Tom was born and raised outside of Philadelphia. He attended Rutgers University as an undergraduate and, later, University of Pennsylvania School of Law where he was an Executive Editor on the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. He served as a clerk to Judge Morton I. Greenberg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Tom practiced law for ten years in Washington, D.C., handling matters before numerous federal administrative agencies and litigating several significant issues of federal constitutional law. He resigned his partnership for a full-time teaching position and spent the next ten years as a law professor at schools including Penn State/Dickinson School of Law, Rutgers School of Law — Camden, University of Richmond School of Law, and Oklahoma City University School of Law. While a professor, Tom published three books on federal constitutional law and articles on various topics.
Tom joined the Prince Law Firm, P.C., due to his interest in protecting constitutional rights and the firm’s reputation in representing individuals in firearms related matters. He assists clients in complying with regulatory requirements and in litigating when their rights have been infringed.
Areas of Practice
Administrative Law, including compliance with firearms law
Federal Constitutional Law, including Section 1983 Actions
Pennsylvania Supreme Court
New Jersey Supreme Court
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Tenth, Eleventh, District of Columbia, and Federal Circuits
Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, Philadelphia, PA, May 1988.
Bachelor of Arts in English and History magna cum laude from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, May 1984.
Cases and Materials on Federal Constitutional Law: Introduction to Interpretive Methods & Introduction to the Federal Judicial Power (LexisNexis 2008).
Cases and Materials on Federal Constitutional Law: Introduction to the Federal Executive Power(LexisNexis 2008).
Cases and Materials on Federal Constitutional Law: Introduction to the Federal Legislative Power(LexisNexis 2009).
Cases and Materials for an Introductory Course in Federal Constitutional Law: Casebook Supplement and Research Resources (LexisNexis 2008, 2009).
Foreword: An Introduction to the Symposium Presentations and the Federalism Decisions of the Supreme Court’s 1999 Term, 25 OKLA. CITY U. L. REV. 783 (Fall 2000).
The Development of Process-Oriented Federalism: Harmonizing the Supreme Court’s Tenth Amendment Jurisprudence from Garcia Through Printz, 30 URB. LAW 933 (Fall 1999) (with Marc R. Baluda).
Challenging the Federal Driver’s Privacy Protection Act: The Next Step in Developing a Jurisprudence of Process-Oriented Federalism Under the Tenth Amendment, 55 U. MIAMI L. REV. 71 (Oct. 1998) (with Gregory S. Feder).