Tom Kuzmick is the Chair of Rawle & Henderson’s Product Liability Department. Mr. Kuzmick’s practice concentrates on product liability, catastrophic injury litigation, trucking and construction in state and federal courts, where he has extensive trial experience. He has tried in excess of 50 cases to verdict in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, most of which included damages of seven and eight figures.
In addition, Mr. Kuzmick is regularly called in to defend and try catastrophic injury matters at the last moment. Over his career, clients have transferred such files to him as a result of his trial skills, experience and reputation. Mr. Kuzmick has been selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for 16 consecutive years, 2004-2019, an honor reserved for just the top 5% of all lawyers in Pennsylvania. He has been rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell for 2020 for the 25th consecutive year. His AV Preeminent rating is the highest peer review award possible for legal ability and professional conduct and is based on the confidential evaluations of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Mr. Kuzmick was listed in the 2015 edition of Philadelphia’s Top Rated Lawyers. He was selected as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Construction by Martindale-Hubbell. Over his career he has also been designated as coordinating counsel in product liability and toxic tort litigation for several clients throughout the United States. He has been designated Liability Catastrophic Injury Counsel (LCIC) for a major international insurance carrier.
Mr. Kuzmick has lectured both locally and internationally on product liability litigation. His lectures have included presentations to lawyer organizations such as the Pennsylvania Defense Institute and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. He has also put on seminars for trade organizations such as the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers, the Canadian Transportation Equipment Association, the National Truck Equipment Association, the National Association of Fleet Administrators and the Trucking Industry Defense Association. Additionally, he has lectured overseas, including presentations to manufacturers in Taipei, Taiwan.
Mr. Kuzmick is a graduate of Moravian College and received his law degree from Temple University in 1982. He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania and in the District of Columbia (inactive). He is a member of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations. In addition, he is a member of the National Truck Equipment Association, the Canadian Transportation Equipment Association, the Transportation Lawyers Association and the Risk and Insurance Management Society.
Mr. Kuzmick was a member of Rawle & Henderson LLP’s Executive Committee from 1994 to 2016.
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Presentations & Publications:
A “Primer” For Manufacturers: How to Mitigate Liability in the Context of Product Recalls, CTEA Today, Fall 2009
Effective Negotiating and Advocacy, 2009 Philadelphia Bar Association Bench Bar Annual Conference, Harrah’s Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ
A “Primer” For Manufacturers: What to do When Sued in a Product Liability Claim, CTEA Today, Spring 2009
Product Liability Workshop, Canadian Transportation Equipment Association (CTEA), 40th Annual Meeting & Manufacturer’s Conference, Vancouver, BC, November 2003
Understanding Fleet Liability: How to Protect Against the Beast, National Association of Fleet Administrators’ ( NAFA ) Fleet Management Institute, Philadelphia, May 2003
Product Liability Workshop, National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM), 15th Annual Convention, Orlando, February 2003
Reducing Product Liability Claim Losses, Canadian Transportation Equipment Association (CTEA), 39th Annual Meeting & Manufacturer’s Conference, Toronto, November 2002
Reducing Product Liability Claim Losses, National Association of Trailer Manufacturers(NATM) Convention, Las Vegas, February 2002
Spoliation of Evidence in Product Liability Litigation, 9th Annual Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) Industry Seminar, Atlanta, GA, October 2001
Product Liability Update, The Pennsylvania Bar Institute Tort Law Seminar, Atlantic City, NJ, August 2000 and August 1999
Reducing Product Liability Claim Losses, 37th Annual National Truck Equipment Association(NTEA) Convention & T3 Expo, Baltimore, MD, February 2001
U.S. Product Liability Litigation – A Case Study, Fubon Insurance Company, Ltd., Taipei, Taiwan, March 1996
U.S. Product Liability Litigation, Taipei International Cycle Show, Taipei, Taiwan, April 1990
Temple University School of Law (J.D., 1982)
Moravian College (B.A., 1978)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations
National Truck Equipment Association
National Association of Trailer Manufacturers
Canadian Transportation Equipment Association
Risk and Insurance Management Society
Claims & Litigation Management Alliance