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Thomas J. Wagner

Criminal defense Attorney at Downingtown, PA

4.5   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1981
    Active No misconduct found

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I am a lifelong Chester County resident.  I have been practicing law here for 32 years.  This includes 9 years as an Assistant District Attorney in Chester County.  My goal is always to obtain the best result for my clients, taking into account their actual needs.  Sometimes this means settling a case by means of a plea bargain or settlement of a civil case.  Sometimes it requires litigation.  Whatever decision my client makes, I make sure that he or she is fully informed to the best of my ability of the costs and benefits of each available option so he or she can make good decisions about whether to litigate or settle a case.

My practice ares include Criminal law, Estate planning and administration, Auto injury cases, Federal tax law and Appellate law.

One of my areas of pratice is appellate law which gives me the opportunity to work with and for other attorneys, helping them win the appeals of their cases and to present the best possible arguments to the appellate courts.

I am admitted to the courts of Pennsylvania, The Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Tax Court and the United States Supreme Court.


Thomas J. Wagner
356 E. Lancaster Ave
Downingtown, PA, 19335

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Posted by jjklavins | December 26, 2014
Attorney Wagner was a big help with tax questions on Avvo
I had questions regarding earned income from online surveys - attorney Wagner answered promptly and comprehensively, identifying various compensation and earned income categories, IRA forms to submit, and clarifying Roth IRA rules. It was a real help to receive the information I needed from attorney Wagner.
Posted by dennis | November 12, 2013
took the message in the wrong
Being a Vietnam combat veteran you really don't take advice/informative information from those in the field neither side representing of the law. That goes to just about most combat veterans. Esquire Thomas J. Wagner was presented with a question by me concerning police officials running your license plate with out probable cause while traveling on a highway breaking no traffic violations. Esquire Wagner was straight to the point, to my demise, that it was legal and the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution was not compromised. That's how it should be with attorneys do not fudge/judge tell it like it is.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 125-125 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-34%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Thomas J. Wagner, Attorney at Law
  • 1995 - Present
  • Associate
  • Wade Wade & Wade
  • 1992 - 1995
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Chester County District Attorney's Office
  • 1983 - 1992


  • Villanova University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1998
  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • Franklin and Marshall College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978


  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Appeals Attorney | Jul 07
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Appeals Attorney | Jun 08
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
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"I endorse Attorney Wagner. He is highly knowledgeable and provides thoughtful responses to legal questions."
Tax Attorney | Apr 29
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"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A top-notch attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Appeals Attorney | Apr 16
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"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 10
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Probate Attorney | Dec 16
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Unknown Attorney | Dec 16
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Appeals Attorney | Dec 04
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"Attorney Wagner's responses on Avvo reveal him as the kind of attorney who sees the underlying issue, cuts right to the core, and answers in unassailable but understandable prose. I don't have to read his response to know I could take it to the bank. I endorse Attorney Wagner."
Appeals Attorney | Oct 28
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Personal injury Attorney | Nov 13
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