Kathleen G. Kane - Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General - Protecting Pennsylvanians

Aug. 2, 2006

Attorney General Corbett names Thomas M. Devlin head of Health Care Section

HARRISBURG - Attorney General Tom Corbett today announced the appointment of Thomas M. Devlin as Chief Deputy Attorney General of the Attorney General's Health Care Section based in Harrisburg.

Devlin, since 1999, has served as Senior Deputy Attorney General within the Attorney General's Charitable Trusts & Organizations Section. Prior to that, Devlin served as Senior Deputy Attorney General within the Attorney General's Tort Litigation Unit.Tom Devlin

As chief of the Health Care Section, Devlin is in charge of a staff of 10 including attorneys, agents and support personnel who handle more than 2,300 consumer complaints each year. The Health Care Section investigates, mediates and takes legal action on behalf of consumers against health care organizations and providers that are involved in unfair, deceptive or illegal practices.

"The Health Care Section performs some of the most important work within the Office of Attorney General due to the rapid responses required to assist consumers with life threatening illnesses or circumstances," Corbett said. "Tom Devlin's experience, expertise and compassion made him the best choice to head up this particular section, which has an enormous responsibility to the public. Consumers with health care problems have a strong and committed advocate in Tom."

"I'm grateful to Attorney General Corbett for this opportunity to serve the public in this way," Devlin said. "I look forward to working with consumers to not only protect their rights under state law, but to help them fully understand and access a complex health care system." 

Devlin will also serve as Attorney General Designee on the State Chiropractic Board, under the Pennsylvania Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs within the Department of State. 

Prior to his service with the Office of Attorney General, Devlin worked as a solo practitioner, private law firm associate, Assistant Counsel for Pennsylvania's Department of General Services and law clerk U.S. Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Devlin obtained his law degree from Claude W. Pettit School of Law, Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio. He is a native of Central Pennsylvania and resides with his wife Erin and three children in Camp Hill.

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EDITOR'S NOTE:  A photo of Tom M. Devlin is available by contacting the Attorney General's Press Office at 717-787-5211.