Tom Kline and Shanin Specter have Built One of America’s Greatest Law Firms


Tom Kline and Shanin Specter have built one of America’s great law firms.

It started with two lawyers who were willing to take on powerful corporations, major medical centers and government agencies on behalf of people who were badly injured or lost their lives. The result was a string of spectacular seven- and eight-figure jury verdicts and settlements for otherwise helpless victims such as a three-year-old boy killed by a defective truck, a worker left dead in an oil refinery explosion, a young man brain damaged due to hospital error, a child whose foot was severed in a mass transit escalator.

Now, a decade later, Kline & Specter, with 32 lawyers working beside them, have won something else – a reputation for handling the toughest and largest catastrophic injury, mass tort and class action cases. Their firm has become a national leader in major cases, such as the Vioxx litigation, while they continue their deep commitment to individual representation.

Tom Kline, voted the No. 1 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for the second straight year, and Shanin Specter, also among the Top 10 Pennsylvania attorneys in the annual Super Lawyers survey, are proud of their firm’s record, a record of achievement that has brought fair compensation to their clients, while also spurring important changes in industry, health care and government.