Thomas S. Neuberger
Thomas S. Neuberger was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, where he and his wife Judy reside. Tom founded Thomas S. Neuberger, P.A. in May of 1981 after practicing as a partner in a medium sized Wilmington law firm. In 2003, after Stephen joined the practice, The Neuberger Firm, P.A. was founded.
Tom has extensive experience representing clients in civil trials and appeals. As a result of his expertise in the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution, he was twice honored by being asked to testify before committees of the U.S. Congress.
He has lectured other lawyers and students on areas of federal court practice and procedure, litigation tactics, the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and recent case developments.
Tom received a B.A. in Political Science and graduated magna cum laude from St. Joseph’s University in 1969. He later received a Master’s Degree in Political Science with honors from the University of Delaware in 1973 and was also awarded a graduate school teaching assistantship and a National Science Foundation traineeship. In 1974, Tom received his J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center where he was an editor of the Georgetown Law Journal and an associate editor of the American Criminal Law Review.
From 1972 through 1974, Tom served as a law clerk to the Honorable John H. Pratt, Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. He has served as a national vice-president and Director of the Christian Legal Society and also as general counsel and Director of The Rutherford Institute. In 1986, Tom was honored by the Governor of Delaware and served as the Republican Party candidate for U.S. Congress for Delaware.
Tom is admitted to the bars of the United States Supreme Court (1978), the Delaware Supreme Court (1974), the United States Courts of Appeals for the Third Circuit (1979), the Fourth Circuit (1993), the Fifth Circuit (1978), the Sixth Circuit (1992), the Seventh Circuit (1985), Ninth Circuit (1980), and the D.C. Circuit (1992), as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware (1974).
Tom also is a member of the Delaware State Bar Association and the National Employment Lawyers Association. He is a past member of the Christian Legal Society where he served as an executive committee member and national vice-president. Tom is a board member for The Rutherford Institute, an international, nonprofit civil liberties organization committed to defending constitutional and human rights located in Charlottesville, Virginia. From 1982 through 1987 he served as general counsel for The Rutherford Institute. Additionally, Tom currently serves as a board member of the Philadelphia chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association which has a nationwide membership.
In January of 2005, Tom was appointed by Chief Judge Anthony J. Scirica of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals to the Lawyers Advisory Committee of the Judicial Council of the Third Judicial Circuit for a three year term.
Tom has been regularly selected by the Delaware Bar as one of its top attorneys as reported in the Delaware Today magazine: one of Delaware’s top 70 attorneys in October 1996; top 100 attorneys in November 1999; top 175 attorneys in October 2001; top 75 power attorneys in November 2004. In September 2006, the magazine profiled Tom as the leading civil rights attorney in Delaware. Recently, the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2007 edition featured Tom as “The Good Samaritan.”
Tom also has authored or co-authored legal articles which have appeared in the Fordham Law Review, the St. Louis University Public Law Review, the Delaware Lawyer, the Labor Law Journal and the Equal Employment Practice Guide. He has authored or co-authored the following publications:
“The First Amendment Implications of State Regulation of Candidate Political Speech,” 14 Saint Louis University Public Law Review 571 (1995).
“Tax Exempt Religious Schools Under Attack: Conflicting Goals of Religious Freedom and Racial Integration,” 48 Fordham Law Review 229 (1979).
“Separation of Church and State: Historical Roots and Modern Interpretations,” Delaware Lawyer (Spring 1986).
“An Analysis of the Evidentiary Standard Under the Employment Discrimination Statutes,” found in Equal Employment Practice Guide (Federal Bar Association,
“Sex as a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification Under Title VII,” 29 Labor Law Journal 425 (July 1978).
“Evidence and Intent in a Fourteenth Amendment Employment Discrimination Case,” 29 Labor Law Journal 72 (February 1978).