Thomas S. Schaufelberger

Tom Schaufelberger is a member of the Executive Committee and a partner in the Commercial Litigation and Insurance practices. He focuses his practice on significant matters in business and commercial settings.


Insurance Matters

Tom advises clients and represents them in state and federal courts regarding insurance coverage and bad-faith issues arising out of errors and omissions, directors and officers, fidelity, and general liability insurance policies. He also has an active appellate practice.

Tom has acted as an expert witness and panel arbitrator in insurance coverage disputes. Additionally, he regularly represents businesses and professionals in commercial litigation and professional liability disputes. He has acted as national coverage counsel for professional liability insurers; as national coordinating counsel for environmental coverage litigation; and bad-faith counsel for several insurers.

Professional Liability

Tom also has extensive experience representing professionals against significant claims alleging errors and omissions.  Tom has successfully represented architects and engineers over the past 25 years in projects spanning the range of municipal, educational, commercial, large residential and governmental projects.  He has also acted as a national mediation counsel for professional liability claims in the construction design industry.  

Tom also has extensive experience defending accountants and lawyers in a variety of contexts.

In private practice since 1981, Tom is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia, Eastern District of Virginia, District of Arizona, District of Maryland, and District of Michigan. He also is admitted to practice before the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the First, Third, Fourth, Sixth, Eleventh and District of Columbia Circuits.


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