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Thomas Anapol, a Shareholder of Anapol Schwartz, concentrates his practice in pharmaceutical and medical device litigation including metal-on-metal hip lawsuits, asbestos mesothelioma and other catastrophic injury related civil litigation. He co-chairs the firm’s Mass Tort Department.
Mr. Anapol has served in a variety of leadership capacities in various state and multidistrict litigation (MDL) Plaintiff Steering Committees (PSC). On March 11, 2013, he was appointed to serve on the six-member Stryker Rejuvenate & ABG II NJ State PSC before Judge Brian Martinotti of Bergen County. Mr. Anapol was appointed co-lead counsel in the Biomet Metal-on-Metal (MoM) Hip Implant Litigation in December 2012. He currently serves on four Pelvic Mesh MDL PSCs. He also serves on the Discovery Committee in the DePuy ASR MDL Hip Implant Litigation.
Mr. Anapol serves and has served in various positions for the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ) as a member of the Board of Governors for the Association since 2005. He is now an officer in the association as its Treasurer, Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee, and Chair of the Business Partners Committee. Mr. Anapol is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ). In 2011 and 2012, he was appointed to serve as co-chair of the AAJ DePuy Metal on Metal Litigation Group and as co-chair of the AAJ Biomet Hip Litigation Group. He was re-appointed in 2012 to serve on the AAJ Sections and Litigation Group Coordination Committee (SLGCC), the committee which oversees all of the AAJ section and litigation groups.
Mr. Anapol has been named a Super Lawyer in Pennsylvania every year since 2006 and was named one of the top 100 Lawyers in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia in the 2012 edition. He routinely lectures on mass torts at AAJ, PAJ and other legal seminars across the country.
Mr. Anapol received his bachelor’s degree from Boston University in 1988 and earned his law degree from Widener University School of Law in 1991. He is admitted to practice and actively practices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and various Federal Courts across the country.
Attorney News & Publications
Thomas Anapol has been named in the 2012 Edition of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® as one of the Top 100 Pennsylvania Attorneys and Top 100 Lawyers in Philadelphia. View Thomas Anapol's profile as it appeared in Super Lawyers.
In 2010 and 2011 Thomas Anapol was selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers ®.
Effexor birth defect lawsuits filed by Thomas Anapol and Gregory Spizer of Anapol Schwartz
Thomas Anapol, Esq. presents, "FOSAMAX: Femur Fractures, Damages & the MDL" at the HB Litigation Conference March 2011.
Perspective on Transvaginal Mesh Implants. Thomas Anapol - October 25, 2011
Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits Are Being Filed Across The Country - InjuryBoard, Aug 14, 2012
Navigating the Ins and Outs of the Asbestos Trust World. Thomas Anapol - September 12, 2008
Act Now to Avoid Medicare/Medicaid Lien Headache. Thomas Anapol - May 8, 2009 Article Written in the Legal Intelligencer.
Thomas Anapol lecturing at AAJ Mass Tort Update| Hydroxycut Litigation | Las Vegas, Nevada - September 2009
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Awarded an AV Peer Review Rating by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
Lectures and Interviews
Tom Anapol spoke at the Harris Martin CLE in New York City on 9/20/2012 on Biomet Hips.
July 28, 2012 - Served as a Moderator During a Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Group in Chicago.
July 29, 2012 - Served as a Moderator During a DePuy Litigation Group CLE in Chicago.
May 16, 2012 - Co-Hosted A PTLA Sponsored Lecture: Finding the Mass Tort Case for the Non Mass Tort Lawyer
April 25, 2012- Spoke at Firm Sponsored CLE in Philadelphia
Feb 11, 2012- Lectured on DePuy at AAJ Hot Topics Seminar in Phoenix
January 25, 2012- Mr. Anapol Served as a Moderator at HarrisMartin’s MDL Conference: Transvaginal Mesh and Actos Litigation in Miami https://harrismartin.com/conference/829/TVM-ACTOS_Jan12/
January 19, 2011- Tom Anapol spoke about Depuy Hip Implants at the Orthopedic Litigation Conference in West Palm Beach, FL.
July 27, 2011- Spoke at HarrisMartin's MDL Conference: Zimmer NexGen Knee and DePuy Hip Implant Litigation
November 30, 2011- Tom Anapol Spoke about Depuy Hips at HarrisMartin’s MDL Conference: Transvaginal Mesh and Actos Litigation. Tom also served as an Actos moderator.
December 9, - 2011- Tom lectured on Multi-District Litigations and State Courts at the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Class Action/Mass Tort Symposium in New Orleans.
June 14th, 2011- Tom Anapol served as a moderator at the Zimmer NexGen Knee Teleseminar.
June 22nd, 2011 - Spoke at the AAJ Fosamax Teleseminar.
June 23rd, 2011 - Spoke on Mass Torts at the Pennsylvania Association for Justice Tort Roundtable.
April 6th, 2011 - Presentor at an AAJ Webinar on "Topamax Case Selection"
May 13th 2011 - Spoke at the 360 Advocacy Seminar on "Topamax and Birth Defects" (Chicago, IL)
April 2011 - Tom Anapol was interviewed for AAJ Trial News article entitled "Consolidated lawsuits, Senate committee look at DePuy hip implant recall."
Feb. 2011 - AAJ Winter Conference DePuy Hip Implant Seminar on "Injuries and Damages" (Miami FL)
June 28th 2010 - Lecturer at The Conference Judicial Panel on Mass Torts, "Mass Tort Motion Practice".
Dec. 2010 - Spoke at AAJ DePuy Hip Implant Recall Seminar on "Case Selection."