Regina O'Brien Thomas

Senior Counsel

thomasr@ballardspahr.com
Tel 215.864.8309
Fax 215.864.9481
Philadelphia

Regina O'Brien Thomas is a former partner in the Business and Transactions Department and a member of the Family Wealth Management Group of which she is the former Practice Leader. She has been with Ballard Spahr since 1973.

Professional Activities

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Philadelphia Bar Association, Probate and Trust Law Section, former Chair

Trustee of various private clients and charitable trusts

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow; Past member of the Nominating Committee for State of Pennsylvania

Past member of the Pennsylvania Joint State Government Commission Advisory Committee on Decedents' Estate Laws

Recognition & Accomplishments

The Best Lawyers in America, trusts and estates, trusts and estates litigation, 1987-2019

Named Best Lawyers' 2013 Philadelphia Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year

Bloomberg Personal Finance, among top four trusts and estates lawyers in Philadelphia and among 57 top such lawyers in the United States

Super Lawyers: Top Philadelphia, 2004-2017; Top 100 Pennsylvania, 2004-2005; Top 50 Women 2004-2005

National Registry of Who's Who, life member

Philadelphia Magazine Best Lawyers, 1999

Community Activities

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Committees: Search (Chair), Development, Strategic Planning, and Governance and Nominating (Chair)

Lecturer and author on horticultural topics

Rodin Museum Steering Committee

Women for Waterworks Committee

Board Memberships

Chanticleer Foundation, Secretary and Treasurer

Minding Your Mind

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Boston University School of Law (J.D. 1973, cum laude)
Invited to join Boston University Law Review

Connecticut College (B.A. 1970, magna cum laude)
Member, Phi Beta Kappa

Pennsylvania