Thomas E. Groshens, Esquire
Sprague & Sprague
The Wellington Building, Suite 400
135 South 19th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-4909
Phone: (215) 561-7681
Fax: (215) 561-0174
Thomas E. Groshens was born and raised in Abington, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Princeton University in 1982 with a B.A. in philosophy and from Villanova University School of Law in 1987, cum laude, where he served as an associate editor of the Law Review.
Mr. Groshens practice focuses principally on commercial litigation matters, although he has litigated cases in many areas, including antitrust, securities fraud, employment discrimination, ERISA, civil RICO, legal malpractice, copyright and trademark infringement, trust law, bankruptcy, UCC (sales and secured transactions), corporate governance, zoning, and constitutional law, and has a substantial expertise in federal practice and procedure.
In addition to trying cases in both federal and state courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Mr. Groshens has argued cases on appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, as well as the Superior Court and the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. In addition, significant published appellate decisions in which he had primary responsibility for briefing include Warden v. McLelland, 288 F.3d 105 (3d Cir. 2002), Jones v. SEPTA, 565 Pa. 211 (2001); Public Advocate v. Philadelphia Gas Comm., 544 Pa. 129 (1996), and Dalton v. Spector, 511 U.S. 462 (1994).
In addition to serving as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Bruce W. Kauffman, for many years Mr Groshens co-taught with Judge Kauffman an appellate advocacy course at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Prior to joining Sprague & Sprague, Mr. Groshens was a partner at Dilworth Paxson LLP. Mr. Groshens is a member of the Bar in Pennsylvania, and has been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third and Eleventh Circuits, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.