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Thomas A. Wilken

Workers compensation Attorney at Harrisburg, PA

5.0   23 reviews
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  • Licensed for 34 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1989
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About Thomas

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I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, earning my Juris Doctorate at Duquesne University School of Law. I have served as both the President and Vice President of the Dauphin County Workers' Compensation Section.   I have been a speaker for the Department of Labor and Industry on topics pertinent to injured workers and maintain my active membership in the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Dauphin County Bar Association, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the Middle District of the United States Federal Court.  


I have served as a member and former Treasurer of the Chambersburg Hispanic American Center. I was appointed in 2011 as a member of the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers in the area of Workers' Compensation and am currently certified as a specialist in the practice of workers' compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Workers' Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.  


When not working, I enjoy golfing, kayaking and coaching my children's sports teams.  I am also a member of the Mechanicsburg Elks.  


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Posted by Elwood | March 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Very accomplished and attentive attorney
Tom was extremely successful in winning a Workers Compensation case which other attorneys said was unwinnable due to prior surgeries on my spine. Tom was always available, looking out for my best interests and was a pleasure to work with. His ability, knowledge and willingness to ease my concerns were apparent from the very beginning. He succeeded where others were not willing to tread. I would whole-heartedly recommend Tom Wilken to anyone who needs an excellent attorney for a Workers Compensation case. He will treat you with dignity and respect. He was and is terrific!
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Posted by Union Workman's Compensation client | April 4, 2016
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Extremely Helpful
Tom was extremely helpful with my workmen's compensation case. He cared about my needs and advocated for me in all ways possible. He answered all my questions throughout the case and made me feel like I was part of the process.
Posted by Kristie | April 15, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Workers' Comp Attorney
Working with Thomas Wilken has been great. He communicates to you as a normal person. He showed so much passion and understanding. He always worried about the client and not worried about lining his pocket. He works hard to get you taken care of instead of pushing you to the back burner. He doesn't sugarcoat. He cracks the whip when the defendant is trying to prolong your case. Thomas's paralegal was always ready to answer questions or if she didn't have the answer she was fast to get the answer. It has been a pleasure to have Thomas and Ira H. Weinstock P.C on my side.
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Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2022
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Make the call! Definitely the right decision.
One sometimes hesitates when it is necessary to call upon legal counsel. As such, I asked for a personal referral to an attorney who dealt with Workers' Compensation and Atty. Wilken and I were connected. It was definitely the right decision. He assisted in a process that was foreign, protected the rights of the worker and made sure that the process was navigated correctly at each turn. It was the absolute right decision to seek his counsel and representation on the matter.
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Posted by Allan | April 7, 2020
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Thomas Wilken
Mr. Wilken is an excellent attorney to work with. His demeanor, knowledge, and experience gave me confidence as Mr. Wilken and his staff guided me through this very difficult compensation case. Mr. Wilken kept me informed every step of the way and eventually won the case for me. I can't thank him enough. I never could have done this on my own. Attaining the services of Mr. Wilken was one of the best decisions I could have made.
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Posted by Kimberly | September 23, 2019
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Tom wilken
Tom did an excellent job with my WC case. He made sure I understood everything that was happening. He was there any time I needed him. He won my case!! I will recommend him every chance I get.
Posted by Yelena | October 4, 2018
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Workers Comp
Helped get me weekly competitions. Was always there to answer questions and or emails. Got a nice settlement at the end.
Posted by Cathy | May 22, 2018
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Thank you!
I'm so grateful I made that first call to Ira H Weinstock PC for assistance with my Workmans Compensation issues. Thomas Wilken was great to work with and kept the process easier than I expected. Due to his knowledge and kindness, Tom rapidly earned my trust. The results were successful and I received more compensation than I expected. I highly recommend Tom Wilken to help you too. Thank you Tom!
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Posted by Kim | April 2, 2017
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Very caring and hepful in anyway
Tom was my attorney for a workers comp. case. He always explained everything to me in detail, was very prompt returning phone calls. He got me what I wanted when settling. I highly recommend Tom to anyone that is in search of a good lawyer!!
Posted by Pat | December 10, 2014
The only lawyer to say yes.
Tom represented me in a Worker's Comp claim. My injury was not the typical workplace injury. I expderienced a traumatic event at work which had lasting effects. I spoke with several attornies regarding my claim and they each declined to work with me. Tom Wilken heard me out and seemed to understand how severely the workplace incident impacted my life. In his unique way Tom applied his sense of humor and legal abilities to help place me at ease while he worked on my claim. He was always straightforward and kept me informed. With Tom's help, my claim was settled and I am prepared to move on.
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Posted by Ryan | September 7, 2014
Mr. Wilken from start to finish did an outstanding job on my case . He kept me well informed on everything regarding my case, and i would recommend him to anyone !!!
