Thomas A. Smock

Shareholder || Pittsburgh

Thomas (“Tom”) Smock is a nationally known expert in helping employers in dealing with “high risk” union and union free issues.  Tom joined Ogletree Deakins on January 1, 2007.  Before that, he was a named Partner in a labor boutique firm who specialized in union issues.  He helps employers to develop strategies in dealing with difficult union initiatives, including corporate campaigns and multi-plant strike coordination.  Tom also provides union-free employers guidance and training in union avoidance.  He regularly trains supervisors and executives on the advantages of knowing how to avoid unionization.

Tom is also known as a relationship lawyer who assists clients in advancing their solutions to problems through a network of satisfied clients for almost 40 years.

Tom has particular expertise in Coal, Steel, Aluminum, and Health Care.

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Tom has engaged in being lead labor counsel in a number of high profile union deputes throughout his career. By way of example –


Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Energy & Mineral Law Foundation (Board of Trustees)
  • Better Business Bureau of Western Pennsylvania (Board of Directors)