O’Donnell, Weiss & Mattei, P.C.

Thomas P. McCabe


With over sixteen years of litigation experience, including over twelve years as a civil litigator, and over fifteen years as a criminal defense practitioner, I bring exceptional experience of a seasoned trial lawyer well-versed in jury trials and bench trials, and advocating for my clients.

As a former Assistant Public Defender, I have the practical, hands-on courtroom experience to provide well-reasoned advocacy for your legal needs.

As a civil litigator I can provide representation for your landlord/tenant, breach of contract, simple torts, and commercial litigation needs.

My practice also includes estate administration (probate) and estate planning, including simple Wills, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills/Advanced Healthcare Directives, and guardianship matters.  I also handle zoning and municipal law, appellate and juvenile delinquency matters.

Peer Talk/Review:

“He approaches his litigation matters fearlessly, yet never losing touch with the most important duty of an attorney (i.e. working for the best interest of the client).”- Dave Megay


Education & Credentials:

  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. – 2006


  • Fordham University
    • B.A. – 2003
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: in cursu honorum – Honors Program
    • Major: American Studies


  • Bar Admissions
      • Pennsylvania, 2006


(P) 610-323-2800



Professional Associations:

  • Chair, Criminal Defense Section of the Chester County Bar Association
  • Co-Chair of the Civil Litigation Section of the Chester County Bar Association
  • Conflict Counsel for Chester County, PA, 2011 to Present
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, Chester County Bar Association
  • Member, Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL)
  • Former Solicitor for the Zoning Hearing Board for Elk Township, Pennsylvania

Speaking Engagements and Seminars:

  • Attorneys David Megay and Thomas McCabe discuss Healthcare Powers of Attorney with Tower Health healthcare providers November 17, 2021.

Pro-Bono Activities:

  • Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Former Assistant Solicitor for the Chester County Democratic Committee (CCDC)
  • TriCounty Active Adult Center – Member of the Board of Directors
  • Coatesville Area Branch of NAACP, Member


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