Posted by Barb | June 1, 2014
Can't recommend enough
Tom became my lawyer after my first attorney changed practices and was no longer able to represent me. I was able to contact Tom at all hours of the day and night by cell phone or email. He made a very trying time easier to understand. He helped me settle my case with an amount I was satisfied with and allowed me to move on with my life. Tom is an excellent lawyer and I would definitely recommend him to anyone I know dealing with a Worker's Compensation issue.
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Posted by Marla | March 16, 2014
I Control My Life Again, Thanks to Tom Wilken
I literally placed the rest of my life in Tom's hands and he made sure that I walked away the winner, not my former employer. My case was not easy, there were a lot of twists and turns, but for everything they threw at me, Tom was there as a shield to keep me safe and calm. If I was upset, he would call me and stay on the phone, sometimes for hours until I was calm. When I decided I wanted to go to college so that I would be employable again, Tom was and still is my biggest supporter. Tom Wilken is a very unusual lawyer, he actually CARES about his clients. You are not a case number to him, he gets to know you personally and he fights for you. He gives everything he's got and fights for you as though you were a member of his family. I have never met another lawyer like him and doubt I ever will again. I didn't even like lawyers until I met Tom. Not only did I find a fantastic lawyer, I found a new friend. There is a saying that you shouldn't pick a doctor or a lawyer from the Internet, so the first phone call I made was to one of those TV commercial WC lawyers. I got a recording for one and another told me it would be 3 weeks before they could get back to me. Then I looked online. I called and was connected with Tom in less than 10 minutes. You CAN find an exceptional lawyer online, I did, you just have to dig and look for the best. If you are hurt on the job and find yourself being treated unfairly by your former employer or the WC insurance company and need a WC lawyer and don't call Tom Wilken, you aren't getting the help you deserve. Thanks to Tom, I have a future, will hopefully be back in the workforce in less than 2 years and above all, I have total control over my life again.
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Posted by Rich | August 7, 2013
The best WC lawyer in PA. If you've been hurt at work and need help, insist on Tom Wilken as your attorney.
Tom Wilken is the best lawyer any injured worker could ask for! He knew immediately what I had failed to realize in over a year, that my employer laid me off when I got hurt because he didn't have WC insurance. I hadn't even thought of that at the time, but Tom quickly got the case started and advised my wife to apply for SSD for my life changing injury without an attorney. He insisted I would be approved without an attorney getting involved and taking a fee and he was right. He made sure that my former employer paid for what was done to me and was there for me 24/7 to answer questions and make me feel better about the case and my life. He has been helping my wife with her case for over 2 years now and I wouldn't ever trust anyone else with her future like I trust this man. Tom Wilken is a very unusual lawyer, maybe even one of a kind, he has a heart, a very big, very caring heart. He is trustworthy and kind and gives 110% at all times, making you really believe you are his one and only client. If you are hurt on the job and need help insist on Tom Wilken, you'll be glad you did!
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Posted by Andrew | July 11, 2013
I was let go by a company over the phone because they didn't have what it takes to see a man face to face and screw up his life. I talked to Tom Wilken and knew right away he was the lawyer for me. He made sure that I understood everything we were going to go through, and no question ,was a bad question
Posted by Mike | June 17, 2013
Great Service
I am extremely happy with Tom's service. He took my case and made everything simple for me and kept me updated and informed as everything progressed. His knowledge level on my case was amazing and he made it all look so easy. Due to Tom's skills my case was settled very quickly. I walked away with a win that was not necessarily an easy or large case. I thank you and your staff for all you did for me.
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Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2013
Look no further!
Thomas Wilken knows his stuff. He took the time to break things down into layman's terms for me so I fully understood what to expect during each part of the legal process. I would highly recommend Mr. Wilken to anyone who needs a good Workers Compensation lawyer. He went above and beyond his call of duty, and I felt like he really cared about my well being. I owe many thanks to Thomas Wilken for helping me win my case! I would hire him again in a heartbeat!
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Posted by Kirby | July 26, 2012
We are blessed to have Tom Wilken as our lawyer and friend.
Tom Wilken has been our shoulder to lean on for many years.We are so thankful that he stood by us through it all.He helped us to understand what was going on behind the scenes. Without Tom explaining to us what to expect to happen or what not to expect to happen, we would have been lost. Even though it is a very serious matter going through the court system, Tom has a way o f making us laugh and to relax just alittle bit.We felt very confident having Tom representing us.Seeing my husband go through all the ups and downs, I am very happy he had Tom by his side. Thank-you, Tom, for being our lawyer and friend.
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Posted by Darla Horning | June 6, 2012
My lawyer was the best!
Thomas Wilken was the best lawyer! Thomas was by my side during a very rough time. He always was upfront with everything.... and all my questions were always answered. Thomas Wilken went that extra mile....or more! He drove several hours to represent me...i wouldn't be where i am today without him. I can't thank him enough for everything!
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Posted by TERRY | December 10, 2011
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Ira H. Weinstock
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Serratelli, Schiffman, Brown & Calhoon, P.C.
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Partner
  • Morgan & Wilken
  • 1994 - 2007
  • Attorney
  • Post & Schell
  • 1992 - 1994
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  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1988
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Perez Gonzolez
  • favorable to Claimant


