Philadelphia Lawyer Thomas G. Wilkinson Jr. to Receive PBA Civil Litigation Professional Excellence Award

HARRISBURG, Pa. (April 10, 2024) – The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Civil Litigation Section will present its Civil Litigation Professional Excellence Award to Thomas G. Wilkinson Jr., member, Cozen O’Connor, Philadelphia, during its Civil Litigation Section Retreat on April 12-14 in Baltimore.

The award recognizes attorneys who have achieved outstanding advocacy skills with professionalism, integrity and civility, and judges who have demonstrated, encouraged and promoted professionalism, integrity and civility within the civil justice system.

In his practice, Wilkinson focuses on commercial and appellate litigation in federal and state courts and advises lawyers on risk management and professional liability issues. He is a leader of the firm’s Legal Profession Services Practice Group.

A longtime leader in the PBA, Wilkinson is a past PBA president, former Zone 1 Governor representing Philadelphia lawyers on the Board of Governors and past chair of the Civil Litigation Section and Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee. Currently, he is the co-chair of the Bylaws and Civility in the Profession committees and active on numerous other committees, including the Appellate Advocacy, Civil and Equal Rights, and Federal Practice committees.

Wilkinson is a past president of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, life member of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation and past PBA-appointed delegate to the American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates. He serves on the ABA Board of Governors and its Litigation Section Ethics and Professionalism Committee. In addition, he is active in various Philadelphia Bar Association committees and is a past chair of its State Civil Litigation Section.

A member of the Villanova Law J. Willard O’Brien American Inn of Court, Wilkinson has served as an adjunct professor of professional responsibility at Villanova University School of Law. He is the co-editor of the Pennsylvania Ethics Handbook and longtime editor of ethics opinion summaries for The Pennsylvania Lawyer.