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Commercial Law and Litigation

Employment and Labor Law


Food and Beverage Industry


University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D. (1977)

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, B.A. (1974)

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Thomas H. May


Two PPG Place, Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-5402
T: 800-243-5412
D: 412-281-7272
F: 888-811-7144

Thomas H. May is a shareholder of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. As Chair of the firm’s Employment and Labor Law Group, he concentrates his practice in the areas of employment and labor law and civil rights. He regularly represents employers of all sizes, engaged in a variety of enterprises, including health care, transportation, and the food and beverage industry. For twenty-five years, Mr. May has been litigating before administrative agencies such as the EEOC and NLRB and in state and federal courts. He has handled cases involving race, age, sex, and disability discrimination at both the trial and appellate level.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. May served as a Manager of Labor Relations for Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation.

Professional Accomplishments:

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, elected in 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America©:  2017 “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation – Labor and Employment for Pittsburgh
  • The Best Lawyers in America©:  Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor and Employment 
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® 2004–2005 and 2009–2018 

Speaking Engagements:

  • "Preventing Foodborne Illness through Vaccinations" (Co-Presenter); 2014 GMA Litigation Conference; Dana Point, California; 2/26/2014
  • "Hot Employment Law Issues:  The Fair Labor Standards Act" (Co Presenter), Working Solutions Breakfast Program, 5/18/2004
  • Lectures on Employment Law (PBI and NARTC)


  • Employment and Labor Issues (Lawyers Journal and Pittsburgh Business Times)

Admissions and Licenses:

  • Pennsylvania Bar Admission
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third, Fourth, and Sixth Circuits
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Pennsylvania


  • Allegheny County Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section and Federal Court Section – Section Chair)
  • American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section –EEOC Committee and Development of the Law Under the NLRA Committee)
  • Sports Lawyers Association


  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law (1977)
  • B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1974), magna cum laude, Criminology