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Thomas G. Egner, Esq.

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Tom Egner1I have been successfully handling consumer bankruptcy cases in South Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania for over 15 years. Prior to entering the arena of bankruptcy, my legal background centered on personal injury and municipal court. I joined McDowell Posternock Apell & Detrick, PC in the fall of 2014. I enjoy working with our team of bankruptcy attorneys to help our clients gain a fresh start.

In 1982 after graduating Upper Dublin High School in Montgomery County Pennsylvania, I spent two years at Ursinus College as a Biology major. Following my sophomore year in college I had the opportunity to spend the summer in Israel on an Archeological Dig in Israel. The results are summarized in the book, Khirbet Nisya, The Search for Biblical Ai 1979-2002, by David Livingston.

My junior and senior years in college were spent as a Religion major at Temple University where I graduated summa cum laude. Not wanting to waste my religious training, I decided on a legal career and earned my degree from Widener Law in 1990. I especially enjoyed the association with Widener since my grandfather graduated Pennsylvania Military College (now Widener University). After graduation I practiced personal injury, as well as criminal law. I even spent time in the insurance and securities industry.

My wife Christina and I were married in Ocean City in 2004. We enjoy raising our three girls, Ashley, Emily and Lillian. Emily has a rare condition initially labeled as chromosome 17q21.31 micro deletion (C17) syndrome now known as Koolen deVries syndrome. Since 2009, when our family hosted the first C17 family gathering, attended by Dr. David Koolen and Dr. Bert deVries from Holland, we have supported research and understanding of Koolen de Vries syndrome. We are very thankful to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey, as Emily was granted her wish to go to Disneyworld in 2014. We share our family’s story at onelittlepooh.net. Christina runs an online business from our home.

I have strong ties to the Philadelphia area going back to the mid-1800s. My great grandfather and grandfather owned and operated H. Swoboda & Son, manufacturers of baseball, whip and other leather products in Northeast Philadelphia until the 1950s. They supplied horse hide to A.G. Spalding & A.J. Reach. Thomas Shibe and George Reach were guests in my great grandfather’s box at the 1915 World Series in Philadelphia. My father is a graduate of John Bartram High School in southwest Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania. My mother, a classmate of Grace Kelly’s, graduated from the Stevens School in Germantown and Penn State University. Both worked at the Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvania and are currently retired.

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Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1990
  • Pennsylvania, 1990


  • Widener Law School – Chester, PA
    • J.D.
  • Temple University – Philadelphia, PA
    • B.A. Religion/Religious Studies

Work History:

  • Associate, McDowell Posternock Apell & Detrick, PC 11/2014 – present
  • Associate, Law Offices of S. Daniel Hutchison 2000 – 2014

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