Thomas A. Sprague
Thomas A. Sprague,
has practiced law for almost four decades, having graduated from Georgetown University
Law Center in 1981 and the University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude
, in 1978.
Mr. Sprague's practice focuses primarily upon civil litigation. He has successfully litigated many cases involving medical malpractice, vehicular accidents, premises liability,
products liability, employment law, civil rights, defamation, commercial disputes, and negligence actions involving serious personal injuries or wrongful death. Mr. Sprague has
tried cases in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and in federal court. He has also argued cases on appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, as well as
each of the appellate courts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
In the course of his practice, Mr. Sprague has obtained many multi-million dollar recoveries, including in excess of $10 million,
on behalf of his clients through verdicts and settlements. Those verdicts and settlements have involved significant medical malpractice, premises liability, defamation, motor vehicle,
and employment/whistleblower claims.
In 2018, after having secured a multi-million dollar verdict for an individual who blew the whistle on substantial wrongdoing
and waste of public funds, Mr. Sprague helped create new law for whistleblowers throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania when the verdict was upheld on appeal and became the first
appellate decision in Pennsylvania to recognize the availability of non-economic damages (for emotional distress, humiliation, embarrassment and harm to reputation) under the state's
Mr. Sprague has also successfully defended individuals and corporate entities in commercial disputes and criminal prosecutions.
Mr. Sprague has received, for many years, an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell which is the highest rating available for both professional
competence and ethical integrity. Mr. Sprague was honored to serve from 1998-2004, by appointment of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, as a member of the Supreme Court's Civil Procedural Rules
Committee. In addition, Mr. Sprague is honored to have been recognized by his peers as a "Super Lawyer," an honor he has received each year from 2005 through 2020.
Mr. Sprague is also a Fellow of a trial lawyer honorary society known as the Litigation Counsel of America, which is by invitation
only and composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. According to the LCA, "Fellows are selected based upon effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation, both
at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation."
Mr. Sprague is a member of the Bar in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court
for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Sprague is a member of the American, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations, the American and Pennsylvania Associations for Justice and the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers