Thomas L. Gowen was appointed Special Master of the United States Court of Federal Claims on March 3, 2014. He is a 1971 graduate of Haverford College from which he received the George Miller Award in Political Science. He graduated from Villanova University School of Law.
Special Master Gowen practiced law for 37 years in the Philadelphia area, and for the last 10 years as a partner at Locks Law Firm in Philadelphia. His focus has been primarily in complex tort litigation, including the handling of traumatic brain injury, carbon monoxide poisoning, spinal cord injury, medical negligence, toxic torts, and other personal injury matters. He has served as Chairman of a hearing panel for the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the bars of the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the Third, Fourth, and D.C. Circuit Courts of Appeals.