Attorney Thomas B. Bellwoar, Esquire
After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Psychology at The Catholic University of America, Tom Bellwoar graduated from The Villanova University School of Law and was admitted to practice in 1990. He began his legal career as a law clerk to Federal Chief Magistrate Judge Tullio Gene Leomporra in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
In 1992 he was hired as a prosecutor for the Chester County District Attorney’s Office where he tried a wide variety of misdemeanor and felony cases including murder, rape, assault, robbery, theft, drug delivery and possession. (In 1993, he handled a relatively simple case involving a dispute between neighbors. The attorney representing the defendants was a young sole practitioner named Stan Luongo. The two lawyers struck up a long lasting friendship that would eventually lead the foundation of their firm, Luongo Bellwoar LLP). Their mutual interest in bankruptcy, criminal defense, and personal injury law became the focus of their practice.
Tom left the DA’s Office in 1997 and began a criminal defense practice that focused on representing people charged with criminal wrongdoing. His former position as an Assistant District Attorney provides him with valuable insight into the inner workings of the court and criminal justice system that he employs every day when handling cases. Tom represents citizens in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Berks Counties as well as Federal Court in Philadelphia who have been arrested, cited, questioned, investigated or charged in connection with a crime. He is a member of the Chester County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Since 1998 he has been a select member of the Federal Criminal Justice Act Panel of attorneys handling serious cases in Federal District Court in Philadelphia.
Tom also practices in the area of Property Tax Assessment Appeals. He has been successful in reducing property taxes for hundreds of home owners and businesses in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Bucks Counties.
In 2015, 2016, and 2017, Main Line Today recognized Tom as a top attorney.
Tom lives in the West Chester, PA area with his beautiful wife, and their two children. He coaches his son’s ice hockey team and still plays twice a week himself in an early morning men’s league. He is an avid surfer who has traveled extensively to Hawaii and Central America in search of waves but still maintains that Ocean City, NJ, is his favorite break.
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