|Tony J. Thompson|
The Homer S. Brown Division (HSBD) provides a forum for members of the ACBA to discuss and address issues affecting African Americans within the bar association and the local community. It also informs the ACBA about the needs of its African-American members.
The HSBD presents the Young Leader Award to an attorney who exhibits strong leadership qualities and a commitment to the promotion of equality and the advancement of justice among the African-American community. Any HSBD member under the age of 40 who actively participates in HSBD and at least one other committee, division or section of the ACBA is eligible to receive the award. Through the award, the HSBD honors the accomplishments of young attorneys who have positively affected the African-American legal community.
Thompson participates in Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Employment Law & Employee Benefits and Intellectual Property Groups. He counsels clients on a variety of matters, including contract negotiations, trade secrets, labor-management relations, complex commercial litigations and commercial landlord and tenant disputes. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in both state and federal courts and in arbitration proceedings. He also serves on the firm’s Diversity Committee.
Thompson serves on the boards of the Pitt Law Alumni Association, Rainbow Kitchen Community Services, and Small Seeds Development, Inc. Several publications have included Thompson among their lists of awardees, including Pennsylvania Super Lawyers’ “Rising Stars,” The Legal Intelligencer’s “Lawyers on the Fast Track” and The New Pittsburgh Courier’s “Fab 40.” He is an active member on several committees of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Allegheny County Bar Association.
Thompson received his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Washington & Jefferson College and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He currently resides in Monroeville with his wife.