Thomas C. Lowry, Esq. & Associates

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Thomas C. Lowry, Esq., P.C.

An attorney in good standing since 1978, Tom’s legal practice focuses on workers’ compensation and unemployment law since 1981.  This includes all aspects of litigation before a Workers’ Compensation Judge/UC Referee, medical depositions, brief writing, appeals to the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court and successful oral arguments before the PA Supreme Court.  As counsel, he has participated in cases in First Impression resulting in new law in Pennsylvania.

Graduated Villanova University School of Law in May 1978 and member of Villanova Law Review (1977-78).  Earned B.A. in History from Villanova University in May 1975, Phi Alpha Theta.  Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in 1978 and admitted in 1980 to practice before the US District Court for Eastern District of PA.  By Order of Chief Justice William Rehnquist in June 2005, admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.  Served Judicial Clerkship with the Honorable Mason Avrigian, Montgomery Co. C.P. Ct. (1978-79); Maerz, Bresnan & Detwiler, Blue Bell, PA (1980-81); Swartz, Campbell & Detweiler, Philadelphia PA (1981-1989).

Tom is a longtime member of the Workers’ Compensation Committees of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Montgomery Bar Association where he co-founded the MBA workers’ compensation committee.  He was instrumental in the creation of the Montgomery Bar’s Annual Fall Public Service Seminar on workers’ compensation topics.  Tom is also a member of the Pennsylvania Self-Insurers.  He has given frequent lectures and seminars for Continuing Legal Education credits in the area of workers’ compensation and Medicare for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Montgomery Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Self-Insurers Association.  Tom has published over 20 articles on workers’ compensation related topics.  Tom has helped shape regulatory law by providing helpful comments and guidance to proposed rules governing workers’ compensation proceedings and the creation of Bureau documents.

Tom has considerable expertise in complex medical legal claims such as hearing loss, intra cerebral hemorrhage, psychiatric and heart and lung cases. He is certified as a specialist in the practice of workers' compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Section on Workers' Compensation law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Joseph T. Forkin, Esq.

Upon graduating from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, Joe began his career as a Philadelphia police officer for 5 years and received a number of service-related commendations. Thereafter, he went to the University of Tulsa/John Rogers Law School in Tulsa, OK before completing his third year at Dickinson Law School in Carlisle, PA. Following his graduation in 1996, he passed both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bars.


Joe formerly worked as an Opinion writer for the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board in Harrisburg, writing over 200 Appeal Board Decisions. He then worked one year for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections in the General Counsel’s office defending various inmate-filed Civil lawsuits. Thereafter, he spent 4 years at the Dozor-Auslander Law Firm in Delaware County performing workers’ compensation defense work. For the next 7 years, he worked for Guard Insurance Company as in-house counsel, and, during his last 2 years there, he was Guard’s PA managing-attorney for in-house counsel responsible for all staffing and legal results while maintaining an active caseload. His job duties included auditing outside law firms, reviewing claim procedures and making case, policy and personnel recommendations for the Guard Insurance Company. Joe recently returned to private practice when he joined the law firm of Thomas C. Lowry, Esq., P.C. & Associates where he works closely with employers’ representatives and insurance adjusters in the defense of workers’ compensation claims.


Joe is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Self-Insurers’ Association. He is certified as a specialist in the practice of workers' compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Section on Workers' Compensation law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.


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Barbara D. Love, Esq. 

Barbara is a graduate of the University of Delaware (1982) and of the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill (1985).  She was admitted to the Supreme Court of PA in November of 1985 and the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery Countyin November of 1988.


Barbara initially worked one year with the firm of Masterson, Braunfeld, Himsworth and Maguire.  From 1986 through 1998, she worked for the firm of Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman and Goggin, doing primarily Workers' Compensation defense litigation and became a shareholder there in 1993.  While at Marshall, Dennehey, Barbara was a frequent seminar presenter on Workers' Compensation issues.  In 2000, Barbara became self-employed as a Workers' Compensation brief writer, which she did until joining Thomas C. Lowry, Esq., P.C. & Associates in 2008.


Barbara is a member of the Montgomery County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.