomet metal-on-metal hip implant litigation and Member of the PSC in the Stryker Rejuvenate & ABG II NJ State coordinated litigation. As a leader in these litigations, Tom was instrumental in negotiating both the Biomet and Stryker global settlements. He also currently serves on the DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant MDL and on four Pelvic Mesh MDL PSCs.

Tom earned his law degree from Widener University School of Law in 1991. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and various federal courts across the country. Tom routinely lectures about Mass Torts at AAJ, PAJ and other legal seminars across the country.