Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney's veteran criminal defense shareholder Thomas A. Bergstrom has been arguing on behalf of the first Roman Catholic church official to be charged in the U.S. for his administrative role in handling priest abuse complaints.

This highly charged case, involving Tom's client, Monsignor William J. Lynn, and the Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia, has received widespread media attention since trial began at the end of March. Tom's opening statements and courtroom remarks have been published in many national, local and legal publications including the Associated Press, New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer and the Legal Intelligencer.