With a focus on commercial litigation, over the past 20 years, Groshens has represented diverse clients in a multitude of areas, including constitutional law, governmental immunity, antitrust, securities fraud, employment discrimination, civil RICO, intellectual property, trusts and estates, corporate governance, and defamation. Groshens has also developed substantial expertise in applying advanced database technologies to his practice, and has marshalled complex e-discovery efforts from electronic data identification and collection through its production.
Groshens has tried cases in both federal and state courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and has argued cases on appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the Pennsylvania Superior and Commonwealth Courts. His significant body of appellate representation includes representing a group of Pennsylvania appellate and trial court judges challenging mandatory age-70 retirement in Friedman v. Corbett, 72 A.3d 255 (Pa. 2013); Keystone Redevelopment Partners v. Decker, 631 F.3d 89 (3d Cir. 2011); Behr v. Matthews, 2 A.3d 1297 (Pa. Commw. 2010) (en banc), aff’d, 2 A.3d 1297 (Pa. 2011); Warden v. McLelland, 288 F.3d 105 (3d Cir. 2002); Jones v. SEPTA, 565 Pa. 211 (2001 ); Public Advocate v. Philadelphia Gas Comm, 544 Pa. 129 (1996); and Dalton v. Spector, 511 U.S. 462 (1994).
In addition to serving as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Bruce W. Kauffman, for many years Groshens co-taught with Judge Kauffman an appellate advocacy course at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Reflecting his interests in both effective appellate writing and the application of information technologies to the practice of law, Groshens has published a number of articles on these topics, including “Designing and Constructing Briefs that Persuade,” Legal Intelligencer (Dec. 11, 2012); “Moving to the Cloud: Evernote and the Future of Data Management,” Legal Intelligencer (Aug. 21, 2012), and a “Review of CaseMap 10,” Technolawyer’s Litigation World (Dec. 14, 2012).
Prior to joining Bochetto & Lentz, Tom was a partner at Dilworth Paxson LLP and a litigator with Sprague & Sprague. He is a member of the Bar in Pennsylvania, and has been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third and Eleventh Circuits, and the United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania. Groshens graduated from Princeton University in 1982 with a B.A. in philosophy, and from Villanova University School of Law in 1987, where he served as an associate editor of the Law Review.