High Swartz LLP is pleased to announce that Thomas E. Panzer, an equity partner specializing in zoning, municipal, and workers’ compensation law, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Bucks County Bar Association (BCBA) for a three year term, starting in the year 2024. This marks Tom's third 3-year term serving on the Board over the past two decades.
“The BCBA goes beyond the essential goal of upholding standards in the legal community. It’s a well-run organization. I am eager to collaborate with fellow members in the new year.” says Tom.
Established in 1883 with just 40 charter members, the Bucks County Bar Association is one of the oldest and most active Bar Associations in the United States. The association traces its origins back to the courts established by William Penn in 1683. Presently, the BCBA boasts over 800 members spread across Bucks County.
Tom brings a wealth of community service and legal experience to his role, currently serving as Solicitor to multiple zoning hearing boards in Bucks municipalities, as well as serving as Solicitor to the Office of the Bucks County Prothonotary , appointed by the Hon. Coleen Christian, Prothonotary. His past community service includes a four-year term as Bucks County Treasurer, two terms as a Supervisor in Warminster Township, Bucks County, and a full five-year term as an appointed member of the Warminster Municipal Authority Board of Directors. In 2020, Tom was appointed as the Secretary to the Military Installation Remediation and Infrastructure Authority (MIRIA). MIRIA provides grant money and reimbursements to offset and mitigate the cost of remediating PFC contamination associated with military installations in Pennsylvania, in particular the NAS-JRB Willow Grove property.