Thomas E. Ullrich
100 South Mason Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
OSHA, wage hour, employment discrimination, workplace and fleet safety and product liability matters are Tom Ullrich’s practice specialties. He has guided clients through complicated claims, compliance and litigation issues using his professional expertise. Tom regularly represents clients throughout the United States, and has successfully handled complex cases, collective and class actions and administrative hearings in more than fifteen states. Tom regularly develops policies and procedures for clients, assists with federal contract compliance and audits and steers clients through corporate governance issues. He serves as rapid response counsel for a national company, assisting in the identification of issues and direct investigation of serious occupational and fleet accidents.
Tom Ullrich worked as a workers' compensation investigator for New York State and later as an investigator for the Office of the New York State Attorney General. He also completed a judicial clerkship for the Honorable H. Emory Widener, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
St. John's University (B.A., 1976; J.D., 1987)
Admitted to Practice
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's Legal Elite, Virginia Business Magazine
Best Lawyers in America
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
OSHA Region III Inspection Update
OSHA conducted over 600 inspections in June 2015.
OSHA Issues Temporary Enforcement Policy
On May 4, 2015, OSHA issued its final rule on Confined Spaces in the Construction Industry, found at 29 CFR 1926.1201-1213.
“A violation here, a violation there, now OSHA can abate everywhere?”
A recent ALJ ruling in an OSHA case may signal a significant increase in OSHA’s attempts to enforce standards at locations they have not even inspected. In Secretary of Labor v. Central Transport, LLC (available here), OSHA filed a complaint requesting “enterprise-wide abatement”.