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I come to Calhoon & Associates with over 29 years experience as an attorney representing injured workers in Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability cases. I am rated AV® Preeminent ™ Peer Review Rated, which is the highest ethical and competency rating rarely given by Martindale-Hubbell, the 140 year old lawyer rating service and was selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer®.

For four years, I served as the Director of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers’ Compensation where I supervised the entire workers’ compensation system in Pennsylvania, including hiring judges, supervising insurance companies and self-insured employers, and making the litigation process quicker.


In my spare time, I enjoy kayaking and fishing on the beautiful Susquehanna River with my two sons. I am an active musician currently playing mandolin with the Harrisburg Mandolin Ensemble and mandolin with the Horst Brothers, a Lancaster County Bluegrass Gospel group. I also play the mandolin banjo in the annual New Year's Day Mummers Parade in Philadelphia with the Greater Overbrook String Band.


The Central Pennsylvania Business Journal named me as one of the " Best Lawyers 2014" in the area of Claimants' Workers Compensation Practice



Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 85%
  2. Social Security: 15%

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  • Matthew P Kaminsky

    Tom is one of the best Workers Compensation attorney's in Harrisburg. He ensures his clients get the result that they need and deserve.


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  • Christian K. Lassen II

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Contact info

Calhoon & Associates

2411 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA, 17110


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Workers' Compensation Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2014
Certified as a Workers' Compensation SpecialistPennsylvania Bar Association2013
Workers' Compensation Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2013
Workers' Compensation Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2012
Workers' Compensation Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyCalhoon & Associates2013 - Present
AttorneySchmidt Kramer, PC2008 - 2013
Adjunct Professor of LawWidener School Of Law1996 - 1999
Attorney, PartnerCook and Niven1993 - 2008
AttorneyHepford, Swartz & Morgan1991 - 1993
Adjunct Professor of LawTemple University School Of Law1988 - 1990
DirectorThe Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania, Bureau of Workers Compensation1987 - 1991
AttorneyGalfand, Berger1980 - 1987
Adjunct Professor of Business LawWidener School Of Law1980 - 1983
Association namePosition nameDuration
Governor's Workers' Compensation Rules CommitteeCommittee Member1987 - 1989
Publication nameTitleDate
Pennsylvania Medical SocietyWorkers' Compensation: A Guide for Pennsylvania Physicians1993
Notre Dame Law ReviewWorkers' Compensation Psychiatric Claims1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Fall WC Section MeetingEthics2014
13th Annual WC ConferenceCourse and Scope of Employment2014
2013th Pennsylvania WC ConferenceWC for Traveling Employees2013
PA Orthopedic Society of PhysiciansMedical Billing Procedures for Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability Patients2000
American Association for Occupational PhysiciansWork Related Football Injuries1998
Widener Law SchoolWorkers Compensation Practice and Procedure1997
Bureau of Workers' Compensation ConferenceWorkers' Compensation1990
Temple Law SchoolWorkers' Compensation Practice and Procedure1989