Disciplined in Sophisticated Defense and Insurance Litigation

Thomas S. Brown is a Partner in the Philadelphia office of Butler. His primary practice areas are in Coverage Defense, Extra-Contractual issues, Reinsurance, and Subrogation & Recovery. Tom’s focus is on first-party coverage disputes, bad faith, business interruption, commercial litigation, and property cases, including both defense and subrogation.

Tom joined Butler in 2012, bringing more than three decades of experience with him. Tom graduated from Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law in 1979. Since then, he has litigated and tried a range of cases, including both jury and non-jury matters, in both State and Federal Courts, throughout the mid-Atlantic region and beyond. Tom is experienced in Delaware, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia, Virginia, and Arkansas. He has acted as lead counsel in a number of first-party insurance cases as well.

Also an arbitrator and mediator in business and commercial disputes, Tom received his training at the Strauss Institute for ADR at Pepperdine University School of Law and his certification as a mediator by the USDC for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.


  • Pennsylvania


  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer


  • Grove City College
    Bachelor of Arts
  • Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
    Doctorate of Jurisprudence


  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
  • Loss Executives Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association


  • Pennsylvania Supreme and Superior Courts
  • United States District Court District of Arkansas


January 24, 2013 EVENTLoss Executive Association's 82nd Annual Meeting
Loss Executive Association's 82nd Annual Meeting
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Key Points
Practice Area CASE TYPE
  • Subrogation
  • Fire (Suspected or Potential Fraud)
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Arson
  • Catastrophic Loss
  • Coverage - Boiler and Machinery
  • Coverage - Business Interruption
  • BI (Business Interruption)
  • Coverage - Business Owner's
  • Coverage - Homeowner's
  • Coverage - Inland Marine
  • Earth Movement - Construction Defect Litigation
  • Coverage - Property
  • Heavy Equipment Claims
  • Homeowner's - Coverage
  • Inland Marine - Coverage
  • Boiler and Machinery - Coverage
  • Business Interruption - Coverage
  • Business Owner's - Coverage
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Coverage - First Party Property
  • Insurance Coverage