Killian & Gephart, LLP


Killian & Gepart, LLP  


Over the course of more than forty years, Tom has developed a diverse and highly regarded practice in numerous areas of law, including land use, public-sector labor law, civil litigation, and appellate advocacy. He has attained Martindale-Hubbell's highest "AV" rating in personal legal ability and ethical standards, and unquestionably enjoys the respect and confidence of his peers, many of whom turn to Tom with complex issues and important clients.

A graduate of Dickinson School of Law in 1972, where he was Editor-in Chief of the Dickinson Law Review, Tom is a client-focused counselor and advocate. With extensive experience in virtually every phase of land development, environmental law, as well as employment law, he has gained the knowledge, insight, and ability that place him at the top of his field. Tom’s talent for long-term success is evidenced by his representation of many land developers, as well as PSEA, one of the largest and most influential public sector labor unions in Pennsylvania. He has represented Fortune 500 companies in CERCLA litigation and guided countless clients through regulatory compliance actions, "brown fields" redevelopment issues, and environmental permitting projects.

Tom also litigates on behalf of individuals and businesses to protect and vindicate important rights. His guiding principle is that whenever the government regulates an industry or a profession, the legal community must exercise constant vigilance to ensure that its regulation does not turn into inappropriate interference. After years of interacting in and out of court with state agencies, Tom is in a special position to deal with the myriad of procedural and regulatory issues impacting his clients. He understands how to effectively and aggressively utilize the legal system to protect his clients' individual and commercial interests.

In addition to his extensive litigation practice, Tom is an active appellate advocate. His appellate experience extends far beyond the per capita average for similarly placed practitioners. He has briefed and argued some of Pennsylvania's highest profile administrative law cases.

Areas of Practice

  • Land Use
  • Public-Sector Labor Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Appellate Advocacy


  • Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
  • Law Review: Dickinson Law Review, Editor-in-Chief

The law firm of Killian & Gephart, LLP serves clients in Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Scranton, York, Lancaster, Lebanon, Carlisle, Washington D.C., Dauphin County, Cumberland County, Lebanon County, York County, Lancaster County, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

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