Thomas Sporrer

After six years of practice, Thomas W. Sporrer, Jr. joined SMT Legal in 2022, practicing family law and criminal defense. In addition to his work with SMT, he has also represented clients in cases involving landlord and tenant disputes. His clients say of working with him that he was “very clear with his strategy of my case from the consultation to the court date” and “[h]e helped me finalized my divorce with ease and performed efficiently.” In 2022, Thomas was recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 40 Under 40 attorney in Criminal Defense, and was named to the Top 10 Under 40 by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

Thomas graduated from Mercyhurst University with a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science in 2010, cum laude. He was honored to be included on the Dean’s List and as a member of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta) Honor Society, and National Scholastic Honor Society. Subsequently, he obtained a Master of Science in Forensic Science in 2012 from Boston University School of Medicine where he was a member of the Boston University Forensic Science Society. He published A Study of the Effect of Exsanguination on the Decomposition of Sus scrofa in the Northeastern United States as his Master’s Thesis in the Alumni Medical Library at Boston University School of Medicine.

He earned his law degree from University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2016 on a Full Dean’s Scholarship. During law school, Thomas won the CALI Award for Academic Excellence in Cyberspace and the Law and was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity.

Born, raised, and currently living in Pittsburgh, Thomas enjoys helping his hometown community. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, and Allegheny County Bar Association.

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2016
    • Full Dean’s Scholarship
    • Pi Alpha Delta Professional Law Fraternity
  • Boston University School of Medicine, Master of Science in Forensic Science, 2012
    • Boston University Forensic Science Society
  • Mercyhurst University, Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science, 2010, cum laude
    • Dean’s List
    • Phi Eta Sigma National Honors Society
    • Beta Beta Beta National Honors Society
    • National Scholastic Honors Society
    • Forensic Science Club, Vice President
  • Pennsylvania, 2016
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 – Criminal Defense, 2022
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Top 10 Under 40, 2022
  • CALI Award for Academic Excellence in Cyberspace and the Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

SMT Legal
Attorney
2022 – Present

AAAL – Allegheny Attorneys at Law, P.C.
Associate Attorney
October 2016 – December 2021

AAAL – Allegheny Attorneys at Law, P.C.
Legal Intern
February 2015 – October 2016

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