Thomas G. Oakes Associateswas founded in October 1986, merging computer technologies with court reporting. Since 1986, Thomas G. Oakes Associates has stayed on the cutting edge of every technological advancement for the legal marketplace and has had the privilege to introduce, offer and train its clients in these disciplines so that they can rest assured that they will always be at the top of their game with Oakes.
Thomas G. Oakes is the founder of Thomas G. Oakes Associates. He is a former official court reporter with the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. After leaving the employ of the Federal Government in 1986, Mr. Oakes established his firm as one of the leading firms in the Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York area. By the year 1999, Oakes expanded its marketplace to a national company, providing services across the United States.
Court Reporting Certifications:
"The highest certifications in the court reporting field through testing by the National Shorthand Reporters Association."
- Registered Professional Reporter
- Certified Shorthand Reporter
- Registered Merit Reporter
- Registered Diplomate Reporter
Mr. Oakes is a Certified TrialDirector Trainer.
- TrialDirector 4 -2005
- TrialDirector 5 -2006
- TrialDirector 6 -2010
Mr. Oakes is an adjunct, providing TrialDirector Training at Temple University's LLM in Trial Advocacy. He also is spearheading TrialDirector training at Villanova Law School.
Mr. Oakes continues to present technology seminars and training to many of the law firms in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and throughout the United States and Canada. He has been part of the master level courses and seminars given in the Philadelphia area by preeminent attorneys and judges.
In the last 35 years, Mr. Oakes has handled many high profile cases. A few of these matters were turned into books and/or movies:
- John Doe vs Kohn, Nast & Graf - The movie "Philadelphia" starring Tom Hanks
- Eric Thomas vs Ford Motor Company - The book "Cape May Courthouse - A Death in the Night."
- Willie Jerome Brown vs General Motors Corporation - Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro Defensive Lineman
Our firm specializes in products liability litigation. Our clientele includes two of the three largest domestic automobile manufacturers, forklift truck manufacturers, medical device and supply companies, in addition to insurance carriers, self-insureds and many other outstanding companies.
Please feel free to call us for a list of clients who we have had the good fortune to have worked with for over a 25 years.