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 Thomas Breth 




Thomas E. Breth, Esquire, is a partner in the Butler County law firm of Dillon McCandless King Coulter & Graham, LLP. He received his Juris Doctorate from Capital University and Law Center in 1992; and a Bachelors of Science Degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1988.

Mr. Breth practices primarily in the areas of Education Law and Labor Law. He currently provides legal services as Solicitor, Labor Counsel, Special Counsel and/or Special Education Counsel to numerous school districts in Western and Central Pennsylvania. Mr. Breth has represented both public and private sector employers in a variety of jurisdictions, including appearances in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the Supreme, Superior and Commonwealth Courts of Pennsylvania, various County Courts of Common Pleas, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, and Special Education proceedings with the Department of Education. He routinely negotiates collective bargaining agreements for both public and private sector employers, including numerous collective bargaining agreements for public school districts.

Mr. Breth has been a guest speaker for the Pennsylvania School Boards Association; the Pennsylvania Bar Institute; and other continuing education providers throughout Pennsylvania. Most recently, he was a guest speaker at the Pennsylvania School Boards Association’s July 2012 Solicitors’ Symposium in State College. The topic of my presentation was the Latest Trends in Labor Negotiations. 

His parents, Rolland and Lenore Breth, continue to live in Butler County. He has an older brother, Brian, who lives in Texas with his wife, Ann; and a younger sister, Kathy, who lives in State College with her husband, Todd Brunermer, and their two daughters, Katie and Megan.

Mr. Breth is a member of St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church. He has served on numerous non-profit Boards over the past twenty years, including as a member of the Board of School Directors for the Butler Area School District. He currently serves on the Board of the H.L. Shearer Sporting and Society which is a self-sustained, non-profit organization that promotes wildlife conservation, firearm education and safety, and good citizenship through scholarships, grants and private donations.