Tom Kline -- Bringing it All Back Home

TomKline.jpgTom Kline has been our number one rated attorney in Pennsylvania every year since 2004, when we first started rating attorneys in the state. He was our first cover subject and is a founding and current member of the Super Lawyers national advisory board.

And now he'll have a law school named after him.

In September, after Kline made a $50 million donation to Drexel University, it announced it renamed its law school the Thomas R. Kline School of Law . Kline's donation includes a landmark building which will become the Thomas R. Kline Institute for Trial Advocacy.

Kline, originally from Hazleton, Pa. and a big Bob Dylan fan, has lifelong ties to both Philadelphia and the state. He has seven and eight figures jury verdicts and settlements spanning 35 years in catastrophic injury and mass tort cases. He was nationally known for his advocacy role for victims in the Sandusky/ Penn State civil claims, and was a prominent lawyer in the national Vioxx case which resulted in a $4.85 billion settlement . He is currently immersed in transvaginal mesh, Risperdal and many pending catastrophic injury and death cases.

Kline said of the law school now bearing his name: "It is a great honor to have my name on law school at a world class University in city with a long tradition of the finest lawyers in America. We will strive to build the strongest and best trial advocacy program in an inspiring, iconic building to train lawyers for generations to come."