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Thomas E. Panzer

Partner

Phone: 215-345-8888

Fax: 215-345-5358

Email: tpanzer@highswartz.com

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Thomas E. Panzer joined High Swartz in 2016 as a result of a merger with McNamara, Bolla & Panzer, Attorneys at Law, a firm for which he served as Managing Partner. Mr. Panzer has been practicing law in Bucks and Montgomery Counties for nearly 25 years.

He represents both claimants and defendants in workers’ compensation matters, which has made him a sought-after and frequent lecturer on Pennsylvania workers’ compensation topics. Mr. Panzer’s practice also focuses on the areas of administrative litigation, including zoning. He has represented multiple zoning hearing boards over the past 20 years.

In addition to the practice of law, Mr. Panzer has been involved in community activities with regard to zoning, municipal issues, land reuse and local government.  Mr. Panzer is currently the elected Treasurer of Bucks County. Mr. Panzer served two terms as a Warminster Township, Bucks County, Supervisor and a full five-year term as an appointed member of the Warminster Municipal Authority Board of Directors.

Mr. Panzer has also contributed his time and talents to the MS 150 City to Shore Bike Ride. He has served as the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the Night, Bucks County Corporate Walk co-chair. He has also served as a volunteer member of the Board of Directors of non-profit entities, including Wesley Enhanced Living and Growth Opportunities Center.

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1993

Education

  • J.D., Widener University School of Law, 1993

  • B.S., Computer Information Systems, Tulane University, 1987

Professional Affiliations & Honors

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

    • Member, Workers’ Compensation and Municipal Law Sections
    • House of Delegates, 2009–2012
  • Philadelphia Bar Association

    • Member, Workers’ Compensation Section
    • Co-chair, Workers’ Compensation Legislation Committee, 1996–1997
  • Bucks County Bar Association

    • Member, Workers’ Compensation Section
    • Co-chair, Workers’ Compensation Section, 2005–2008 & 2016-2017
    • Board of Directors, 2009-2012
  • Bucks County Inns of Court

Honors & Awards

  • Top Attorney, Suburban Life, 2017

  • Best Lawyers in America, Workers’ Compensation Law, 2017-2018