Thomas Anapol, a Shareholder of Anapol Weiss, 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). His roles include:
Co-Lead Counsel in the Biomet metal-on-metal hip implant litigation
Member of the PSC in the Stryker Rejuvenate & ABG II NJ State coordinated litigation
As a leader in these litigations, Tom was instrumental in negotiating both the Biomet and Stryker global settlements. He also currently serves on the DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant MDL and on four Pelvic Mesh MDL PSCs.
Tom has served as an officer for the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ) for several years. He was elected Treasurer for 2012-2013, Vice President in 2014, President-Elect 2015, and will be Its President in 2016. Tom also currently serves on the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice (AAJ). Within AAJ, Tom serves as Co-Chair of AAJ’s DePuy Metal on Metal Litigation Group. Since 2012, he has also served on the AAJ Sections and Litigation Group Coordination Committee (SLGCC).
Mr. Anapol has been named in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers every year since 2006 and has been voted among the top 100 Lawyers in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia. He routinely lectures on mass torts at AAJ, PAJ and other legal seminars across the country.
Tom 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.