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Kathleen M. Thomas

Kathy M. Thomas

Attorney

Phone: 610-275-0700

Fax: 610-275-5290

Email: kthomas@highswartz.com

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Kathleen brings more than twenty-five years of legal experience, and concentrates her practice in the areas of municipal law, small business and non-profit law, and civil litigation.

Recognized as an expert in the areas of Pennsylvania Act 511 taxation, Kathleen serves as Special Act 511 Tax Counsel to the Townships of, Lower Merion and Abington, among others.  She also serves as the Act 511 Hearing Officer to multiple municipalities in Montgomery and Delaware Counties.  She also serves as Special Tax Consultant for ordinance and Regulation Revision and litigation for many townships in Pennsylvania.  Kathleen is a regular speaker at the meetings of the Pennsylvania Business Privilege and Mercantile Tax Collectors Association.

Kathleen is also experienced in other areas of municipal law, including, Right to Know, land development, zoning, code enforcement and litigation.

Kathleen’s expertise extends to issues of corporate governance and other matters related to non-profit organizations, veterans groups, churches and other religious entities, including the Philadelphia Baptist Association.

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1989
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1993
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 2017

Education

  • West Chester University, B.S. Business Administration, 1981
  • Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, J.D. 1989

Professional Affiliations & Honors

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, 1989-present
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Member, 1989-present
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Women in the Profession, Member, 2015-present
  • PA Business Privilege and Mercantile Tax Collector Association, 2003-present
  • Founding Member Board of Directors Center for Loss and Bereavement, Skippack, PA, 2000-2018

Civic & Community Activities

  • Wills for Heroes, 2015-present
  • St. Joseph’s Parish, Member, 1981