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Thomas Richard Anapol

Thomas Richard Anapol

also known as Thomas R. Anapol, Thomas Anapol

Practice areas:

Defective and Dangerous Products, Environmental and Natural Resources, Medical Malpractice

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About Me

Thomas Anapol, a Shareholder of Anapol Schwartz, 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). On March 11, 2013, he was appointed to serve on the six-member Stryker Rejuvenate & ABG II NJ State PSC before Judge Brian Martinotti of Bergen County. Mr. Anapol was appointed co-lead counsel in the Biomet Metal-on-Metal (MoM) Hip Implant Litigation in December 2012. He currently serves on four Pelvic Mesh MDL PSCs.  He also serves on the Discovery Committee in the DePuy ASR MDL Hip Implant Litigation.


Mr. Anapol serves and has served in various positions for the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ) as a member of the Board of Governors for the Association since 2005. He is now an officer in the association as its Treasurer, Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee, and Chair of the Business Partners Committee. Mr. Anapol is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ). In 2011 and 2012, he was appointed to serve as co-chair of the AAJ DePuy Metal on Metal Litigation Group and as co-chair of the AAJ Biomet Hip Litigation Group.  He was re-appointed in 2012 to serve on the AAJ Sections and Litigation Group Coordination Committee (SLGCC), the committee which oversees all of the AAJ section and litigation groups.


Mr. Anapol has been named a Super Lawyer in Pennsylvania every year since 2006 and was named one of the top 100 Lawyers in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia in the 2012 edition. He routinely lectures on mass torts at AAJ, PAJ and other legal seminars across the country.


Mr. Anapol 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.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Defective and Dangerous Products: 70%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 15%
  3. Environmental and Natural Resources: 15%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Basil David Beck III

    I endorse this lawyer. I referred a case to Tom that I thought was bit complex for me. Tom's firm has a lot of resources to back him up and the client I referred him to told me he was extremely prepared and extracted a large settlement from a defendant who just didn't want to pay a dime. My client was very happy. I will continue to refer cases to Tom.


    Basil Beck DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact Info

Anapol Schwartz

1710 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103-6716




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2007
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2006
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Shareholder, PartnerAnapol Schwartz1991 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Widener University School of Law Alumni AssociationBoard of DirectorsN/A
American Association for Justice, Hydroxycut Litigation GroupCo-chairN/A
Pennsylvania Association for JusticeCo-chair, Membership CommitteeN/A
Pennsylvania Association for JusticeBoard of GovernorsN/A
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Association for JusticeMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2391)N/A

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Publication NameTitleDate
The Legal IntelligencerAct Now to Avoid Medicare/Medicaid Lien Headache2009
The Legal IntelligencerNavigating the Ins and Outs of the Asbestos Trust World2008


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Boston UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1988

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Transvaginal Mesh Litigation GroupTransvaginal Mesh2012
Transvaginal Mesh & Actos LitigationTransvaginal Mesh & Actos Litigation2012
Hot Topics SeminarDePuy Hip Replacements2012
HarrisMartin CLEBioMet HIps2012
Finding the Mass Tort Case for the Non Mass Tort LawyerMass Tort Cases2012
DePuy Litigation GroupDePuy Hip Replacements2012
Zimmer NexGen Knee TeliseminarZimmer NexGen Knee Replacements2011
Zimmer NexGen Knee TeleseminarZimmer NexGen Knee Implants2011
PAJ RoundtableMass Torts2011
HarrisMartin's MDL Conference: Zimmer NexGen Knee and DePuy Hip Implant LitigationNexGen Knee Implants2011
Harris Martin's MDL Conference: Transvaginal Mesh and Actos LitigationDepuy Hips2011
Fosamax TeleseminarFosamax2011
Depuy Hip Implant SeminarInjuries and Damages2011
AAJ WebinarTopamax Case Selection2011
AAJ Trial News NetworkConsolidated Lawsuits, Senate Committee Look at Depuy him implant recall2011
360 Advocacy SeminarTopamax and Birth Defects2011
11th Annual Class Action/Mass Tort SymposiumMulti-District Litigation and State Courts2011
Mass Torts Judicial Forum with Judge Marina CorodemusMass Tort2010
Mass TortsMass Tort Motion Practice2010
Depuy Hip Implant Recall SeminarCase Selection2010
Orthopedic Litigation ConferenceDePuy Hip ImplantsN/A
Law Journal TVMedical Malpractice, Pharmaceutical LitigationN/A