Learn about the attorneys who represent employers in OSHA law matters for the law firm of Wharton, Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC.

Tom Ullrich

Thomas E. Ulrich
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Tom Ullrich regularly represents corporate clients, throughout the United States, in cases involving employment discrimination, occupational and fleet safety matters, OSHA compliance and enforcement issues, and a range of commercial claims such as products liability, including adulterated foods claims; personal injury, including claims involving tractor trailers and commercial equipment; contracts, including cases involving procurement and Uniform Commercial Code issues; toxic torts, including claims of exposure to toxic substances; and securities. In addition, he regularly develops corporate policies and procedures for clients, assists clients with federal contract compliance and audits, and guides clients through corporate governance issues. Mr. Ullrich has handled complex employment claims, including FLSA collective actions, Title VII and ADA class actions, OSHA administrative hearings and other employment, products liability and commercial matters in more than fifteen states, and has tried cases to verdict in many states. Mr. Ullrich serves as rapid response counsel for a national company, assisting in the identification of issues and direct investigation of serious occupational and fleet accidents.

B.A., 1976, St. John‚ University J.D., 1987, St. John‚ University

  • Maryland State Bar (1988)
  • New York State Bar (1988)
  • Virginia State Bar (1988)
  • West Virginia State Bar (2003)
  • Pennsylvania State Bar (2004)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (2011)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (1988)
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland (2014)
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (1995)
  • United States District Court for the Western District of New York (2001)
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2004)
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
    (2005)
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania (2010)
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (1989)
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia (1989)
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia (2003)
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia (2003)
  • Virginia‚ Legal Elite, Virginia Business Magazine
  • Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers Magazine
  • AV Rated with Martindale-Hubbell Virginia
  • Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • West Virginia Bar
  • New York State Bar
  • Maryland State Bar
  • Pennsylvania State Bar
  • Virginia Trucking Association
Derek Brostek

Derek J. Brostek
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Derek J. Brostek brings the perspective and discipline of a career as a Marine Corps officer to the cases in civil, business and insurance issues he handles at Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC. Derek joined the firm after retirement as a Lieutenant Colonel. He started out as an artillery officer, worked with Marine Corp Security Forces, then went on to become a Marine lawyer. His thirteen years as a Marine Judge Advocate focused primarily on criminal law, including trial work, teaching trial advocacy and strategic policy work. Derek served in Afghanistan in the areas of operational law and detention operations.

Derek lives in the Harrisonburg area with his wife Trish and their two daughters, Lauren and Colleen. In his spare time he is an enthusiastic supporter of growing the availability of youth lacrosse in the Valley. His dedication to family, country and the rights and interests of his clients make him an attorney to have in your corner when facing difficult litigation issues.

  • BA, Political Science, (1994) University of Rochester (Phi Beta Kappa,
    Magna Cum Laude)
  • JD (2001) William and Mary, (Order of Coif, Law Review,
    Moot Court, President of Military Law School)
  • LL.M (2009) The Army JAG School (one of 4 honor graduates)
  • American Bar Association, 2004
  • Younger Federal Lawyer Award for criminal defense work
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Harrisonburg-Rockingham Bar Association
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Selected to Virginia Business‚Äô 2014 Virginia Elite for Civil Litigation
  • Rotary Club of Rockingham County
  • Massanutten District Lacrosse Club (Vice President)