  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Chambersburg Hispanic Center
  • Treasurer
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • President & VP of WC Section
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Chambersburg Hispanic Center
  • Board Memberember
  • 1998 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • 2016 Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Workers' Compensation Certified Specialist
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011


Speaking Engagements

  • Workers' Compensation Matters
  • Department of Labor & Industry
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (6)
Endorse Thomas
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom Wilken and the Calhoon law firm are the go-to attorneys for Workers Comp. I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Other
"I want to take a second to compliment Mr. Wilken and his practice. Mr. Wilken is very knowledgable of Worker's Compensation Law and he truly cares about the needs of his clients. Mr. Wilken will give you an honest evaluation of your case and he provides competant aggresive representation"
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Tom for over 20 years. I have handled worker's compensation cases with Tom. He is a professional and experienced claimant's lawyer. He is always prepared to represent his clients with the highest degree of preparation and integrity."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have been observing Tom's legal and people skills for over twenty years and can unequivocally state he is one of the most honest attorneys I have hever had the pleasure of doing business with both as opposing counsel and when working together on a matter."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Tom for several years now and have found him to be very knowledgable of workers' compensation and a worthy adversary in litigation."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Tom is very honest, hard working and creative. He is totally focused on achieving the best possible result for his client, and he has earned the respect of judges and other attorneys."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tom is my go to guy in the Harrisburg area. If he can't help you with your worker's comp claim, no one can."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Tom Wilken is a highly competent and professional attorney. I have been opposing counsel against Tom on a number of workers' compensation trials, and he always pursues the rights of his clients in a diligent, aggressive, and effective manner."
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