Thomas W. Hazlett

Partner-Elect He / Him / His

Thomas W. Hazlett is a litigator who focuses on commercial disputes, antitrust, intellectual property, and defense of product liability claims.

Tom has tried several cases to verdict, including multiple jury trials. He has handled appeals in state and federal courts, and litigated motions for injunctive relief that included full evidentiary hearings. Tom has represented numerous clients in the life sciences and financial services industries in resolving disputes with other companies or individuals, including an international, commercial-stage oncology company, an international molecular diagnostic company, and several national banks. He also has represented banks and others in fiduciary litigation, in which claims were asserted against the client based on its role as a trustee or personal representative of an estate. He served as lead trial counsel for a national bank in breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract bench trials alleging millions of dollars in damages.

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

Philadelphia Bar Association

Recognition & Accomplishments

The Legal Intelligencer's 2015 Lawyers on the Fast Track

Pennsylvania Rising Star, Business Litigation, 2011-2015

Pennsylvania Rising Star, Civil Defense Litigation, 2006, 2010

LEADERSHIP Philadelphia Core Program, Fellow, 2013-2014

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, "The Trouble With Trebles," Ballard Spahr CLE Program, October 16, 2018

Speaker, "Everyday Antitrust Issues: You Don't Know What You Don't Know," Ballard Spahr CLE Program, October 12, 2017

Board Memberships & Community Service

Children's Village: Director, February 2012-June 2018; Board President, September 2014-June 2018; Board Secretary, September 2013-June 2014



University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D. 2001)

Trinity College (B.S. 1998, with honors)