Thomas M. Savon, Esq.

Member - New Life Board Of Directors Thomas M Savon Profile

Thomas Savon is a Partner in the Philadelphia office of Naulty, Scaricamazza, and McDevitt LLC, and practices with the firm’s Medical Malpractice Department. He focuses his practice in the areas of medical malpractice litigation and insurance defense.

Thomas has over thirty-five (35) years’ experience litigating complex professional liability claims. He has tried hundreds of cases to verdict in Philadelphia, throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey in State and Federal Courts. He has successfully defended hospitals and physicians in virtually every specialty of complex medical litigation. He has extensive experience in the defense of complex negligence claims and has litigated numerous general liability defense cases. He lectures to the University of Pennsylvania medical students on an annual basis since 2014, as well as presents to fellows, in all areas of medical malpractice litigation. Responsible for Wexler v. Hecht, the first case interpreting the requirements under the MCARE act as successfully argued in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

For approximately fifteen (15) years, Thomas has represented The University of Pennsylvania Healthcare System which is comprised of several major hospitals, numerous practice groups and physician offices. He represents Albert Einstein Health Network and Thomas Jefferson University. Additional representation include TeamHealth, a national network of insured doctors, nurses and healthcare providers, the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error Fund (Mcare) (1998-present) which includes doctors and numerous hospitals in catastrophic claims. Additional clients include Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company and Care Professional Liability Association, LLC. Finally, he represents Comcast Spectacor and frequently the Philadelphia Flyers.

Over the years, Thomas has also represented healthcare providers through the following insurers, PHICO, MIIX, PMSLIC, PP&CIGA, Princeton Insurance and Franklin Casualty Insurance Company. In terms of institutional defendants, Thomas has represented, among others, Manor Care, Graduate Hospital, Frankford Hospital, Methodist Hospital, Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, Reading Hospital & Medical Center, St. Luke’s Hospital, Delaware Valley Medical Center, Delaware County Memorial Hospital, St. Christopher’s Hospital, Temple University Hospital as well as the aforementioned The University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Thomas is a certified arbitrator licensed by the Superior Court of New Jersey, and he was appointed to the position of Burlington County Court Arbitrator. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as before the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and District of New Jersey. Thomas is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

A graduate of DeSales University, Thomas received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1985, and was awarded his Juris Doctorate from Delaware Law School of Widener University in 1988. He has served a counselor to the Knights of Columbus (2016-2018), is a Board member of New Life Medical Addiction Services (2017-present) and has been a long time coach of many youth sporting programs including wrestling, basketball and baseball (Coach of the Year, 2002). He is a Eucharistic Minister and distributes communion for home bound and terminally ill individuals.

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